Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Battle For Mosul -- News Updates October 29, 2016

Al Jazeera: ISIL 'using thousands as human shields' in Iraq's Mosul

Fears grow for Iraqi civilians held hostage near Mosul after mass execution of more than 200 people.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant appears to be using tens of thousands of people as "human shields" in and around Mosul, where Iraqi forces are waging an offensive aimed at retaking the country's second biggest city.

The UN human rights office also said on Friday it received reports of more than 200 people being killed for refusing to follow orders from ISIL, also known as ISIS, or previously belonging to Iraqi security forces.

It said "credible reports" suggested ISIL had been forcing tens of thousands from their homes in districts around Mosul.

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The Battle For Mosul -- News Updates October 29, 2016

Iraqi troops pause in Mosul push to clear Islamic State defenses, Pentagon says -- Washington Post
Iraqi forces ‘pausing’ before Mosul advance – Pentagon -- RT
Iraqis Clear Areas Outside Mosul Before Advancing To Liberate City -- US Department of Defense
U.N.: ISIS using “tens of thousands” as human shields in Mosul -- AP
ISIS Herds Civilians to Mosul as Human Shields -- WSJ
Mosul Iraq battle: 'Tens of thousands of civilians' used as IS human shields -- BBC
Islamic State using hostages as human shields in Mosul - UN -- The Guardian
ISIS Using Tens of Thousands as 'Human Shields' as Iraqi-Led Forces Advance on Mosul -- ABC News
Shiite militias open up new front in Mosul as Iraqi army fends off Isis counterattack on Ramadi -- The Independent
Mosul's liberators are accused of using deadly white phosphorus shells as Iraqi troops close the net on Isis fighters in the city -- Daily Mail
Experts Doubt Many High-level IS Leaders Are Staying in Mosul -- VOA
On the front lines: Mosul in sight -- CNN
Veteran journalist Mark Burrows comes under fire from ISIS militants on the outskirts of Mosul while reporting in Iraq -- Daily Mail
Inside Mosul: Tunnels, resistance and terror -- CNN
How the U.S. Military Is Helping Battle ISIS in Mosul From Above -- NBC
Mosul Campaign: What You Need to Know About Anti-ISIS Fight -- NBC
Mosul: How is IS selling the battle? -- Laura Smith, BBC

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