As Washington and Baghdad continue to ramp up their preparations for the offensive on Mosul, humanitarian organizations are warning of a “dire” winter facing hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who will be forced to flee the northern city held by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS).
U.S. and Iraqi officials announced Wednesday the addition of 600 American troops to assist local Iraqi forces readying to move on the country’s second-largest city, in an operation expected to begin in October.
Red Cross warns up to one million face being displaced as Iraqi forces prepare to launch anti-ISIL offensive in Mosul.
A humanitarian catastrophe is looming over northern Iraq. As many as a million people are expected to stream out of Mosul when Iraqi government forces, backed by the United States, move to retake the city from ISIS. The much anticip...
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces may face a big battle near Baghdad before they can try to retake the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul: Falluja, a long-time bastion of Sunni Muslim jihadists at the capital's western gates.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Upcoming military offensives in Iraq against Islamic State, including an assault on the northern city of Mosul, could displace at least 2.3 million people, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Iraq sai...