Recent News Headlines : Mosul - Iraq

TEARFUL REUNION AS YAZIDI BOY ARRIVES IN WINNIPEG


Yazidi boy reunited with mom in Winnipeg after 2014 capture in Iraq... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 6927

THOUSANDS FLEE AS AIR STRIKES HIT ISIL-HELD TAL AFAR


Iraqi and coalition planes step up air raids ahead of a ground offensive to drive out ISIL from town west of Mosul... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 54

IRAQ STARTS BOMBING IS-HELD TAL AFAR, WEST OF MOSUL


Islamic State's self-proclaimed "caliphate" effectively collapsed last month, when U.S.-backed Iraqi forces completed the recapture of the militants' capital in Iraq, Mosul, after a nine-month campaign... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 301

TWO AMERICAN SOLDIERS KILLED IN IRAQ BUT NOT BY 'ENEMY FIRE,' U.S. MILITARY SAYS


The statement did not provide any further detail, except to say that the casualties were being investigated... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 83

ISLAMIC STATE CLAIMS ATTACK ON U.S. FORCES WEST OF MOSUL


Islamic State on Sunday claimed an attack on U.S. forces assisting Iraqi troops in the war on the jihadist militants in northern Iraq... READ MORE

13th August, 2017 14

ISLAMIC STATE FIGHTERS TRAPPED IN RAQQA, BUT CHECHEN SNIPERS SLOW U.S.-BACKED FORCES


U.S.-backed forces now have Islamic State fighters surrounded in central Raqqa, a Syrian Kurdish commander said, but he predicted that driving the militant... READ MORE

11th August, 2017 3

MILITANTS TRAPPED IN RAQQA CENTER BUT SYRIAN KURD COMMANDER SEES LONG BATTLE


SDF spokesman Talal Selo said on Tuesday that mines were slowing movement even where Islamic State... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 534

ISLAMIC STATE STILL A THREAT AS MOSUL RESIDENTS RETURN TO CITY IN RUINS


West Mosul is still a military zone as the search operations are ongoing for suspects, mines and explosive devices, a military spokesman said... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 108

GERMAN ISIS BRIDE'S CAPTURE FOOTAGE EMERGES AS SHE NOW FACES DEATH PENALTY IN IRAQ


Linda Wenzel, 16, ran away from the small town of Pulsnitz, near Dresen, to join the militants after she was groomed online by an Isis recruiter... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 6274

CHINA, TURKEY SEEK BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS OF MIDEAST


China and Turkey are fishing together in the troubled waters of the Middle East. Will they succeed?... READ MORE

7th August, 2017 153

FRANCE HAS SEEN 271 JIHADI MILITANTS RETURN


Asked how many French jihadis had been killed in Iraq and Syria, Collomb told the Sunday newspaper that it was difficult to corroborate information... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 518

AN ESTIMATED 2,000 ISLAMIC STATE FIGHTERS REMAIN IN RAQQA, SYRIA


Islamic State is also fighting the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad, who is backed by Russian air power and Iranian-backed militias... READ MORE

5th August, 2017 0

ABADI REJECTS AL-SADR CALL TO DISSOLVE HASHD AL-SHAABI


Speaking to supporters on Friday, Sadr called for dissolving Hashd al-Shaabi and absorbing its fighters in the Iraqi army... READ MORE

5th August, 2017 849

ABOUT 2,000 ISLAMIC STATE FIGHTERS REMAIN IN SYRIA'S RAQQA


About 2,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Syria's Raqqa U.S. envoy... READ MORE

5th August, 2017 96

US-LED COALITION SAYS 624 CIVILIAN CASUALTIES FROM AIRSTRIKES IN IRAQ, SYRIA


US-led Coalition says 624 civilian casualties from airstrikes in Iraq, Syria -- RT News... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 873

THREE YEARS SINCE ISLAMIC STATE ATTACK, YAZIDI WOUNDS STILL OPEN


Nearly 3,000 Yazidi women and children remain in Islamic State captivity, and control over Sinjar is disputed by rival armed factions and their regional patrons... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 671

U.S. SAYS 'GRAVE' CONSEQUENCES IF SYRIA'S AL QAEDA DOMINATES IDLIB PROVINCE


The agricultural region had a respite since a Russian-Turkish brokered accord reached last May approved four de-escalation zones across Syria, among them one in Idlib province... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 550

SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 29, INJURES DOZENS AT SHIITE MOSQUE IN WESTERN AFGHANISTAN


The embassy had celebrated the recapture of the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State fighters last month... READ MORE

2nd August, 2017 120

SDF ADVANCES AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE IN SOUTHERN RAQQA


The SDF is dominated by the Kurdish YPG militia, and is the main partner for the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State in Syria... READ MORE

