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Conflicting casualty figures a week after Iraq Mosul blast


MOSUL, Iraq Conflicting accounts emerged on Sunday about an explosion in Iraq's Mosul a week ago after a U.S.-led coalition strike against Islamic State that local officials say collapsed buildings, killing and burying many people.

U.S. general: coalition takes Iraq civilian deaths allegations seriously

The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State in Iraq has taken every measure to protect civilians and will investigate reports of civilian deaths during an operation in Mosul, a U.S. general involved in the operation said on Sunday.

World, Mar 26 2017

U.S. confirms coalition strike in Mosul district where dozens reported killed

MOSUL, Iraq The U.S. military said on Saturday a U.S.-led coalition strike had hit an Islamic State-held area of Iraq's Mosul where residents and officials say as many as 200 civilians may have been killed as result of an air raid. | Video

World, United Nations Mar 25 2017

Iraqi oil minister: market is decisive factor in possible cut extension

KUWAIT Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi said on Saturday the market is a decisive factor in deciding whether to extend into the second half of this year a global agreement on reducing oil output.

Mar 25 2017

Iraqi forces to deploy new tactics in Mosul, civilians flee city

MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq Iraqi forces are to deploy new tactics in a fresh push against Islamic State in Mosul, military officials said on Friday, after advances slowed in the campaign to drive the militants out of their last stronghold in the country.

World, Mar 24 2017

IS gunmen target civilians fleeing Mosul by night

MOSUL, Iraq Islamic State gunmen are opening fire on men, women and children as they try to flee Mosul under cover of darkness, civilians who escaped the besieged Iraqi city said on Friday.

World, United Nations, Mar 24 2017

Mosul's east begins to bustle but healing a long way off

MOSUL, Iraq Eastern Mosul is coming back to life. In the few weeks since Iraqi forces drove Islamic State from this side of the city, markets have opened and bulldozers have begun to clear the debris left by battle.

World, Mar 24 2017

Shi'ite cleric Sadr says only Iraq's military should hold land seized from IS

BAGHDAD Influential Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Friday that only Iraq's military should hold territory recaptured from Islamic State, an apparent sign of concern that rival militias might use the gains to expand their influence.

World, Mar 24 2017

Dozens killed, buried in rubble after Mosul air raid - Iraqi officials, residents

BAGHDAD Dozens of residents were buried in collapsed buildings in the Iraqi city of Mosul after an air strike against Islamic State triggered a massive explosion last week and rescuers are still recovering bodies, civil defense agency officials and locals said on Thursday.

World, Mar 23 2017

'Worst is yet to come' with 400,000 trapped in west Mosul: U.N.

GENEVA/MOSUL, Iraq About 400,000 Iraqi civilians are trapped in the Islamic State-held Old City of western Mosul, short of food and basic needs as the battle between the militants and government forces rages around them, the United Nations refugee agency said on Thursday.

World, United Nations, Mar 23 2017

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