Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates November 3, 2016

VOA: Iraqi Troops Begin Risky Urban Operations in Mosul

GOGJALI, IRAQ — Iraqi troops were moving cautiously Thursday in a neighborhood just inside the city limits of Mosul, going from house-to-house to ensure the safety of civilians. The soldiers had to be wary of booby-trap bombs as well as ambushes and sniper fire from Islamic State militants, who are being urged by their leader to remain and resist losing the last major city they hold in Iraq.

The breach into the city of Mosul, which IS seized more than two years ago, triggered the exodus of hundreds of families. They started to stream out of Mosul, some carrying white flags, others flashing victory signs at elite government troops with Iraq’s U.S.-trained Golden Division, who spearheaded victories this year elsewhere in Iraq against the jihadists, including at Fallujah.

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The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates November 3, 2016

Mosul Today: IS head rallies fighters, Iraq army holds gains -- AP
THE FIGHT FOR MOSUL: Live updates day 18 -- RUDAW
Mosul offensive: Iraqi troops enter Isis stronghold for first time in two years -- The Independent
Iraqi troops enter Mosul for the first time in two years -- USA Today
Iraqi forces fight ISIS on streets of Mosul -- CNN
Iraqi Special Forces continue to recapture Mosul neighborhoods -- CCTV
US general: Fight for Mosul will get tougher -- CNN
Shiite militia in Iraq: Islamic State's 'new destination is hell' as road access cut -- UPI
Tribal militia torturing detainees in Mosul offensive: Amnesty -- AFP
Mosul battle: Militiamen 'torture' IS suspects on city outskirts -- BBC
Mosul: Shia units cut off ISIS escape route -- CNN
ISIS may be using human shields in Mosul, U.N. says -- CBS/AP
Mosul civilians flee heavy fighting and Isis: 'They killed people in front of me' -- The Guardian
As Iraqi military prepares to enter Mosul, ISIL forcibly relocates thousands of civilians near city, UN warns -- UN News Centre
As Iraqi Forces Push Into Mosul, Camps Brace For An Influx Of The Displaced -- NPR
In pictures: Iraq government forces enter Mosul -- BBC

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