Recent News Headlines : Mosul - Iraq

MOSUL CELEBRATES FIRST EID WITHOUT ISLAMIC STATE IN YEARS


About 350 Islamic State fighters, most of them non-Iraqis, are defending their remaining stronghold in Mosul's densely populated Old City, an Iraqi general said on Sunday... READ MORE

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MUSLIMS CELEBRATE EID AL-FITR WORLDWIDE


Meanwhile, in Jerusalem, about 90,000 Muslims converged on al-Aqsa Mosque, which for Muslims represents the world's third holiest site, to perform Eid prayers... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 4892

CANADIAN SNIPER RECORDS 2.2-MILE KILL SHOT IN IRAQ


A Canadian sniper in Iraq killed an Islamic State fighter from a distance of 3,540 meters, or almost 2.2 miles... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 10

SUICIDE BOMBER BLOWS HIMSELF UP AS SAUDIS FOIL MECCA PLOT


In July 2016, a suicide bombing there killed four members of Saudi Arabia's security forces... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 108

KURDS SEE CHANCE TO ADVANCE THEIR CAUSE IN RUINS OF ISLAMIC STATE


Across the border in Raqqa, with five of its neighbourhoods under their control, Kurdish forces are contemplating what comes next for them and their cause... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 1207

SHOW SOME PATRIOTISM, UK MINISTER TELLS BROADCASTERS OVER BREXIT


Tim Farron, the outgoing leader of the small pro-EU Liberal Democrats party, said Leadsom should apologize for her sinister comments... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 197

KYRGYZ PRESIDENT DENIES HE'S IN TALKS TO SEND TROOPS TO SYRIA


Kyrgyz President denies he's in talks to send troops to Syria Interfax... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 53

IRAQI FORCES FREE HUNDREDS OF CIVILIANS IN MOSUL OLD CITY BATTLES AS DEATH TOLL MOUNTS


Aid organizations and Iraqi authorities say Islamic State was trying to prevent civilians from leaving so as to use them as human shields... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 913

FRANCO-SWISS JOURNALIST DIES IN PARIS AFTER BEING INJURED IN MOSUL BLAST


The Franco-Swiss journalist Veronique Robert has died in hospital in Paris after being wounded in an explosion in Mosul earlier this week... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 952

SAUDIS FOIL PLOT TO ATTACK GRAND MOSQUE


Security forces in Saudi Arabia say they've disrupted a plot to attack the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 1928

DEADLY SUICIDE BOMBINGS HIT SHOPPING DISTRICT IN MOSUL


The announcement came as Iraqi forces were continuing the fight against ISIL fighters in their last stronghold in western Mosul, the city's old town... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 1358

JOURNALIST DIES OF WOUNDS FROM BLAST IN IRAQ


Iraqi Kurdish journalist Bakhtiyar Haddad and French journalist Stephen Villeneuve, who were working with Robert, were also killed in the explosion... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 127

IRAQI FORCES MAKING GROUND IN BATTLE FOR MOSUL


US-trained urban warfare units are making ground against the Islamist group, and hope to divide the ISIL fighters into four isolated areas... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 5

MULCAIR URGES TRUDEAU TO CONFIRM CANADA'S COMBAT ROLE IN IRAQ IN WAKE OF RECORD-BREAKING SNIPER SHOT


Ndp leader says mps should hold a debate if canadian troops are to be involved in combat role in iraq... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 5314

'HIGHLY LIKELY' ISIS LEADER KILLED IN AIRSTRIKE, RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY CLAIMS


On Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry appeared to backtrack on the initial claim, saying Baghdadi's death could not be verified ... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 727

U.S.-LED COALITION UNSURE IF ISLAMIC STATE'S BAGHDADI DEAD OR ALIVE


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23rd June, 2017 21

IRAQI FORCES BATTLE TOWARDS HEART OF MOSUL'S OLD CITY


It was in the al-Nuri mosque that Islamic State's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, proclaimed its caliphate over parts of Iraq and Syria three years ago... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 339

US JUDGE IN MICHIGAN BLOCKS DEPORTATION OF 100 IRAQIS


The arrests shocked the close-knit Iraqi community in Michigan... READ MORE

23rd June, 2017 173

'STAGGERING' LOSS OF CIVILIAN LIFE FROM US-LED AIRSTRIKES IN RAQQA, SAYS UN


Across northern Iraq, only a portion of Mosul's old city and a small adjoining neighbourhood remain under Isis control... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 300

ANALYSIS | ISLAMIC STATE CLAIMS A HISTORIC MOSQUE IN MOSUL WAS DESTROYED BY A U.S. AIRSTRIKE -- BUT VIDEO EVIDENCE SUGGESTS OTHERWISE


The Islamic State's Amaq News Agency quickly argued that the mosque was destroyed in a U.S. airstrike... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 648

