Iraqi forces reclaim TV station at Mosul outskirts, military says

Iraqi anti-terrorism forces penetrated on Tuesday Gogjali village on the eastern outskirts of Mosul as part of an offensive to liberate the city from Islamic State militants, a security source told dpa.

Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces advance despite guerilla attacks

Iraqi and Kurdish forces Wednesday pushed further towards Mosul, Islamic State's de facto Iraqi capital, on the third day of a mission to recapture the city, even as they encountered surprise resistance in some surrounding towns and villages.

Iraqi, Kurdish forces advance towards Mosul on first day of offensive

Iraqi troops and Kurdish Peshmerga forces, backed by US-led air cover, Monday advanced towards Mosul on the first day of an offensive aimed at recapturing the country's second-largest city from the Islamic State extremist organization.

Iraqi forces engage with Islamic State militants south of Mosul

Iraqi forces engaged Monday in armed clashes with Islamic State militants near villages bordering Mosul, part of an offensive to liberate Iraq’s second-largest city from the extremist group, an official told dpa.

Premier: Iraq retakes town in push towards Islamic State stronghold

Iraqi forces recaptured from Islamic State the strategic town of Qayyara on Thursday, paving the way for the liberation of the extremist group's stronghold of Mosul, the Iraqi prime minister said.

Iraqi Kurds claim advances against Islamic State near Mosul

Iraqi Kurdish forces Sunday said they have recaptured six villages from Islamic State, some 40 kilometres south-east of the extremist group's stronghold of Mosul.