Gulf Times - Old-City
Security tight, holy site shut after Jerusalem attack

Security tight, holy site shut after Jerusalem attack

Security forces locked down parts of Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday and an ultra-sensitive holy site remained closed after an attack that killed two police officers and heightened Israeli-Palestinian tensions.

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.

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".

Iraqi forces launch assault on Mosul Old City

Iraqi forces launch assault on Mosul Old City

Iraqi forces launched an assault Sunday to retake Mosul's Old City, the last district still held by the Islamic State group three years after the jihadists seized the northern city and declared their "caliphate".

Iraqi forces launch operation to seize last IS enclave in Mosul

Iraqi forces launch operation to seize last IS enclave in Mosul

Iraqi armed forces launched an operation on Saturday to capture the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul, according to a military statement.

Iraqi forces launch new push on IS in west Mosul

Iraqi forces launch new push on IS in west Mosul

Iraqi forces launched a fresh push on the Islamic State group in Mosul on Thursday, opening a northern front in their battle for the west side of the city, officers said.

Iraqi forces retake more areas in west Mosul

Iraqi forces retake more areas in west Mosul

Iraqi forces retook two more neighbourhoods in west Mosul on Thursday, tightening the noose around jihadists holed up in the Old City, commanders said.

Israeli police kill Palestinian woman who tried to stab them

Israeli police kill Palestinian woman who tried to stab them

Israeli paramilitary police officers shot and killed a Palestinian woman who tried to attack them with a knife outside Jerusalem's walled Old City on Wednesday, police spokesmen said.

Iraqi forces to deploy new tactics in Mosul

Iraqi forces to deploy new tactics in Mosul

Iraqi forces are to deploy new tactics in a fresh push against Islamic State in Mosul, military officials said on Friday, after advances slowed recently in the campaign to drive the militants out of their last stronghold in the country.

More than 180,000 displaced from west Mosul, says Iraq

More than 180,000 displaced from west Mosul, says Iraq

More than 180,000 people have fled west Mosul as Iraqi forces battle to retake it from the Islamic State group, the Iraqi government said on Monday.

Iraqi forces close in on Mosul mosque as residents flee

Iraqi forces close in on Mosul mosque as residents flee

Iraqi army helicopters strafed and fired rockets at Islamic State positions in Mosul's Old City on Sunday as troops on the ground closed in on the strategic and symbolic prize of the al-Nuri Mosque.