Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates November 22, 2016

Al Jazeera: Iraq militias fight to cut ISIL supply route near Mosul

Shia fighters push to control road between Mosul and Tal Afar, effectively surrounding ISIL's last stronghold in Iraq.

Iraqi Shia militias massed fighters to sever remaining ISIL supply routes to Mosul, closing in on the road that links the Syrian and Iraqi parts of the group's self-declared caliphate.

Five weeks into the US-backed offensive on Mosul, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group is fighting in the area of Tal Afar, 60km to the west, against the Popular Mobilisation Forces - a coalition of mostly Iranian-backed Shia armed groups sanctioned by Baghdad.

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Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates November 22, 2016

Iraqi Forces Move to Retake Another Mosul Neighborhood -- AP
Iraqi forces seize more land north, south of Mosul from Islamic State -- UPI
U.S. strike destroys bridge, restricts Islamic State in Mosul: official -- Reuters
Coalition destroys Mosul bridge to isolate jihadists -- AFP
Group warns ISIS may hit advancing troops with chemical weapons -- CBS/AP
Islamic State Used Chemical Weapons at Least 19 Times around Mosul Since 2014, IHS Markit Says -- Business Wire
Iraqi Special Forces Spread Thin By Mosul Battle -- NPR
Mosul battle: Civilians ‘targeted by snipers’ as they flee Isis -- The Independent
Civilian victims of mortar, sniper fire pour into Mosul clinic -- Reuters
Iraqi Offensive on ISIS-Held Mosul Displaces 68000 People: UN -- Newsweek
Over 68000 displaced from Mosul and surroundings, UN warns -- Euronews
UN Reports Steady Increase in Mosul Displaced -- VOA
Iraqi Army fires warning shots to disperse hungry Mosul civilians rushing for food aid -- RUDAW
Chaos in Mosul as locals scramble to get food from aid trucks (VIDEO) -- RT

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