Iraqi forces resume offensive towards eastern Mosul
Oct31

Iraqi forces resume offensive towards eastern Mosul

The battle for Mosul, still home to 1.5 million residents, is shaping up to be one of the toughest in a decade of turmoil following the U.S-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003. “The operation to liberate the left bank of Mosul has started,” said a military statement, referring to the eastern bank of the river that flows from north to south. Another statement said five villages were taken north of Mosul, where...

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Iraqi forces gain ground in march to retake militant-held Mosul
Jun29

Iraqi forces gain ground in march to retake militant-held Mosul

Iraqi security forces have made new gains on the ground against the terrorist group IS, as they are trying to recapture the country’s second-largest city of Mosul from the terrorists. On Tuesday (June 28), elite counter-terrorism forces and Popular Mobilization fighters retook control over Telol al-Baj area, which lies on the highway linking the town of al-Shirqat, situated about 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of the capital,...

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Iraqi forces retake two Fallujah districts from Islamic State, push west
Jun21

Iraqi forces retake two Fallujah districts from Islamic State, push west

Iraq’s armed forces pressed on with their offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from Islamic State on Tuesday (June 21), dislodging the militants from two eastern districts and pushing them back into a handful of northern and western neighborhoods. A military statement said the elite counter-terrorism forces took the northeastern Shurta police district while units from Baghdad operations command recaptured the Askari military...

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Iraq forces retake Fallujah from Islamic State
Jun17

Iraq forces retake Fallujah from Islamic State

Commanders said their forces had met limited resistance from IS fighters during the push into the city centre. Iraqi forces retook the main government compound in the centre of the jihadist bastion of Fallujah from the Islamic State group on Friday (June 17), top commanders said. “The counter-terrorism service and the rapid response forces have retaken the government compound in the centre of Fallujah,” the...

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