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Iraqi forces are "a few days" from splitting ISIS" last stronghold, but drones, mortars, and car bombs are in the way

Thomson Reuters Mosul (Iraq) (AFP) - A small white drone hummed into sight and Thaker, a member of Iraq's special forces, grabbed his machine gun and started lighting up the blue sky above eastern Mosul. His bulle.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 9th, 2017

ISIS Militants Launch Multiple Chemical Weapons Attacks On Iraqi Troops

The Islamic State militant group launched two poison gas attacks on Iraqi troops in two days as pro-government forces advanced against the jihadists in their final Iraqi stronghold of Mosul......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekApr 17th, 2017

Watch a US-led airstrike pound a building in Syria days before ISIS was forced out of the area

As Iraqi forces advance on ISIS' last urban stronghold in the country, the US-led coalition continues to strike the terrorist group in Syria to support its various allies in the .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 28th, 2017

Iraq forces attack ISIS-held Mosul airport

AFPAl-Buseif (Iraq) (AFP) - Iraqi forces backed by jets, drones and gunships attacked Mosul airport Thursday, a key step in a renewed offensive against jihadists defending their stronghold on the city's west .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 23rd, 2017

Iraqi Forces Advance on Last ISIS Bastion, Kurds

Iraqi government troops launched an offensive to rout Islamic State from its final stronghold in the country, while advancing against Kurdish fighters on a separate front......»»

Category: topSource: wsjOct 26th, 2017

Iraqi Forces Advance on Last ISIS Bastion, Former Kurdish Allies

Iraqi government troops launched an offensive to rout Islamic State from its final stronghold in the country, while advancing against Kurdish fighters on a separate front......»»

Category: topSource: wsjOct 26th, 2017

ISIS fighters, once bent on martyrdom, surrender en masse from last Iraqi stronghold

Felipe Dana/Associated PressWhen US-backed Iraqi security forces and Iranian Shia militias cleared' ISIS's final Iraqi stronghold in Hawijah, they met with weak resistance and a ma.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 9th, 2017

ISIS fighters, once bent on martyrdom, surrender en mass from last Iraqi stronghold

Felipe Dana/Associated PressWhen US-backed Iraqi security forces and Iranian Shia militias cleared' ISIS's final Iraqi stronghold in Hawijah, they met with weak resistance and a ma.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 9th, 2017

"We have tougher days coming": ISIS is reinventing itself for guerrilla warfare

Reuters PicturesMOSUL (Reuters) - Islamic State militants began reinventing themselves months before U.S.-backed Iraqi forces ended their three-year reign of terror in Mosul, putting asid.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 20th, 2017

Here are 15 photos of ISIS" final days in its Iraqi stronghold

Felipe Dana/Associated Press In July 2014, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi — the leader of ISIS who may have been killed in a Russian airstrike last month — declared a caliphate in the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, just weeks .....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJul 7th, 2017

Iraqis Deploy Drones to Target ISIS in Mosul Battle

Iraqi forces are using small, off-the-shelf drones to target Islamic State in the crowded and twisting streets of Mosul’s Old City, where the militants are making a last stand......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJun 20th, 2017

Battling ISIS: Iraqi Forces Storm Last Islamic State Group Stronghold in Mosul

The historic district is the last still under control of the militants......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 18th, 2017

End of ISIS: U.S. and Iraqi Forces Prepare for Final Battle After Surrounding Old City

After more than eight months of fierce fighting, ISIS militants have been forced back to the last district claimed by the group in its stronghold of Mosul......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 15th, 2017

ISIS Is Dropping Bombs on the U.S. and Syrian Armies

The Islamic State militant group is losing on multiple fronts and has unleashed an army of homemade drones to bomb U.S. and Syrian forces......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 15th, 2017

Step inside an ISIS prison in the terror group"s shrinking Iraqi stronghold

US-backed forces in Iraq are on the b.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 7th, 2017

"Daesh is fighting house to house": Iraqi forces are using a mix of tactics to evict ISIS from its last stronghold

MOSUL, Iraq, (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are using .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 25th, 2017

In Afghanistan, Battle With ISIS Grinds On After "Mother of All Bombs"

Near the blast site, U.S. and Afghan forces are trying to dislodge Islamic State from a mountain stronghold where the militant group recently established a new front......»»

Category: topSource: wsjApr 18th, 2017

In Afghanistan, Battle With ISIS Grinds On After Big Bomb

Near the blast site of the “Mother of All Bombs,” U.S. and Afghan forces are trying to dislodge Islamic State from a mountain stronghold where the militant group recently established a new front......»»

Category: topSource: wsjApr 17th, 2017

ISIS commander killed in house-by-house fight for the terror group"s last Iraqi stronghold

REUTERS/Ari Jalal MOSUL, Iraq, (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces killed the Islamic State commander of Mosul's Old City on Tuesday as the battle for the militants' last stronghold in Iraq focused on a brid.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 14th, 2017

Watch a US-led coalition strike wipe out an ISIS roadblock amid the grinding fight for the group"s Iraqi stronghold

Iraqi government forces recaptured the eastern side of Mosul, ISIS' last urban stronghold in Iraq and the country's second-biggest city, in late January, and since February 19, the fight against ISIS there ha.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 13th, 2017

"The enemy is broken": Iraqi forces have lodged a crucial victory in ISIS" last stronghold

REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani SOUTH OF MOSUL (Iraq) (AFP) — Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group in west Mosul reached the city's southernmost bridge.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 27th, 2017