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In Effort To Oust ISIS, Iraqi Forces Storm Mosul Airport

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.23.2017 | World

SOUTH OF MOSUL (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul launched a major offensive on ...

Iraq Launches Offensive On Last ISIS Stronghold In Mosul

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.20.2017 | World

SOUTH OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fought Islamic State fighters on Monday to clear the way to Mosul’s airport, on th...

Starving Animals In Mosul's Zoo Receive First Food In Months

Reuters | Chris McGonigal | Posted 02.02.2017 | World

A bear paced around its filthy cage next to a lion with hunger in its eyes. They are the only animals left in a destroyed zoo in Mosul on Thursday, a ...

Thoughts On friendship, Ovid In Mosul, Faulkner’s Masks, Decadence, And Terrorism According To Yann Moix

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 01.27.2017 | World
Read More: Mosul, World News
Bernard-Henri Lévy

You fell out with a friend over terrorism and the war we’re fighting against it, which he thinks is a misnamed? That’s nothing to be embarrassed a...

Civilian Death Toll Mounts As Iraqi Forces Push On In Mosul

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 01.10.2017 | World

Iraqi forces fought their way into more districts of Mosul but advances in the city’s southeast were being slowed by Islamic State’s use of civili...

Iraqi Forces Reach The Tigris River In Mosul In Fight Against ISIS

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.08.2017 | World

MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces battling Islamic State reached the eastern bank of the Tigris river in Mosul on Sunday for...

At Least 20 Killed In Baghdad Suicide Bombings

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.08.2017 | World

BAGHDAD, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Suicide bombs at two marketplaces in Baghdad, one of them claimed by Islamic State, killed at least 20 people on Sunday, po...

Over 2000 Iraqis A Day Fleeing Mosul Amid Military Advance

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.04.2017 | World

NEAR MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq, Jan 4 (Reuters) - More than 2,000 Iraqis a day are fleeing Mosul, several hundred more each day than before U.S.-led coalition...

ISIS Kills At Least 24 In Baghdad Bombing, Cut Key Road To Mosul

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.02.2017 | World

BAGHDAD/TIKRIT, Iraq, Jan 2 (Reuters) - An Islamic State car bomb killed 24 people in a busy square in Baghdad’s sprawling Sadr City district on Mon...

29 Dead In Baghdad Blasts

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 12.31.2016 | World

Three bombs killed 29 people in Baghdad on Saturday as fighting intensified in the northern city of Mosul, where Iraqi government forces are trying to...

Iraqi Forces Begin Second Phase Of Massive Mosul Offensive

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.29.2016 | World

NEAR MOSUL, Iraq, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces on Thursday began the second phase of their offensive against Islamic State militants in Mo...

Why We Must Help Those Fleeing Mosul with Hard Cash

Dr Jodi Nelson | Posted 12.02.2016 | Impact
Dr Jodi Nelson

The battle for Mosul is in full swing and civilians are pouring out of the city. Some 77,000 people have already fled their homes, according to the Un...

Taking The Fight To ISIS From The Homeland

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 12.05.2016 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Ohio State University Islamic terrorist Abdul Razak Ali Artan is the latest so-called "lone wolf" radical Islamic terrorists to strike the homeland. ...

Lessons from Kirkuk for Mosul and Nineveh Province

David L. Phillips | Posted 11.30.2016 | World
David L. Phillips

Lessons from Kirkuk can inform plans to stabilize Mosul and Nineveh province after Mosul is liberated from the Islamic State.

The Complicated Middle East in About 1,000 Words

Dr. Sudip Bose | Posted 11.22.2016 | World
Dr. Sudip Bose

By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD Nov. 21, 2016 -- What is to be gained by meddling in the Middle East? Is there a positive end game for the United States in ins...

ISIS Kills Civilians In Mosul As Iraqi Army Closes In

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.15.2016 | World

BAGHDAD/QAYYARA, Iraq, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Islamic State has summarily killed 21 civilians in Mosul it accused of collaborating with U.S.-backed securi...

Iraqi Forces Accused Of Killing And Torturing Civilians South Of Mosul

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.10.2016 | World

BAGHDAD, Nov 10 (Reuters) ― Iraqi government forces killed and tortured civilians south of Mosul, rights groups said on Thursday, the first such rep...

Hungary's Parliament Rejects Prime Minister's Migrant Ban

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.08.2016 | World

BUDAPEST, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Hungary’s parliament on Tuesday narrowly rejected a plan by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to ban the resettlement of migra...

ISIS Releases Chilling Message Purportedly From Mysterious Leader

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.04.2016 | World

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi expressed confidence in victory, in his first message after U.S.-backed Iraqi forces started an offensive to...

With The Peshmerga, On The Front Line In The Battle For Mosul

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.06.2016 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Return to Kurdistan. My first move is to go into the hills around Mount Zartak to gather my thoughts in the spot where Maghdid Harki, the young, white...

Civilians Fleeing Through ISIS Landmines Face Detention, Prison-Like Conditions In Northern Iraq

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 10.31.2016 | World

DEBAGA CAMP, Iraq ― It took five attempts before Umm Khaled and her young children were able to flee their hometown of Hawija, controlled by the so-...

Shi'ite Militias Launch Offensive To Seal Off Western Mosul

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.29.2016 | World

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi’ite militias said on Saturday they had launched an offensive towards the west of Mosul, an operat...

Weekend Roundup: How to Curb the Mobocratic Algorithm of Social Media

Nathan Gardels | Posted 10.28.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

Wael Ghonim is the internet activist who helped spawn the Arab Spring in Egypt with his Facebook posts. During those heady days in Cairo, as he explai...

Obama's Stupid Stuff In Iraq

Bruce Fein | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

President Barack Obama's foreign policy of "Don't do stupid s[tuff]" has been turned on its head in Iraq. The stupefying stupidity of our continuing ...

Iraqi Army's Elite Force Pauses Advance Near Mosul

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 10.25.2016 | World
Read More: Iraq, Mosul, World News

An elite unit of the Iraqi army paused its week-long advance on Mosul as it approached the city’s eastern edge on Tuesday, waiting for other U.S.-ba...