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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

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

Islamic State Drones Terrorize Iraqi Forces

As they advance into Islamic State’s remaining urban stronghold of west Mosul, Iraqi forces are struggling to counter the terror caused by the militant group’s drones......»»

Category: topSource: wsjFeb 25th, 2017

Watch a US-led strike knock out an ISIS tank near the terrorist group"s shrinking Iraqi stronghold

Iraqi government forces recently launched the next phase of their offensive against ISIS in Mosul, the terrorist group's last urban stronghold in the country. US-led coalition forces have supported.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 20th, 2017

Watch a US-led airstrike knock an ISIS vehicle off the road near the terrorist group"s Iraqi stronghold

As Iraqi forces prepare to advance on western Mosul, the Islamic State terrorist group's last urban stronghold in th.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 20th, 2017

Iraqi forces are advancing on Mosul Airport — ISIS"s last stronghold in the city

Thomson Reuters SOUTH OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fought Islamic State fighters on Monday to clear the way to Mosul's airport, on the second day of a ground offensive on the jihadists' remaining stronghold in the western.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 20th, 2017

"Mosul would be a tough fight for any army in the world": Iraqi forces launch a fresh offensive in the ISIS stronghold

REUTERS/Alaa Al-MarjaniBAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces captured several villages on Sunday, as they ad.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 19th, 2017

Watch a US-led airstrike knock an ISIS vehicle off the road near the terror group"s Iraqi stronghold

As Iraqi forces prepare to advance on western Mosul, ISIS' last urban stronghold in the country, US-led coalition airstrikes continue to hit ISIS personnel and vehicles in other parts of Iraq. On January 23, a coalition a.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 14th, 2017