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What Lies Beneath

Daesh’s underground tunnels derail the retake of Mosul By Suadad Al Salhy When Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi signaled the launch of the offensive to regain Mosul, the last and largest Iraqi city held by the terrorist militant group Daesh on October 16, Iraq’s military general involved in the operation were fairly optimistic. They did

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The Kurdish Gun Fixer Taking Aim at Daesh

KORRE, Iraq, Nov 7 – In Iraqi Kurdistan he is simply known as Uasta – “the fixer”. For the past 30 years, Mohammed Fadil has been turning hardened steel salvaged from car suspensions into delicate firing pins and other weapon parts to repair the guns used by Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces against their many enemies. Now

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Iraq Peshmerga Attack Daesh Town as Army Battles in Mosul

By Michael Georgy BASHIQA, Iraq, Nov 7  – Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces attacked a Daesh-held town northeast of Mosul on Monday, trying to clear a pocket of militants outside the city while Iraqi troops wage a fierce urban war with the jihadists in its eastern neighbourhoods. The first waves of a 2,000-strong peshmerga force entered

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Iraqi Troops Battle Daesh for Last Town South of Mosul

By Babak Dehghanpisheh NEAR HAMMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq, Nov 5 – Iraqi troops advancing towards Mosul battled on Saturday for the last town left between them and the Daesh stronghold to the north, which is already under assault from special forces fighting inside the city’s eastern districts. Saturday’s attack on Hammam al-Alil, about 15 km (10

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Iraqi Army Tries to Reach Site of Daesh Executions South of Mosul

By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Stephen Kalin SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq, Oct 27 – The Iraqi army was trying on Thursday to reach a town south of Mosul where Daesh has reportedly executed dozens to deter the population against any attempt to support the U.S.-led offensive on the jihadists’ last major city stronghold in Iraq. Eleven

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Daesh Holds Up Iraqi Army South of Mosul

By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Saif Hameed QAYYARA/BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct 27- Daesh fighters kept up on Wednesday their fierce defence of the southern approaches to Mosul, which has held up Iraqi troops there and forced an elite army unit east of the city to put a more rapid advance on hold. Ten days into what is

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The Battle for Mosul

Daesh’s leadership flees as the Iraqi army pushes to regain the city By Suadad Al Salhy The policy to fight militant group Daesh in Iraq and Syria was a key part of the third and last U.S. presidential debate, held in Las Vegas on October 19. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made fun of the ample public warning

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Iraqi Army says it Reached Centre of Key Town South of Mosul

TIKRIT, Iraq, Sept 22 – Iraq’s military backed by air strikes from a U.S.-led coalition on Thursday seized the centre of Shirqat, a northern town seen as a stepping stone in the campaign to recapture Mosul from Daesh. The army, backed by local police and Sunni Muslim tribal fighters, were still clashing with the ultra-hardline

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