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Assault on Mosul begins, presaging another defeat for ISIS

US Politics / Conservative : Power Line

(Paul Mirengoff) Iraqi forces have commenced an offensive to retake the city of Mosul, ISIS’s last main stronghold in Iraq. According to the Washington Post, the battle will be waged by tens of thousands of Iraqi troops, perhaps as ...

Before Mosul, Iraqi army may face fight at the gates of Baghdad

News : Reuters: World News

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.

Iraqis Retake Christian Region Outside Mosul From ISIS

News / International Affairs : Newsweek: World

Iraqi army troops on Saturday stormed into a Christian region that has been under Islamic State militant group (ISIS) control since 2014 as part of U.S.-backed operations to clear the entrances to Mosul, the militants' last major ci...

As Iraqi government forces close in on Mosul, Islamic State tries to create a diversion

Local Interest / Middle East : LA Times: Middle East

Iraqi government forces came within six miles of Mosul’s outskirts on Sunday, carrying out an essential piece of the campaign to retake Islamic State’s primary stronghold in the country. Kurdish peshmerga troops launched fresh attac...

Fierce ISIL resistance as Iraqi troops move on Mosul

News / International Affairs : Al Jazeera Correspondents Blog

Fourth day of battle to retake ISIL stronghold sees entrance of Iraqi special forces and an advance from the northeast.

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