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Iraqi forces punch into western Mosul, launch air strikes in Syria

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed into western Mosul on Friday after retaking the city's airport from Islamic State, as aid agencies warned the most dangerous phase of the offensive was about to begin for hundreds of thousands of civilians.

Feb 23 2017

Iraqi forces storm Mosul airport, military base

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport from Islamic State on Thursday, advancing on multiple fronts towards the jihadists' last major stronghold in the western half of the city. | Video

Feb 21 2017

Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State set to storm airport, clear way to western Mosul

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD U.S.-backed Iraqi forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul prepared on Tuesday to storm the airport and a nearby military base on its southern outskirts to create a bridgehead for a thrust into the city.

Feb 20 2017

As Iraqi forces attack west Mosul, security services hunt hidden enemy in east

MOSUL, Iraq To others, he was simply a rubbish collector employed by Islamic State to clean the streets of Mosul, but secretly he was informing on the militants.

Feb 20 2017

As Iraqi forces attack west Mosul, security services hunt hidden enemy in east

MOSUL, Iraq To others, he was simply a rubbish collector employed by Islamic State to clean the streets of Mosul, but secretly he was informing on the militants.

Feb 19 2017

Iraq launches offensive on last Islamic State stronghold in Mosul

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a ground offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western part of the city of Mosul, and put an end to their ambitions for territorial rule in Iraq.

Feb 19 2017

Blowing up houses, digging up graves: Iraqis purge Islamic State

RFAILA, Iraq The mood was festive as seven men each carried a bomb into a house on the edge of a village in northern Iraq.

Feb 19 2017

Blowing up houses, digging up graves - Iraqis purge Islamic State

RFAILA, Iraq The mood was festive as seven men each carried a bomb into a house on the edge of a village in northern Iraq.

Feb 03 2017

Sold by Islamic State, bought by strangers: Yazidi child reunited with family

RASHIDIYA, Iraq His name was Ayman, but the couple who brought the boy home to their Iraqi village after buying him for $500 called him Ahmed. | Video

Jan 30 2017

Trump travel ban leaves Iraq's persecuted Yazidis in limbo

ERBIL, Iraq Khudeeda Naif won refuge in the United States as a member of Iraq's Yazidi minority, but what he fears more than religious persecution is retribution for his brother's work as an interpreter for the U.S. army in Iraq. | Video

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