Gulf Times - Mosul
Iraq faces pockets of resistance in Mosul's Old City

Iraq faces pockets of resistance in Mosul's Old City

Iraqi forces still faced pockets of resistance from Islamic State in Mosul's Old City on Friday, four days after the prime minister declared victory.

Iraqi forces clash with IS in Mosul days after victory

Iraqi forces clash with IS in Mosul days after victory

Iraqi forces clashed with Islamic State fighters holding out in Mosul's Old City on Wednesday, more than 36 hours after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the militants.

Iraq, allies violated international law in Mosul: Amnesty

Iraq, allies violated international law in Mosul: Amnesty

Amnesty International said on Tuesday tactics used by Iraqi forces and their US-led coalition allies in the battle for Mosul violated international humanitarian law and might amount to war crimes.

IS chief Baghdadi’s death confirmed, says Syrian Observatory

IS chief Baghdadi’s death confirmed, says Syrian Observatory

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters on Tuesday that it had "confirmed information" that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.

UN rights chief urges justice and healing after Mosul

UN rights chief urges justice and healing after Mosul

UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called on Tuesday for accountability and dialogue to heal the trauma of Mosul after Iraqi troops retook the country's second city from the Islamic State group.

Abadi to declare Mosul victory, few pockets of resistance

Abadi to declare Mosul victory, few pockets of resistance

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was poised to declare victory over Islamic State in Mosul on Monday as only a few dozen militants put up resistance in the city where their leader declared a caliphate three years ago.

Iraq's Mosul tops list of defeats for IS

Iraq's Mosul tops list of defeats for IS

The Islamic State group's defeat in Mosul, a city that once had a population of around two million, is by far its biggest since the jihadists seized swathes of Iraq and Syria in 2014.

Iraqi Prime Minister congratulates armed forces for Mosul "victory"

Iraqi Prime Minister congratulates armed forces for Mosul "victory"

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul on Sunday and congratulated the armed forces for their "victory" over Islamic State after eight months of urban warfare, bringing an end to three years of jihadist rule in the city.

IS fighters killed trying to flee west Mosul: commander

IS fighters killed trying to flee west Mosul: commander

A group of jihadists tried to escape across the Tigris River from west Mosul where they hold a dwindling pocket of territory, but were killed by Iraqi forces, a senior commander said on Saturday.

Mosul victory imminent as Islamic State lines collapse

Mosul victory imminent as Islamic State lines collapse

Iraqi security forces expect to take full control of Mosul in the next hours as only a few meters are left under the control of Islamic State, Iraqi state TV said on Saturday.

Two Iraqi journalists killed in village south of Mosul

Two Iraqi journalists killed in village south of Mosul

Two Iraqi television journalists were killed by the Islamic State group while two others were trapped Friday in the same village south of Mosul but were later rescued by security forces.

Civilians trapped as Iraqi forces battle IS in Mosul

Civilians trapped as Iraqi forces battle IS in Mosul

Iraqi forces on Thursday battled the last remaining Islamic State group fighters in Mosul's Old City, where the UN said up to 20,000 civilians are trapped and in "extreme danger".