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Islamic State group attacks in Iraq's Mosul, 24 citizens killed

At least 24 people were killed in an attack by the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday.

500,000 civilians in Mosul face `catastrophic' water shortages: UN

500,000 civilians in Mosul face `catastrophic' water shortages: UN

Operations to retake Iraq`s second city have damaged water pipes in recent days and residents in east Mosul say they have resorted to pumping water from wells.
 

Iraqi forces gain ground against IS in Mosul

The number of districts that have been completely freed by the CTS commandos reached so far 23, Xinhua news agency cited the statement.

Iraqi forces say 1,000 Islamic State fighters killed in Mosul

Iraqi forces say 1,000 Islamic State fighters killed in Mosul

Six weeks into a major offensive, Iraqi forces have captured nearly half of eastern Mosul, moving from district to district against jihadist snipers, suicide attackers and car bombs.

Syria forces take third of rebel-held Aleppo, nearly 1,000 civilians flee

Syria forces take third of rebel-held Aleppo, nearly 1,000 civilians flee

Government forces have retaken a third of rebel-held territory in Aleppo, forcing nearly 10,000 civilians to flee as they pressed their offensive to retake Syria's second city.

Sixteen Iraqi civilians killed in eastern Mosul in ISIS mortar attack

Sixteen Iraqi civilians killed in eastern Mosul in ISIS mortar attack

Iraqi military and hospital officials say mortar rounds fired by Islamic State militants have killed 16 civilians in neighbourhoods already retaken by troops.

Islamic State beheads 15 Iraqi soldiers in Mosul

Islamic State beheads 15 Iraqi soldiers in Mosul

 Islamic State jihadists have publicly beheaded 15 Iraqi soldiers in central Mosul and paraded their corpses along the embattled city's major thoroughfares, local news site Ara News reported on Wednesday.

Iraqi troops, paramilitary forces entirely encircle Mosul

Iraqi troops, paramilitary forces entirely encircle Mosul

The Iraqi security forces and allied paramilitary units, known as Hashd Shaabi, on Wednesday completely encircled the city of Mosul, while the troops continued operations to clear the Islamic State (IS) militants in and out of Mosul over a month after a major offensive was launched, the Iraqi military said.

Iraqi civilians flee as  paramilitary groups close in on flashpoint town west of Mosul

Iraqi civilians flee as paramilitary groups close in on flashpoint town west of Mosul

Tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians have fled Tal Afar as Shi`ite paramilitary groups close in the Islamic State-held town on the road between Mosul and Raqqa, the main cities of the militant group`s self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria.

US airstrikes top 1,000 against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

One after another, fighter jets catapult from the flight deck of the USS Eisenhower, a thousand-foot American aircraft carrier, afterburners glowing amber above the blue Persian Gulf, on their way northwest to join the fight in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State group.

Iraq Shi'ite paramilitaries close to cutting Mosul supply route

Cutting the western road to Tal Afar would seal off Mosul as the city is already surrounded to the north, south and east by Iraqi government and Kurdish Peshmerga forces.  

Iraqi forces recapture parts of areas in Mosul

Iraqi forces recapture parts of areas in Mosul

Iraqi security forces on Saturday recaptured a town and two villages in south of the city of Mosul, while special forces fought heavy clashes with Islamic State (IS) terrorists as they pushed deeper into the eastern part of the city, a security source said.

Mosul mechanics fight IS with wrenches

Mosul mechanics fight IS with wrenches

They are armed with wrenches instead of rifles and are rarely found on the front lines, but Mosul`s mechanics say they are indispensable to the fight against the Islamic State group.

Iraq forces move on two airports in month-old Mosul battle

Iraqi forces piled pressure on the Islamic State group around Mosul today, moving closer to cutting off the jihadists' escape route west to Syria and thrusting deeper into the east of the city.

Islamic State killed 300 former policemen south of Mosul: HRW

Islamic State killed 300 former policemen south of Mosul: HRW

The residents said they believed up to 200 people were killed in the weeks before Islamic State withdrew from the town.

About to reach airbase west of Mosul: Iraqi Shiite group

About to reach airbase west of Mosul: Iraqi Shiite group

An Iraqi Shiite paramilitary group said on Wednesday it is about to storm the Tal Afar airbase, west of Mosul, as part of the military campaign to retake the last major city under control of Islamic State in Iraq.

Rare suicide attack in south of Baghdad kills 8, say Iraqi officials

Rare suicide attack in south of Baghdad kills 8, say Iraqi officials

A rare suicide attack in an oasis town south of Baghdad killed eight people and wounded at least six on Monday, Iraqi officials said.

Iraq military says recaptures Nimrud, home to ancient site

Iraq military says recaptures Nimrud, home to ancient site

Iraqi forces seeking to drive IS from second city Mosul also retook another village southeast of the site of Nimrud.

IS using thousands of women as sex slaves in Mosul

Thousands of women from the Yazidi minority are being held by the Islamic State jihadist group in the embattled Iraqi city of Mosul, local news site Ara News reported, citing a prominent human rights activist.

`Intense` fighting in Mosul as civilians flee

`Intense` fighting in Mosul as civilians flee

More than 49,000 people have been displaced since the Mosul operation began, the International Organisation for Migration said on Saturday.