IRAQ PM: MOSUL LIBERATION TO BE ANNOUNCED IN FEW DAYS


The announcement came as Iraqi forces were continuing the fight against ISIL fighters in their last stronghold in western Mosul, the city's old town... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 172

ISIS BLOWING UP GRAND AL-NURI MOSQUE 'A DECLARATION OF DEFEAT', SAYS IRAQI PM


Earlier this month Mosul residents reported Isis fighters began sealing off the area around the mosque... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 3353

SHOCK AND ANGER IN MOSUL AFTER ISLAMIC STATE DESTROYS HISTORIC MOSQUE


The demolition came on Wednesday night as Iraqi forces closed on the mosque, which carried enormous symbolic importance for Islamic State... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 1329

US, IRAQ SAY ISIS BLEW UP FAMOUS MOSUL MOSQUE


As our Iraqi Security Force partners closed in on the al-Nuri mosque, ISIS destroyed one of Mosul and Iraq's great treasures, said US Maj... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 4933

U.S. WILL TAKE WEAPONS FROM KURDS AFTER ISLAMIC STATE DEFEAT


The fight for Raqqa was launched two weeks ago, piling pressure on Islamic State which also faces defeat in its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 2264

ISLAMIC STATE BLOWS UP HISTORIC MOSUL MOSQUE WHERE IT DECLARED ITS 'CALIPHATE' IN 2014


Reuters Alaa Al-Marjani Photo Iraqi security forces are pictured during a battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq February 26, 2017... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 119

DESTROYING GREAT MOSQUE OF AL-NURI 'IS ISIS DECLARING DEFEAT'


Iraqi PM denounces levelling of Mosul building where Islamic State leader declared a caliphate three years ago... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 5929

ISLAMIC STATE BLOWS UP KEY MOSUL MOSQUE AS U.S.-BACKED IRAQI FORCES CLOSE IN FOR FINAL ASSAULT


Jones said Iraqi forces had overcome the distrust that marked their relations with the population of Mosul, which facilitated Islamic State's takeover of the city in 2014... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 2

DESTRUCTION OF AL-NURI MOSQUE 'SHOWS IS DEFEATED'


Iraqi forces say IS blew up the Great Mosque of al-Nuri and its famous leaning minaret as jihadists battled to stop advancing pro-government troops... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 978

IN IRAQ'S MOSUL, ISLAMIC STATE GROUP DESTROYS ICONIC MOSQUE


The militants said the structure contradicted their fundamentalist interpretation of Islam, but Mosul residents converged on the area and formed a human chain to protect it... READ MORE

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Trending News Headlines : Mosul

PUTIN A BIGGER THREAT THAN ISLAMIC STATE, MCCAIN SAYS


Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to world security than the Islamic State terror group, US senator John McCain tells the ABC's 7.30 program... READ MORE

30th May, 2017 10789

ISIL KILLS 163 PEOPLE IN MOSUL IN ONE DAY


In late May, Iraqi forces launched a broad assault on parts of Mosul, closing in on the remaining pockets of territory held by ISIL... READ MORE

6th June, 2017 10603

ICONIC GRAND AL-NURI MOSQUE IN IRAQ'S MOSUL 'BLOWN UP'


In recent days, US-backed Iraqi forces have been pushing deeper into the last remaining areas held by ISIL in Iraq's second city... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 8867

MEET THE AMERICAN WOMEN WHO ARE FLOCKING TO JOIN ISIS


Shannon Maureen Conley was one of the first cases in the US of a female ISIS wannabe... READ MORE

28th May, 2017 7793

ANALYSIS | TRUMP SAID HE WOULD 'TAKE OUT' THE FAMILIES OF ISIS FIGHTERS. DID AN AIRSTRIKE IN SYRIA DO JUST THAT?


According to their sources, the organization said, one of the strikes had hit a building housing the families of Islamic State fighters... READ MORE

27th May, 2017 7570

SECOND DEADLY BLAST STRIKES BAGHDAD IN 24 HOURS


Suicide bombers kill more than 50 people in separate attacks in Baghdad and Basra, police say... READ MORE

30th May, 2017 7480

US-LED STRIKES KILL 35 CIVILIANS IN EAST SYRIA


US-led coalition air raids killed at least 35 civilians, including many women and children, in an eastern Syrian town held by ISIL, according to a war monitor... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 6448

SUICIDE BOMB BLAST KILLS 20 IN MUSAYYIB MARKET


Two attacks in the space of 12 hours roil Iraqi capital, with ISIL claim of first explosion at a busy ice cream parlour... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 5960

ISIS DESTROYS AL NURI MOSQUE, ANOTHER LOSS FOR MOSUL


But shortly after, the United States Central Command issued a statement bluntly accusing the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, of destroying the mosque... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 5580

RUSSIA'S MILITARY SAYS IT MAY HAVE KILLED IS LEADER; WEST, IRAQ SKEPTICAL


Rami Abdulrahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, cast doubt on the report Baghdadi may have been killed... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 5336

