Friday, February 24, 2017

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates February 24, 2017

CNN: Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces advance on suburbs in city's west

Irbil, Iraq (CNN)Iraqi forces have pushed beyond Mosul International Airport and a nearby military camp and are preparing to move on the southernmost neighborhoods of western Mosul, Iraq's Joint Operations Command said Friday.

The command released a map showing the progress as its forces embark on the second phase of a months-long operation to push ISIS militants from the key Iraqi city.

A CNN crew near the airport reported an intense bombardment Friday on ISIS targets in the southern suburbs.

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The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates February 24, 2017

Iraqi forces enter IS-held neighbourhood in west Mosul -- BBC
With airport in hand, Iraqi troops push into west Mosul -- AP
Iraqi forces punch into western Mosul, launch air strikes in Syria -- Reuters
West Mosul breached as war on IS rages in Iraq and Syria -- AFP
Iraqi forces claim key Mosul base, eye victory against 'IS' -- DW
Iraqi forces inside west Mosul proper after taking military base -- UPI
US-Backed Iraqi Forces Push Deeper into Western Half of Mosul -- VOA
Iraqi forces push into western Mosul in battle with ISIL -- Euronews
Iraqi troops battle booby-trapped drones as they enter western Mosul -- USA Today
Iraqi Forces Reportedly Enter Western Mosul -- RFE
Army claims gains in fight for western Mosul -- Al Jazeera
Hunting down ISIL sleeper cells in Mosul -- Al Jazeera
Iraqi forces reaching western Mosul marks the most dangerous phase for civilians -- International Rescue
Iraqi Army Ahead of Schedule in Fight For West Mosul, US Officials Say -- Foreign Policy

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