1st August, 2017 425

LIFE AFTER ISIL: MOSUL MUSICIANS EMERGE FROM THE SHADOWS


Musicians who lived under ISIL rule had to keep their profession a secret or face severe punishment. But now they have begun to perform again... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 420

LOST CHILDREN ARE LEGACY OF BATTLE FOR IRAQ'S MOSUL


Nine-year-old Meriam had left her family one day last October to visit her grandmother in west Mosul, then under Islamic State rule... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 1250

ATTACKERS TARGET IRAQ EMBASSY IN KABUL WITH CAR BOMB, FIREFIGHT


A car bombing targeted the Iraqi embassy in central Kabul on Monday, followed by gunfire, Afghan police officials said... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 11

GUN BATTLE AND SUICIDE BOMBING IN AFGHAN CAPITAL


Afghan police say a suicide attack has taken place outside the Iraqi embassy in the capital, Kabul... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 957

ISLAMIC STATE PLOT TO ATTACK IRAQI SHRINES FOILED


Iraqi intelligence officials have foiled an attempt by Islamic State to attack revered Shiite shrines and the sect's spiritual leader... READ MORE

30th July, 2017 0

BOOBY-TRAPS PLAGUE NORTH IRAQ AS ISLAMIC STATE TARGETS RETURNING CIVILIANS


Islamic State militants are also expected to plant new areas as they fall back to the Syrian border... READ MORE

30th July, 2017 880

7,000 ISLAMIC STATE OPERATIVES REMAIN IN IRAQ


On July 10, Iraq's prime minister Haider al-Abadi declared the liberation of Mosul, after nine months of warfare... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 0

CIVILIAN DEATHS MOUNT AS U.S.-BACKED SYRIA FORCE PURGES HALF OF RAQQA OF ISLAMIC STATE FIGHTERS


On Wednesday, a barrage of U.S.-led airstrikes across the city left at least 29 civilians dead, the British-based Observatory said... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 0

FREED FROM ISIS YAZIDI WOMEN RETURN IN SEVERE SHOCK


As the Islamic State began losing its grip on the city, Souhayla's captor cut her hair short, like a boy's... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 15475

RESCUED FROM ISLAMIC STATE, YAZIDI BOY LONGS TO REJOIN MOTHER IN CANADA


Thousands of Yazidi women were enslaved by the militants, who killed hundreds of adult men and took boys including Imad away for military and ideological training... READ MORE

25th July, 2017 55

16-YEAR OLD ISIS FIGHTER CAPTURED IN MOSUL CONFIRMED AS GERMAN GIRL


16-year old Isis fighter captured in Mosul confirmed as German girl... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 563

Trending News Headlines : Mosul

IRAQ DECLARES ISIS'S CALIPHATE 'HAS FALLEN' AFTER HUGE SYMBOLIC VICTORY IN MOSUL


A series of airstrikes by Iraqi helicopter gunships attempted to hit multiple Islamic State sniper positions in al-Shifa... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 128196

IRAQI PRIME MINISTER ARRIVES IN MOSUL TO DECLARE VICTORY OVER ISIS


But the end of the Islamic State's hold on Mosul does not mean peace is at hand... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 27103

IRAQ DECLARES END OF CALIPHATE AFTER CAPTURE OF HISTORIC MOSUL MOSQUE


Their fictitious state has fallen, an Iraqi military spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, told state TV... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 12234

ALL SIDES VIOLATED INTERNATIONAL LAW IN MOSUL


Amnesty All sides violated international law in Mosul... READ MORE

11th July, 2017 6182

IS CONFIRMS DEATH OF TOP LEADER AL-BAGHDADI[1]


On Oct 17, 2016, Abadi announced the start of a major offensive to retake Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq... READ MORE

12th July, 2017 5976

INTERPOL CIRCULATES LIST OF 173 SUSPECTED MEMBERS OF ISIS SUICIDE BRIGADE


For each of the fighters, an ID was created to ensure that each member country in the Interpol network could integrate the data with local databases... READ MORE

23rd July, 2017 5286

IRAQ ANNOUNCES 'VICTORY' OVER ISLAMIC STATE IN MOSUL


Iraqi forces enter mosul mosque where isis declared caliphate... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 3491

IRAQI PM DECLARES VICTORY OVER ISIS IN MOSUL


Abed al Hagani al Asadi of the Iraqi special forces... READ MORE

9th July, 2017 3479

IRAQI FORCES HAVE FULLY RETAKEN MOSUL, U.S.-BACKED COALITION CONFIRMS


Iraqi Security Forces were continuing to clear Mosul's Old City of explosive devices, but Mosul is now firmly under their control, U.S. Central Command said... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 3249

EXCLUSIVE: ISLAMIC STATE LEADER BAGHDADI ALMOST CERTAINLY ALIVE - KURDISH SECURITY OFFICIAL


Exclusive Islamic State leader Baghdadi almost certainly alive - Kurdish security official... READ MORE

