Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Battle For Mosul -- News Updates October 23, 2016

BBC: Mosul offensive: Turkish and Kurdish forces launch attacks on IS

Kurdish forces have carried out new attacks on positions of so-called Islamic State (IS) in northern Iraq to retake the town of Bashiqa, near Mosul.

Kurdish Peshmerga commanders said they made large advances into IS territory and secured part of a highway that will limit IS's freedom of movement.

Turkey joined the fight against IS on Sunday, directing artillery fire at jihadist positions in Bashiqa.

The Iraqi PM had rejected an offer of Turkish involvement on Saturday.

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The Battle For Mosul -- News Updates October 23, 2016

Iraqi Kurds claim capture of town in advance on Mosul -- Reuters
Iraqi forces advance near Mosul as IS attacks western town -- AP
Iraqi forces push into town near Mosul after IS group assault on Kirkuk -- France 24
Battle for Mosul: Turkey confirms military involvement -- Al Jazeera
Iraqi Kurds, Turkish Artillery Pound IS Stronghold Near Mosul -- VOA
Peshmerga forces 5 miles from Iraq's Mosul in key battle against ISIS -- CNN
Iraqi forces just three miles outside Mosul after dawn offensive on Isis -- The Independent
Iraqi forces liberated 9 villages on 7th day of offensive -- RUDAW
Iraqi, Kurdish forces intensify fighting to take back Mosul from 'Islamic State' -- DW
Islamic State lights sulfur plant ablaze to slow Iraqi advance on Mosul -- UPI
Source: ISIS executes hundreds of Mosul area residents -- CNN
ISIS kills hundreds in Mosul as Iraqi forces close in: report -- The Hill
Iraq turns down Turkey's help in battle for Mosul -- Al Jazeera
Mosul: Turkey insists its forces 'cannot remain idle' -- BBC

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