Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Battle For Mosul -- News Updates October 25, 2016

CNN: Mosul offensive enters second week: All you need to know

Irbil (CNN)The terrifying scene has played out time and again. Amid a chaotic battlefield, an unknown vehicle barrels across the Nineveh plains, kicking up clouds of dust in its wake. It's speeding toward Iraqi or Kurdish Peshmerga front lines with a cargo of high explosives. Soldiers fire rockets and missiles in a frantic effort to destroy the vehicle before it kills them. Sometimes they find their target; sometimes not.

In the first week of the Mosul campaign, there have been dozens of suicide vehicle attacks by ISIS. Those that have got through have caused many casualties. ISIS has deployed its full repertoire: snipers, booby traps, a web of tunnels for ambushes.

In some places, it's taken Iraqi and Kurdish forces days to clear villages -- but they have made progress taking an area of several hundred square kilometers from the east, north and south.

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The Battle For Mosul -- News Updates October 25, 2016

Iraqi army's elite force pauses advance near Mosul -- Reuters
Iraqis, Kurds seize more villages near Mosul -- UPI
Iraqi Security Forces Say They Defeated Islamic State in Strategic Town of Rutba -- Wall Street Journal
Battle for Mosul: Iraqi army making advance -- Al Jazeera
Iraqis Press Toward Mosul, Face Questions About Airstrike -- AP
In Mosul Operation, ISIS Hit With More Airstrikes Than Ever Before -- NBC
Mosul offensive: ISIS militants fleeing to Syria, says tribal leader -- CNN
Iraq: Coalition huddles as forces inch towards Mosul -- Al Jazeera
ISIS resorts to guerrilla tactics as Iraqi troops approach Mosul -- CBS News
Threatened in Mosul, Islamic State uses alternative tactics -- AP
Mosul battle: Four ways IS is fighting back -- Richard Galpin, BBC
Battle for Mosul: How ISIS is fighting to keep its Iraqi stronghold -- Tim Hume, CNN
Battling towards the edges of Mosul -- Al Jazeera
The Battle for Mosul: Everyone wants a piece -- Euronews
In fight vs. ISIS, will Mosul civilians be friends or foes? -- FOX News

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