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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 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: businessinsider2 hr. 49 min. ago

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: businessinsider11 hr. 18 min. ago

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: businessinsider18 hr. 49 min. ago

"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

ISIS is targeting civilians as its last Iraqi stronghold slips out of its grasp

Thomson ReutersERBIL, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces pushed Islamic State fighters back further in Mosul on Tuesday in .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 10th, 2017

Iraqi Special Forces Make Advances Against ISIS in East Mosul

The ground troops and a U.S.-led coalition backing them launched rockets and air strikes against the militants, who responded with mortars and sniper fire......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 9th, 2017

Senior officer: Iraqi forces will recapture east Mosul from ISIS within "a few days"

© AFP Dimitar DILKOFFBaghdad (AFP) - Iraqi forces will recapture east Mosul from the Islamic State group within "a few days," a senior officer said on Monday. Baghdad's forces have retaken a series of areas in eastern Mosul since launching an.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 9th, 2017

ISIS may be about lose a big chunk of its last Iraqi stronghold, and the terror group is striking back

Thomson ReutersERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) — Iraqi forces have retake.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 5th, 2017

Watch a US-led coalition airstrike wipe out a weapons cache amid the fight for ISIS" last Iraqi stronghold

In the days.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 3rd, 2017

Islamic State Claims Series of Deadly Baghdad Bombings

Islamic State claimed a spate of bombings in Baghdad that Iraqi officials said had killed at least 28 people, days after the Iraqi army and allied forces renewed their offensive to retake the group’s stronghold in Mosul......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 2nd, 2017