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Iraqi forces have taken control of the last major road out of west Mosul, isolating Islamic State militants and preventing them from fleeing the city.

Iraqi forces make fresh advances against IS militants in Mosul on Saturday as the Iraqi Joint Operations Command confirms the capture of 44 percent of the city.

#<em>MosulOp</em>: IS-held Mosul 'completely cut off'

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#MosulOp: IS-held Mosul 'completely cut off'

Pro-government Iraqi militias have linked up with Kurdish forces after pushing forward on supply roads west of the IS-held city.

#<em>MosulOp</em>: Security officials sacked following IS infiltration

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#MosulOp: Security officials sacked following IS infiltration

Nineveh's governor has sacked three high-ranking officials in the town of Qayyarah for failing to prevent IS militants briefly overrunning the ...

#<em>MosulOp</em>: Iraqi forces push deeper into IS-held Mosul centre

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#MosulOp: Iraqi forces push deeper into IS-held Mosul centre

Iraqi troops continued their advance toward Mosul city centre, pushing back IS militants and capturing more neighbourhoods towards the jihadis' ...

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Iraqi forces recapture ancient Nimrud area

The Islamic State group suffered a loss on Sunday when Iraqi forces recaptured the Nimrud area, home to an ancient Assyrian city that was blown up the militants.

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Intense fighting between Iraqi forces and IS in Mosul

Iraqi troops faced stiff resistance as they moved deeper into east Mosul on Saturday with civilians fleeing the fighting.

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#MosulOp: Iraqi forces discover 'headless bodies' in mass graves

Iraqi police forces unveiled a mass grave of decapitated bodies at Hamam al-Alil in Mosul after its recapture from the Islamic State on Monday.

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Iranian General Soleimani 'present on Mosul operation front line'

A controversial Iranian commander has been found to be in Iraq, and assisting in the latest large-scale offensive against the Islamic State ...

#<em>MosulOp</em>: New refugee camp opens after 'biggest displacement yet' #MosulOp: New refugee camp opens after 'biggest displacement yet'

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#MosulOp: New refugee camp opens after 'biggest displacement yet'

The UNHCR has opened a new refugee camp after 8,000 people fled Mosul in one day - the largest displacement since the anti-IS offensive on the ...

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#MosulOp: Iraqi forces storm southeast town of Hamam al-Alil

Iraqi forces fighting on the southern front in the Mosul offensive launched an attack on IS-held Hamam al-Alil on Saturday, encircling the town ...

Iraq's new atheism in the shadow of Islamic State

Gareth Browne

Iraq's new atheism in the shadow of Islamic State

In-depth: Some 40 miles from IS-held territory, a group of Iraqi atheists gather to discuss secularism and philosophy, defying the militants ...

#<em>MosulOp</em>: 'More than 800 Islamic State militants killed'

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#MosulOp: 'More than 800 Islamic State militants killed'

Military officials involved in the joint operation to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State group have confirmed that more than 800 militants ...

IS counterattack on Rutbah forces partial Iraqi withdrawal

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IS counterattack on Rutbah forces partial Iraqi withdrawal

Iraqi forces were forced to withdraw from parts of the western city of Rutbah on Monday after intense clashes with the Islamic State, local ...

Iraq denies reports of agreement with Turkey on Mosul

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Iraq denies reports of agreement with Turkey on Mosul

An Iraqi government spokesman on Friday denied reports of an agreement on Ankara's participation in the Mosul battle, after the US defence ...

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#MosulOp: Iraqi forces retake Christian town of Bartella

Iraq's elite counter-terrorism forces on Thursday retook full control of Bartella, a small Christian town to the east of Mosul which IS seized two years ago.

Gareth Browne

#MosulOp: Iraqi forces make gains while IEDs hamper Kurds

Iraqi Security Forces continued their push towards Mosul with extensive progress on Thursday, whilst Kurdish forces faltered in the east amid ...

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US soldier killed in northern Iraq blast

A US soldier was killed in a bomb blast in northern Iraq on Thursday, as Iraqi forces continued their push on retake Mosul from the Islamic ...

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#MosulOp: Iraqi forces advancing 'faster than expected'

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday the offensive against Islamic State in Mosul was progressing quicker than planned.

Iraq sends in its elite forces for Mosul offensive

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Iraq sends in its elite forces for Mosul offensive

Iraq's counterterrorism forces charged into the Mosul battle on Thursday, marking a significant intensification of the fight for Iraq's ...

Gareth Browne

#MosulOp: Iraqis prepare major offensive to retake Christian towns

Iraqi forces are preparing for the biggest day of the Mosul operation, with at least four major offensives set to begin Thursday to retake a ...

#<em>MosulOp</em>: Iraqi military 'extorting money, harassing front-line journalists'

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#MosulOp: Iraqi military 'extorting money, harassing front-line journalists'

Iraqi military commanders have been extorting money from journalists and hampering their coverage of the ongoing military advance on the ...

#<em>MosulOp</em>: Fighting intensifies on third day

The New Arab

#MosulOp: Fighting intensifies on third day

Iraqi forces make some progress on the eastern front in their battle to capture Mosul from Islamic State militants, who have hit back with ...

Exclusive: Iraqi anti-terror chief details Mosul plan

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Exclusive: Iraqi anti-terror chief details Mosul plan

In an exclusive interview, Major-General Fadhil Jalil al-Barwari, the chief of Iraq's 'Golden Division' forces, tells The New Arab how the ...

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