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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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