17th July, 2017 2887

IRAQ PM TO CELEBRATE VICTORY OVER IS IN THE CITY


Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi arrives in Mosul to congratulate Iraqi forces for victory over IS... READ MORE

9th July, 2017 2631

GERMAN GIRL ARRESTED IN MOSUL IS MISSING LINDA WENZEL, SAY AUTHORITIES


Wenzel's parents had been searching for their daughter since she disappeared from her home in the village of Pulsnitz, near Dresden, in July last year... READ MORE

23rd July, 2017 2415

IRAQ ANNOUNCES 'VICTORY' OVER ISLAMIC STATE IN MOSUL[1]


Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Sunday victory over Islamic State in the city of Mosul, his office said... READ MORE

9th July, 2017 2346

IRAQ ANNOUNCES 'VICTORY' OVER ISLAMIC STATE IN MOSUL[1]


Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Sunday victory over Islamic State in the city of Mosul, his office said... READ MORE

9th July, 2017 2346

MOSUL DEFEAT LEAVES ISIS 'UNLIKELY TO SURVIVE' THREE YEARS AFTER DECLARING CALIPHATE IN IRAQ, ANALYSTS SAY


A series of airstrikes by Iraqi helicopter gunships attempted to hit multiple Islamic State sniper positions in al-Shifa... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 2335

CORPSES, BOOBY TRAPS AND SNIPERS ARE EVERYWHERE IN DEVASTATED CITY


Zacharia Ahmed Hassan, who heads a 19-man crew working 10 to 12 hours a day in 118-degree heat to recover bodies in western Mosul... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 2268

THEY WERE ISIS HUMAN SHIELDS IN MOSUL. NOW THEY TELL HOW THEY BROKE FREE.


MOSUL, Iraq -- When Zahra Atiya tried to leave her house to get some clean water last month, black-clad Islamic State fighters ordered her back inside... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 1922

US-BACKED SYRIAN FORCES 'SURROUND' ISIL IN RAQQA


The Syrian Democratic Forces say they have seized the last route to Raqqa, and now fully encircle the city... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 1881

ISIS IS LOSING GROUND BUT NOT ITS CAPACITY FOR TERROR


But they may not be the most dangerous threat facing the European authorities as long as Islamic State ideology continues to motivate attackers... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 1858

ISIS MAY BE ON ITS KNEES BUT IT WILL RISE AGAIN IF WE DON'T BREAK THE CYCLE


The group is also projected to lose its second pillar, Raqqa in Syria, by the end of this year... READ MORE

16th July, 2017 1666

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

1st September, 2015 1569

AMNESTY SAYS IRAQ AND ALLIES VIOLATED INTERNATIONAL LAW IN MOSUL BATTLE


Amnesty said the toll just in west Mosul from attacks launched by pro-government forces was very likely higher than the 3,706 estimated by monitoring group Airwars... READ MORE

11th July, 2017 1434

THESE ARE THE SUICIDE CARS AND TRUCKS THAT MADE THE BATTLE OF MOSUL SO BLOODY


Earlier this month, soon after Iraqi forces declared that they had retaken the city of Mosul, police put some of the confiscated vehicles on display... READ MORE

23rd July, 2017 1406

IRAQ'S ABADI TO DECLARE MOSUL VICTORY, FEW POCKETS OF RESISTANCE


Gunfire and explosions could be heard as the U.S.-led coalition pounded the remaining few Islamic State positions... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 1401

IRAQI PM, COALITION FORCES DECLARE VICTORY OVER ISIS IN MOSUL


Islamic State is also under heavy pressure in its operational headquarters in the Syrian city of Raqqa... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 1317

AS ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS ROUTED IN IRAQ, THEIR FAMILIES FEAR REPRISALS


Their husbands, sons and brothers are dead, but the women and children Islamic State militants left behind will live to pay the price for their actions... READ MORE

17th July, 2017 1244

IRAQI PM CONGRATULATES MILITARY ON 'VICTORY' OVER ISIS IN MOSUL


Iraqi PM congratulates military on 'victory' over ISIS in Mosul -- RT News... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 1036

'THEIR FICTITIOUS STATE HAS FALLEN': IRAQI OFFICIALS DECLARE VICTORY OVER ISIS IN MOSUL


'Their fictitious state has fallen' Iraqi officials declare victory over ISIS in Mosul... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 938

HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOUGHEST BATTLES STILL TO BE FOUGHT AGAINST ISIS


The battle in Mosul is finally over, but the militants still control a sizable area, mostly in Syria but also Iraq... READ MORE

16th July, 2017 921

IRAQ CELEBRATES VICTORY OVER ISIS IN MOSUL BUT RISKS REMAIN


At great cost in lives and property, Iraqis have shown that they can defeat the Islamic State militarily... READ MORE

12th July, 2017 903


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