Civilians lack food, water, medicine as Mosul battle mounts – UN

By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD, May 29 : Tens of thousands of civilians in parts of Mosul held by Islamic State are struggling to get food, water and medicine, the United Nations said, days into a new push by US-backed Iraqi government troops to take the northern city. Up to 200,000 people still live behind Islamic […]

Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitaries seize air base from IS

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD, May 18 : Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitaries captured an air base from Islamic State militants on Thursday, gaining a strategic foothold in the western desert as they push towards the Syrian border. While regular Iraqi security forces engage in gruelling urban combat inside Mosul, the paramilitaries have been advancing against Islamic State […]

Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitaries seize air base from IS

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD, May 18 : Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitaries captured an air base from Islamic State militants today, gaining a strategic foothold in the western desert as they push towards the Syrian border. While regular Iraqi security forces engage in gruelling urban combat inside Mosul, the paramilitaries have been advancing against Islamic State through […]

Families pour out of Mosul as Iraqi troops push into last militant-held areas

By Isabel Coles HAMMAM AL-ALIL CAMP, Iraq, May 10 : Thousands more people are fleeing Mosul every day since Iraqi troops began their push into the last Islamic State-held areas of the city last week, with food and water running out and the fighting killing increasing numbers of civilians. More than 22,000 people have fled […]