Posts Tagged ‘Mosul’

Iraqi forces move to recapture Tal Afar from IS militants

  • 19 August 2017 - 18:45
Iraqi forces move to recapture Tal Afar from IS militants

Five weeks after securing victory in Mosul, Iraqi forces have moved into positions around the city of Tal Afar, their next objective in the U.S.-backed campaign to defeat Islamic State militants, Iraqi military commanders say. A longtime stronghold of hardline Sunni insurgents, Tal Afar, 50...

US envoy: All IS militants left in Mosul will die

  • 13 March 2017 - 13:11
US envoy: All IS militants left in Mosul will die

BBC - Any Islamic State militants left in the Iraqi city of Mosul will die there, the US envoy to the multinational coalition battling the jihadist group says. Brett McGurk said coalition and Iraqi government forces were "committed to not just defeating them in Mosul, but making sure these guys...

Iraqi forces enter west Mosul neighbourhood pushing IS out

  • 24 February 2017 - 16:36
Iraqi forces enter west Mosul neighbourhood pushing IS out

BBC - Iraqi forces have entered a neighbourhood in West Mosul for the first time since launching an operation to retake it from so-called Islamic State (IS) five days ago. It comes a day after troops retook the city's airport from IS. The army's assault takes them from desert and farmland...

Iraqi forces recapture Mosul Airport from IS

  • 23 February 2017 - 18:13
Iraqi forces recapture Mosul Airport from IS

BBC - Iraqi security forces have recaptured Mosul airport, a key part of the government's offensive to drive the so-called Islamic State (IS) from the western half of the city. The operation took four hours. IS continued to fire mortars at the airport from further inside the city after losing...

Iraqi forces toughen battle as the advance on Mosul airport

  • 23 February 2017 - 13:25
Iraqi forces toughen battle as the advance on Mosul airport

BBC - Iraqi security forces have launched an attack on Mosul airport, a key part of the government's offensive to drive so-called Islamic State (IS) militants from the western half of the city. Military police have entered the airport and taken over the runway amid fierce clashes with IS...

Iraqi forces seize key town in western Mosul

  • 21 February 2017 - 14:45
Iraqi forces seize key town in western Mosul

Iraqi forces have taken a strategically important town close to western Mosul on the third day of their renewed push against so-called Islamic State (IS), the BBC wrote. The taking of Abu Saif means troops now have a direct line of sight to the Mosul's airport and its heavily-populated western...

US-backed Iraqi forces advance on Mosul airport amid fears for civilian lives

  • 20 February 2017 - 16:01
US-backed Iraqi forces advance on Mosul airport amid fears for civilian lives

Reuters - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fought Islamic State fighters on Monday to clear the way to Mosul's airport, on the second day of a ground offensive on the jihadists' remaining stronghold in the western side of the city. Federal police and elite interior ministry units known as Rapid Response...

Iraqi forces launch ground offensive on last IS locations in Mosul

  • 19 February 2017 - 15:40
Iraqi forces launch ground offensive on last IS locations in Mosul

Reuters - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a ground offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants from their remaining stronghold in Mosul, in the western part of the city, and put an end to their ambitions for territorial rule in Iraq. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi...