Iraqi forces battle Islamic State near Tigris river in Mosul

By Isabel Coles MOSUL, Iraq, Jan 16 : Iraqi special forces battled Islamic State militants in districts near the Tigris river in Mosul today as they sought to bring more of the east of the city back under government control. The latest clashes occurred in the neighbouring Shurta and Andalus districts. At least three Islamic […]

Iraqi forces push further into northeast Mosul

By Stephen Kalin MOSUL, Iraq, Jan 11 : Iraqi forces made new advances against Islamic State in eastern Mosul and fought the militants in areas near the Tigris river today, military officials said, keeping up the momentum of a renewed offensive in the jihadists’ last major Iraqi stronghold. Elite troops have pushed into a several […]

Iraqi forces close in on Tigris in IS stronghold Mosul

By Stephen Kalin and Ahmed Rasheed MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD, Jan 7 : Iraqi special forces closed in on the Tigris river that runs through central Mosul today, advancing in parallel with other troops and forcing Islamic State to retreat in its last major stronghold in the country. Turkey and Iraq meanwhile came to an agreement over […]

Iraqi special forces seize Mosul district in fresh push

By Stephen Kalin and Saif Hameed KOKJALI/BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov 11 : Iraqi special forces said they pushed deeper into Mosul today despite heavy resistance from Islamic State militants using civilians as cover, and were holding half a dozen city neighbourhoods seized in the last 10 days. The elite Counter Terrorism Service troops broke through Islamic […]