Saturday, November 12, 2016

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates November 12, 2016

Reuters: Iraqi army says advances in Mosul, despite suicide bombers

Iraqi special forces backed by U.S. and Iraqi air power took control of two districts of eastern Mosul on Saturday after heavy fighting in which they destroyed nine cars deployed by Islamic State as suicide bombs, the military said.

Infantry and armored division troops also advanced in a nearby neighborhood, destroying three rocket launchers and killing 30 militants, it said in a statement said.

Iraqi troops have been fighting for 10 days inside eastern Mosul, trying to expand their small foothold in the city which Islamic State has controlled since mid-2014, when its leader declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and neighboring Syria.

The nearly four-week campaign to drive Islamic State out of the biggest city under its control in either country has brought together an alliance of 100,000 Iraqi fighters, also backed by thousands of Western personnel on the ground.

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The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates November 12, 2016

Heavy Fighting as IS Attacks Iraqi Forces in Mosul -- AP
'Intense' fighting in Mosul as elite Iraqi troops take out Isis suicide bombers and civilians flee -- The Independent
Elite Iraqi forces engage in 'intense' fighting with jihadis in eastern Mosul as it's revealed that dozen children a day are being treated by frontline medics after being injured by crossfire -- Daily Mail
'Intense' fighting reported in Mosul as civilians flee -- The Times of Israel/AFP
ISIS militants kill at least 70 in Mosul as Iraqi forces fight to retake city -- New York Daily News
Iraqi troops listen in on IS walkie-talkies in Mosul -- AFP
ISIS imposes curfew in Mosul after killing of senior leaders -- Iraqi News
Iraqi Offensive to Liberate Mosul Entering Critical Phase -- US Department of Defense
Iraq has never seen this kind of fighting in its battles with ISIS -- Washington Post
Mosul: Hospital struggles to cope with battle injuries -- CNN
Thousands of civilians at risk in Mosul crossfire -- Al-Monitor
Mosul families living in squalor as fight against ISIS rages around them -- Global News/Reuters
PHOTOS: ISIS Battles Coalition Forces on Outskirts of Mosul --

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