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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 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 town of Hatra southwest of Mosul

Iraqi forces retake town of Hatra southwest of Mosul

Iraqi forces on Thursday retook the town of Hatra, southwest of Mosul, on the third day of an operation that saw them wrest back a nearby Unesco-listed ancient city, a statement 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.

UN chief urges more aid for people of Mosul

UN chief urges more aid for people of Mosul

UN chief Antonio Guterres appealed on Friday for more aid for the people of Mosul, as he visited a camp for Iraqis displaced by the battle to retake the second city from jihadists.

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 reach a second Mosul bridge

Iraqi forces reach a second Mosul bridge

Iraqi special forces pushed forward to reach a second bridge that links eastern Mosul to the city's west, which is still fully controlled by Islamic State, a military statement said on Friday.

Iraqi forces make fresh gains in southeast Mosul

Iraqi forces make fresh gains in southeast Mosul

Iraqi forces drove back Islamic State militants in southeastern Mosul on Thursday, making gains in an area where advances have been particularly tough, the military said in a statement.

Yazidi woman escapes IS in Mosul as Iraqi forces advance

Yazidi woman escapes IS in Mosul as Iraqi forces advance

A Yazidi woman held captive by Islamic State militants for more than two years managed to escape when Iraqi forces pushed into Mosul and provided information that helped them retake a neighbourhood of the city.

Iraqi forces launch new assault on IS in Mosul

Iraqi forces launch new assault on IS in Mosul

Iraqi forces advanced on Thursday after declaring a new phase in their offensive on eastern Mosul, stepping up efforts to reclaim the Islamic State group's last major stronghold in the country.

Iraqi forces move on two airports in Mosul battle

Iraqi forces move on two airports in Mosul battle

Iraqi forces piled pressure on the Islamic State group around Mosul on Thursday, moving closer to cutting off the jihadists' escape route west to Syria and thrusting deeper into the east of the city.

Iraqi forces push deeper into east Mosul

Iraqi forces push deeper into east Mosul

Iraqi special forces recaptured six districts of eastern Mosul on Friday, a military statement said, expanding the army's foothold in the Islamic State stronghold a day after its leader told his jihadist followers ...