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Stephen Kalin

Mar 02 2017

Iraqi forces in Mosul fight Islamic State counter-attack

MOSUL, Iraq Islamic State fighters launched a counter-attack against advancing U.S.-backed Iraqi forces in western Mosul during an overnight rain storm, as the battle for control of the militants' last major urban stronghold in Iraq intensified.

Mar 01 2017

Iraqi army controls main roads out of Mosul, trapping Islamic State

MOSUL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi army units on Wednesday took control of the last major road out of western Mosul that had been in Islamic State's hands, trapping the militants in a shrinking area within the city, a general and residents said.

Mar 01 2017

FEATURE-Von Schuljungen zu "Märtyrern" für den Islamischen Staat

Mossul "Meine geliebte Familie, bitte vergebt mir", steht auf dem handgeschriebenen Brief, der auf einem ehemaligen Trainingsgelände des Islamischen Staates (IS) im Ostteil von Mossul zurückgelassen wurde.

Mar 01 2017

Iraqi officers find Islamic State members hidden among refugees fleeing Mosul

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq A few hundred men who had scurried across front lines in a refugee exodus from Mosul sat on the ground in neat rows before an Iraqi intelligence officer who scanned the crowd for hidden militants.

Feb 28 2017

Iraqi officers find Islamic State members hidden among refugees fleeing Mosul

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq A few hundred men who had scurried across front lines in a refugee exodus from Mosul sat on the ground in neat rows before an Iraqi intelligence officer who scanned the crowd for hidden militants.

Feb 28 2017

Last letters : From Mosul schoolboys to Islamic State 'martyrs'

MOSUL, Iraq "My dear family, please forgive me," reads the handwritten letter discarded in the dusty halls of an Islamic State training compound in eastern Mosul.

Feb 27 2017

Iraqi forces seize Mosul bridge as thousands of civilians flee

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq Iraqi forces seized a damaged Mosul bridge on Monday which could link up their units on either side of the Tigris river, as thousands of civilians fled the fighting for Islamic State's remaining stronghold in the west of the city.

Feb 26 2017

Iraqi forces aim to secure Mosul bridge, link up to east bank

MOSUL, Iraq U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Sunday, aiming to capture a bridge across the Tigris which would link the city's government-held eastern bank with the ongoing offensive against remaining militants in the west. | Video

Feb 24 2017

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

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