DOZENS OF IRAQIS KILLED AS ISIS TARGETS BAGHDAD DURING RAMADAN


An Islamic State car bomb that targeted families eating ice-cream after breaking their Ramadan fast has killed at least 17 people and wounded 32 more in southern Baghdad... READ MORE

30th May, 2017 3697

US ADMITS MOSUL AIRSTRIKES KILLED OVER 100 CIVILIANS DURING BATTLE WITH ISIS


A Pentagon investigation released on Thursday found that Isis fighters had planted explosives in the house, causing secondary explosions that caused the house to collapse... READ MORE

26th May, 2017 3680

HUNDREDS SUFFER FROM FOOD POISONING IN CAMP NEAR MOSUL


The Kurdish news agency Rudaw, citing Erbil health department officials, said at least one child had died and more than 800 people were affected... READ MORE

13th June, 2017 3201

ISIL TARGETS CHILDREN OF FAMILIES FLEEING MOSUL


Across Iraq, children continue to witness sheer horror and unimaginable violence, it said in a statement... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 3105

ISLAMIC STATE LEADER BAGHDADI 'MAY HAVE BEEN KILLED BY RUSSIA'


The ministry said an air strike may have killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and up to 330 other fighters on 28 May... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 3065

'STAGGERING' CIVILIAN TOLL IN STRIKES ON IS


UN war crimes investigators say US-led coalition air strikes on Islamic State militants in the Syrian city of Raqqa are causing staggering loss of life ... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 2888

BATTLE FOR MOSUL: IS 'BLOWS UP' AL-NURI MOSQUE


So-called Islamic State IS has blown up the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraqi forces say... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 2881

AT LEAST 142 CIVILIANS KILLED IN SIX DAYS


Dozens of women and children killed while trying to escape west Mosul, as Iraqi army seeks to close in on ISIL fighters... READ MORE

1st June, 2017 2600

CIVILIANS KILLED WHILE FLEEING ISLAMIC STATE IN MOSUL


In Syria, Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-air strikes are besieging Islamic State forces in the city of Raqqa, the militants' de facto capital in that country... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 2473

EX-CAPTIVE OF ISIL SHEDS TEARS ON RETURN TO IRAQ


An emotional homecoming for Nadia Murad, a Yazidi survivor captured by ISIL and sold as a slave in northern Iraq... READ MORE

2nd June, 2017 2376

ISIL FIGHTERS SEAL OFF MOSUL MOSQUE FOR LAST STAND


The Grand al-Nuri Mosque has become a symbolic focus of the campaign with Iraqi commanders privately saying they hope to capture it during Ramadan... READ MORE

1st June, 2017 2302

FROM 'CALIPH' TO FUGITIVE: IS LEADER BAGHDADI'S NEW LIFE ON THE RUN


Baghdadi has become nervous and very careful in his movements, said Talabany, whose services are directly involved in countering Islamic State plots... READ MORE

12th June, 2017 2194

KURDISH YPG SAYS 'MAJOR OPERATION' ON SYRIA'S RAQQA TO START IN DAYS


Once Raqqa falls, Deir al-Zor province in eastern Syria will be Islamic State's last major foothold in Syria and Iraq... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 2093

PENTAGON PROBE: U.S. STRIKE LED TO MORE THAN 100 IRAQI CIVILIAN DEATHS


The Iraqi forces did not think civilians were in the building based on their observations prior to the strike... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 2074

CONSEQUENCES OF ATTACKS IN TEHRAN WILL BE FELT AROUND THE WORLD


Assaults on potent symbols of Iranian ideology, claimed by Isis, will stoke tensions with Saudi Arabia, Gulf states and Trump... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 2015

ISIS BLOWS UP HISTORIC MOSUL MOSQUE


Post to Facebook ISIS blows up historic Mosul mosque Iraq's famed al-Nuri mosque has an iconic leaning minaret... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 1856

RUSSIA SAYS IT MAY HAVE KILLED ISLAMIC STATE LEADER ABU BAKR AL-BAGHDADI


Russia's defense ministry saidA Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed as he attended a meeting to discuss ISIS's withdrawal from Raqqa, its de facto capital... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 1827

SPIRITS HIGH AMONG KURDS IN SYRIA AS COALITION BATTLES FOR RAQQA


The assault on Raqqa is likely to be a defining moment in the U.S.-led war on Islamic State in Iraq and Syria... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 1766

SYRIA'S YPG SAYS PUSH FOR RAQQA TO START IN DAYS


Once Raqqa falls, Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria will be ISIL's last major foothold in Syria and Iraq... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 1606

MAP: THERE ARE 10 WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN IRAQ AND SYRIA. NINE ARE IN DANGER.


Islamic State group jihadists seized Syria's Palmyra on Thursday, as UNESCO warned that the destruction of the ancient city would be an enormous loss to humanity... READ MORE

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