Monday, November 21, 2016

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates November 21, 2016

Reuters: Iraq lauds progress on Mosul, expects Trump to continue support

Iraq's foreign minister said on Monday that the fight to wrest back control of Mosul from Islamic State was making progress, citing what he called better-than-expected cohesion within Iraqi security forces and the U.S.-led coalition.

Ibrahim Al-Jaafari said it was difficult to predict how long the battle would take, but more than 1,000 Islamic State fighters had been killed, 650 had been taken prisoner, and about one-third of the area had been freed.

"Those are very good signs for the positive results of the operations. It's going better than we expected," al-Jaafari told reporters after a meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

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The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates November 21, 2016

Iraq Shi'ite paramilitaries close to cutting Mosul supply route -- Reuters
Iraqi Shi'ite fighters mass near flashpoint town west of Mosul -- Reuters
Iraqi forces make further gains north and south of Mosul -- RUDAW
Iraqi Coalition Pushes for Full Control of Jihadist Stronghold West of Mosul -- VOA
Iraqi Special Forces Spread Thin By Mosul Battle -- NPR
Iraqi troops search for suicide car bombs in eastern Mosul -- AP
Iraqi villagers mourn air strike victims as Mosul toll mounts -- Reuters
Iraqi forces hand out aid to desperate Mosul residents -- Euronews
Civilians fleeing Mosul face a deadly journey to freedom -- USA Today
Iraqi battle for Mosul prompts fears of more sectarian violence -- CNN
How All-Female ISIS Morality Police 'Khansaa Brigade' Terrorized Mosul -- NBC
Iraqi women fleeing Mosul describe harsh treatment by ISIS -- FOX News/WSJ
American jihadists on the move from Mosul pose threat to US -- FOX News
What Drove the Islamic State to Devastate Mosul -- Stratfor
Getting it right in Mosul: Our view -- USA Today editorial

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