Mosul

Iraq claims early gains in bid to retake Mosul from Islamic State

 Iraqi forces said on Sunday that they had regained territory from Islamic State in the western part of Mosul, hours after the launch of an offensive to dislodge the extremist militia from its...

Iraq announces operation to retake western Mosul from Islamic State

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Sunday the start of a military operation to drive Islamic State from the western part of Mosul, which is currently still under the extremist militia'...

Iraq kills Islamic State bombers, seizes arms cache in Mosul

Iraqi forces have killed two would-be bombers from Islamic State and seized an arms cache in a crackdown on suspected militants in the government-held eastern section of the city of Mosul, a...

Car bombings in Baghdad, Mosul kill at least 21

At least 21 people were killed in car bombings Friday in Iraq, most of them in the eastern part of the city of Mosul, which was recently recaptured from the Islamic State extremist militia.

Iraqi forces seize control of eastern Mosul, prime minister says

Iraqi forces have taken full control of the eastern side of Mosul, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Tuesday, around three months after the launch of an offensive to drive Islamic State...

Iraqi forces take control of eastern Mosul from Islamic State

This story is being retracted because the Iraqi Defence Ministry now says the information was released on its website is error.

Liberation of east Mosul nearly complete, Iraq's al-Abadi says

Iraqi security forces are close to ending Islamic State resistance on the east bank of the Tigris river in Mosul, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday.

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...