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Iraqi forces retake Mosul university from Islamic State

Iraqi forces seized control of a key university in the northern city of Mosul on Saturday as part of a US-backed onslaught aimed at driving the extremist militia from its last urban stronghold in...

Iraq claims gains in Mosul campaign against Islamic State

Elite Iraqi forces retook territory in Mosul from Islamic state on Friday, part of an ongoing US-backed campaign aimed at dislodging the extremist organization from its last Iraqi urban stronghold...

Iraqi forces advance towards Tigris river in Mosul

Iraqi forces have recaptured several areas by the Tigris River as they secured further advances against Islamic State in the northern city of Mosul, a senior military official told dpa Monday.

Iraqi forces advance in Mosul against Islamic State

Iraqi forces recaptured a new area in eastern Mosul as they secured further advances against Islamic State in northern Iraq, a senior military official told dpa.

Iraq launches fresh offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State

Iraqi forces launched a fresh offensive on Thursday to dislodge Islamic State from its key stronghold of Mosul, a senior army officer said.

Report: Islamic State develops complex weapons production system

The Islamic State extremist group has developed a complex system of industrial weapons production around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, using components sourced mainly from Turkey, a report...

Top Shiite cleric says victory over Islamic State in Iraq imminent

Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani said Friday that an Iraqi military victory over Islamic State was imminent.

Pro-government militias say Mosul cut off from rest of Iraq

Iraq's mainly Shiite pro-government militias Wednesday said they have reached Kurdish Peshmerga positions west of Mosul, cutting off the Islamic State stronghold from the rest of Iraq and from...

Army officer: Islamic State shelling near Mosul kills 31 civilians

Shelling by Islamic State on a district recently liberated from the extremist militia near its key stronghold of Mosul in northern Iraq has killed 31 civilians, an army officer said on Thursday....

Pro-regime Iraqi militia takes airport seen as key to Mosul operation

The Popular Mobilization Forces, a pro-Iraqi government Shiite militia, managed late Wednesday to wrest control of a critical airport from Islamic State forces, according to a statement by the...

Islamic State ramps up attacks on Iraqi forces near Mosul

Iraqi forces on Wednesday repulsed "fierce" counter-attacks by Islamic State near the extremist militia's key stronghold of Mosul, an army officer said.

Iraqi forces claim ancient Nimrud city from Islamic State

Iraqi forces have retaken control of the ancient city of Nimrud from Islamic State near the militant organization's stronghold of Mosul, a senior army officer said on Sunday.

Iraqi forces advance on Islamic State stronghold despite car bombs

Iraq said its forces on Saturday recaptured two districts near Islamic State’s key stronghold of Mosul despite the car bombs used by the militant group in an attempt to hamper the US-backed...

UN: Islamic State hangs bodies of 40 executed civilians in Mosul

Islamic State reportedly shot dead 40 civilians this week and hung their bodies from electricity poles in the militant organization's stronghold of Mosul in northern Iraq, the United Nations said...

Iraq claims villages from Islamic State near Mosul

Iraqi forces have liberated four villages from Islamic State as part of an ongoing major campaign to retake the extremist militia’s key stronghold of Mosul, an army commander said on Thursday.