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Bomber sows death among civilians fleeing Mosul

Mosul - A suicide bomber blew himself up Friday among civilians fleeing the Old City of Mosul, where increasingly desperate jihadists are mounting a bloody last stand.

IS destroys iconic Mosul minaret as Iraqi forces advance

Mosul - Mosul's trademark leaning minaret was missing from its skyline for the first time in centuries Thursday after desperate jihadists blew it up as Iraqi forces advanced on an ancient mosque compound.

Deep in Mosul, US forces support Iraq's fight

Mosul - In a once-plush house in west Mosul, a handful of US soldiers watch on as an Iraqi commander barks orders over the radio to his troops fighting jihadists little more than a mile away.

IS blows up Mosul mosque where Baghdadi became 'caliph'

Baghdad - Jihadists on Wednesday blew up Mosul's iconic leaning minaret and the adjacent mosque where their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2014 declared himself "caliph" in his only public appearance, Iraqi officials said.

Iraqi forces advance in Mosul Old City, rescue civilians

Mosul - Iraqi forces said Tuesday they were fighting fierce battles with the Islamic State group and rescuing escaping civilians as they pursued their offensive against Mosul's jihadist-held Old City.

Iraqi forces push into Mosul Old City, warn IS 'surrender or die'

Mosul - Iraqi forces pushed deeper into Mosul's Old City on Monday after launching a final assault on the Islamic State group, warning civilians to stay inside and telling jihadists to "surrender or die".

Iraq warns Mosul civilians, tells IS 'surrender or die'

Mosul - Iraqi authorities have dropped leaflets over Mosul warning civilians to stay inside and are telling jihadists to "surrender or die" after launching an assault to retake the Old City.

Mosul's Old City threatened as showdown looms

Mosul - Mosul's Old City, where Iraqi forces are closing in on the Islamic State group's final urban refuge in Iraq, is an ancient maze of narrow alleys.

Mosul students return for exams amid devastation

Mosul - Amid buildings destroyed by heavy fighting, University of Mosul students are returning to take exams interrupted three years ago when jihadists took control of their city.

Iraq: The battle for Mosul

Baghdad - Key dates in the Iraqi offensive to recapture Mosul, the country's second biggest city, from the Islamic State group (IS) jihadists who seized it in June 2014.- The battle begins -- October 17, 2016: Iraqi forces launch the assault.

Iraqi forces launch assault on Mosul Old City

Mosul - 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 assault on Mosul Old City: army

Baghdad - Iraqi forces on Sunday started their assault on Mosul's Old City as they press their battle to retake the northern city from the Islamic State group, an army commander said.

Baghdadi 'The Ghost': world jihad's low-profile boss

Baghdad - Discreet in his youth and invisible as the world's most wanted man, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi rose through the ranks quietly and patiently to become global jihad's undisputed supremo.

General admits U.S.-led coalition used white phosphorus in Mosul

Mosul - New Zealand Brigadier General Hugh McAsian admitted that the U.S.-led coalition used white phosphorus during its operations in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Ramadan comes with bitter taste for families of Iraq's Mosul

Mosul - For Umm Mohammed and other residents of areas of war-battered west Mosul recaptured from Islamic State group jihadists, this year's Muslim holy month of Ramadan carries a bitter taste.

Terrified civilians hide from gunfire in Mosul pre-school

Mosul - The bullets of jihadists rain down outside the Mosul kindergarten, where dozens of terrified Iraqi civilians are sheltering from fighting in their northern city.

Hundreds sick, two dead in food poisoning at Mosul displaced camp

Baghdad - A mass food poisoning at a camp for displaced Iraqi civilians outside Mosul has left at least two dead and hundreds requiring urgent treatment, officials said Tuesday.

Down to the river for youths from Iraq's embattled Mosul

Sulaiman Bakhshan - With bare tree branches as diving boards, they take off and plunge into Iraq's Khazir River, a rare moment of respite for boys forced from their homes in the battleground city of Mosul.

Tired, traumatised Mosul mothers unable to breastfeed

Sulaiman Bakhshan - Wazira rocks her tiny baby pleadingly but he is inconsolable, crying for the milk his mother can neither produce herself nor buy in a camp near the Iraqi battleground city of Mosul."He's been crying since the moment he was born.

Iraqi girl reunited with family 3 years after IS abduction

- The Ashti camp in Iraq's northern city of Arbil on Saturday celebrated the return of a girl whose abduction by jihadists three years ago sent shockwaves through her Christian community.
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