Friday, March 10, 2017

Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates March 10, 2017

Reuters: Islamic State mortars, snipers take toll on Iraqi forces in Mosul

At a field clinic near the front line in Mosul, an Iraqi Federal Police officer lay in discomfort on a stretcher, a drip in his arm and bandage plastered over his chest from where shrapnel from a mortar shell had pierced his sternum.

The blast which wounded the 23-year-old, Jaafar Kareem, and two comrades, was in an area where rapid advances against Islamic State earlier in the week have slowed as the militants aim mortar and sniper fire at Iraqi troops.

At least 10 shells had landed there that morning, before hitting their target, Kareem said.

"There have been a lot of our guys wounded today in the same area," he said, turning his head gingerly to watch an officer on the next stretcher being treated for a leg injury.

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Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates March 10, 2017

Mosul: ISIS battles fiercely as Iraqi forces push forward -- Al Arabiya
Iraqi forces recapture more villages at western Mosul town -- Iraqi News
Mosul Liberation Quickens Amid Rumors ISIS Leader Has Left Town -- Washington Free Beacon
ISIS pummeled in Mosul while coalition plots assault on Syrian ‘capital’ -- New York Post
Exclusive: IS resistance 'weakening' as militants flee Mosul battle -- New Arab
Mosul chaos: Sky witnesses the missiles, bombs and snipers on night-time raid -- SKY News
CITY OF BLOOD Inside the battle for Mosul where Iraqi troops face ISIS suicide bombers and snipers in bloody battle to liberate terror stronghold -- The Sun
ISIS Turned Church In Iraq's Mosul Into Religious Police Base -- NDTV
Tunnels under ancient Mosul mosque show Islamic State's focus on loot -- Reuters
Escape of the human shields: Iraqis fleeing Mosul as army battles to oust ISIS reveal the torturous hell of life under jihadi rule -- Daily Mail
Refugees from western Mosul exceed 76.000 since operations start: minister -- Iraqi News

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