Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates November 1, 2016

Reuters: Iraqi troops battle Islamic State inside Mosul

Iraqi forces battled Islamic State fighters on the eastern edge of Mosul on Tuesday as the two-week campaign to recapture the jihadists' last main bastion in Iraq entered a new phase of urban warfare.

Artillery and air strikes pounded the city, still home to 1.5 million people, and residents of the eastern neighborhood of al-Quds said the ultra-hardline Sunni militants had resorted to street fighting to try to hold the army back.

Soldiers of the elite Counter Terrorism Service (CST) also entered the state television station in Mosul on Tuesday, the first capture of an important building in the Islamic State-held city since the start of the offensive about two weeks ago, the force commander, Lieutenant-General Talib Shaghati, said.

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The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates November 1, 2016

Iraqi Forces Breach Mosul City Limits, Heralding Complex Phase in Campaign -- NYT
Iraqi forces begin assault on Mosul district with artillery -- AP
'True liberation' begun as Iraqi forces enter Mosul -- AFP
Iraq forces fight way into Mosul -- AFP
Iraqi elite forces enter Mosul over 2 years after Islamic State seized the city -- Washington Post
Iraqi Forces Enter Islamic State Stronghold of Mosul -- WSJ
Mosul: Iraqi forces on city's doorstep -- CNN
Iraqi troops enter Mosul for first time since 2014 -- The Guardian
Iraqi army enters Mosul TV station building, elite unit commander says -- Reuters
Iraq Troops Enter ISIS-Seized Mosul for 1st Time in 2 Years -- NBC
Iraqi forces advance to eastern edge of Mosul -- Al Jazeera
Iraqi forces begin 'true liberation' of Mosul: commander -- DW
Battle for Mosul: Direct Iraqi assault targets ISIL -- Al Jazeera
Iraqi army faces fierce resistance from Islamic State as it launches its long-awaited assault to reclaim Mosul -- L.A. Times
Mosul: Iraqi forces fight Islamic State in east as UN warns 'tens of thousands' of human shields at risk -- ABC News Online
South of Mosul, French guns back up Iraqi forces -- AFP
Islamic State kills 40 near Mosul, tries to move 25,000 to use as shields, U.N. says -- Reuters
Storming Mosul’s residential areas will likely result in mass casualties, Russian MoD warns -- RT
Russian defense ministry says situation in Iraqi Mosul is nothing like in Syria's Aleppo -- TASS
Up to 600,000 children trapped in Mosul: NGO -- AFP
The Bigger Issues at Play: Mosul and the Future of Northern Iraq -- War on the Rocks
The battle for Mosul: what we know -- AFP

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