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The Displaced

Mosul residents fleeing Daesh’s hell to cold Kurdish-controlled camps By Cathy Otten During the battle to retake Mosul from Daesh, Nujud Ali, 45, lay on the ground, wounded by a bullet that had just shot straight through her right shoulder and out of her back, knocking her over. The hail of bullets greeted her when she

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Mosul Under Daesh: Hardship, Terror and Swift “Justice”

By Michael Georgy AL-KHAZER, Iraq, Nov 3 – Whenever members of Daesh’s Mosul vice squad find a woman without gloves, they pull out a pair of pliers. What follows is just one of a wide range of punishments that the group metes out in its northern Iraqi stronghold. “Daesh would squeeze the pliers on the

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Iraqi Forces Advance on Town where Daesh Accused of Executing Prisoners

By Maher Chmaytelli and Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD/BARTELLA, Iraq, Nov 2  – U.S.-backed Iraqi forces moved closer on Wednesday to a town south of Mosul where aid groups and regional officials say Daesh has executed dozens of prisoners. A military statement said security forces advanced to the edge of Hammam al-Alil, a thermal water resort, after

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Iraqi Forces Edge Closer to Mosul on Southern Fronts

BAGHDAD, Oct 30  – Iraqi troops and security forces advanced towards Mosul from the south and southeast of the city on Sunday, Iraqi officials said, backed by air and ground support from a U.S.-led coalition as they edged closer to the Daesh stronghold. A military statement said the army’s ninth armoured division took the village

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Iraqi Shiite Paramilitaries To Join Offensive To Retake Mosul

By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD, April 7 – An Iraqi Shiite paramilitary group said it will join government forces preparing to fight Daesh for Mosul despite objections of politicians who fear this could instigate sectarian bloodshed in the mostly Sunni Muslim city. A much-touted government offensive to retake Iraq’s largest northern city two years after its

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Iraqi Forces Advance Towards Western Town Held by Daesh

BAGHDAD, March 31 – Iraq’s counter-terrorism forces backed by army troops and U.S.-led coalition air strikes advanced towards the western town of Hit on Thursday in an attempt to dislodge Daesh militants, the military said. A senior officer from the counter-terrorism forces, the elite U.S.-trained units which led the recapture of nearby Ramadi three months ago,

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Iraqi Army Starts Offensive in Region Around Mosul: State TV

By Isabel Coles and Saif Hameed BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq, March 24 – Iraq’s armed forces started an offensive against Daesh in the northerly Nineveh province on Thursday in what a military statement described as the first stage of an operation aimed at liberating the city of Mosul. The assault was launched from the Makhmour area, to which

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