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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

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

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

Watch a US-led airstrike level an ISIS-held building near the terror group"s last Iraqi stronghold

Iraqi ground forces have made quick advances against ISIS .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 6th, 2017

In the vicious fight for Mosul, ISIS turned one of the city"s gems into a strategic target

CBS News/YouTube Iraqi forces have recently liberated the eastern of half Mosul, retaking half of what is the terrorist group's last urban stronghold in Iraq. Fighting in the eastern half of the city culminated in mid-January, when.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 26th, 2017

Watch a US-led airstrike wipe out an ISIS escape route amid the fighting in Mosul

The Iraqi government said last week that government forces and their partners had retaken the eastern half of Mosul, ejecting ISIS fighters from a big chunk of their last stronghold in the country. Even as signs of everyd.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 23rd, 2017

Iraqi forces are gearing up for the final stage in the battle for ISIS" last stronghold in the country

Thomson ReutersMOSUL (Reuters) - Residents of east Mosul held up their children and too.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 22nd, 2017

"They"re determined to reappear": As its caliphate crumbles, ISIS finds other ways to spread terror

Thomson ReutersBAGHDAD (Reuters) — Two days after Iraqi forces launched a new push against Islamic State in Mosul, bomb blasts ripped through a marketplace i.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 18th, 2017

Watch Iraq"s elite Counter Terrorism Service fight their way through the streets of ISIS" last Iraqi stronghold

REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani The new year has seen Iraqi government forces make marked progress against ISIS in the terror group's l.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 17th, 2017

"For the sake of Allah, get out": Foreign fighters add to the chaos in the battle for ISIS" Iraqi stronghold

Thomson Reuters MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - As Iraqi government forces advanced towards his eastern Mosul neighborhood in November, a group of Islamic State militants stormed Abu Rami's home, put a gun to his head and t.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 14th, 2017

Iraqi Forces Breach ISIS Stronghold in Mosul

Iraqi troops on Friday breached the Mosul University campus used by Islamic State as a military facility, in what officials said was a significant advance in the nearly four-month battle to reclaim the city......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 13th, 2017

Watch a US-led coalition airstrike destroy an ISIS weapons factory near the group"s Iraqi stronghold

The new year has seen Iraqi government forces make new progress in their fight against ISIS, gaining territory on the eastern side of Mosul, the northern Iraqi city that is the terrorist group's last stronghold in the .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 13th, 2017