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John Davison

Jan 18 2017

As caliphate crumbles, Islamic State lashes out in Iraq

BAGHDAD Two days after Iraqi forces launched a new push against Islamic State in Mosul, bomb blasts ripped through a marketplace in central Baghdad - the start of a spate of attacks that appear to signal a shift in tactics by the Islamist group.

Jan 18 2017

As caliphate crumbles, Islamic State lashes out in Iraq

BAGHDAD Two days after Iraqi forces launched a new push against Islamic State in Mosul, bomb blasts ripped through a marketplace in central Baghdad - the start of a spate of attacks that appear to signal a shift in tactics by the Islamist group.

Jan 17 2017

Iraqi forces push Islamic State further back in Mosul: military

MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD Iraqi special forces pushed deeper into Islamic State-held districts in eastern Mosul and army units fought the insurgents inside a military base in the city's north, officials said during the day on Tuesday.

Jan 14 2017

Iraqi forces advance at Mosul University, take areas along Tigris: officials

MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD Iraqi special forces drove back Islamic State militants in the Mosul University campus on Saturday, while elite police units took over large areas along the east bank of the Tigris river, military officials said. | Video

Jan 13 2017

Iraqi forces make rapid gains against Islamic State in Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD Iraqi special forces stormed a sprawling university complex in northeast Mosul on Friday and pushed Islamic State back in nearby areas to reach two more bridges across the Tigris River, the military said.

Jan 12 2017

Iraqi forces link up in north Mosul, make gains in southeast

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq Iraqi forces joined flanks in northern Mosul and drove back Islamic State militants in the southeast on Thursday in a renewed push that has brought them closer to controlling the eastern half of the city.

Jan 10 2017

Iraqi forces advance in Mosul but civilian toll mounts

ERBIL, Iraq/BAGHDAD Iraqi forces pushed Islamic State fighters back further in Mosul on Tuesday in a renewed effort to seize the northern city and deal a decisive blow to the militant group, though progress was slow in some districts, the army said. | Video

Jan 10 2017

Iraq forces advance in Mosul but civilian toll mounts

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq 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 civilians for cover, military officials said on Tuesday. | Video

Jan 01 2017

Syrian warplanes strike near Damascus during fragile truce

BEIRUT Syrian government warplanes resumed their bombardment of a rebel-held valley near Damascus on Sunday after nearly 24 hours with no air raids, a rebel official and monitors said, during the third day of a fragile ceasefire.

Dec 31 2016

U.N. Security Council welcomes Syria truce, rebels warn they could abandon it

BEIRUT The United Nations Security Council on Saturday welcomed a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war, but rebel groups threatened to abandon the two-day-old truce if violations persisted.

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