Sunday, March 12, 2017

Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates March 12, 2017



ABC News Online: Battle for Mosul: Government forces continue push into Iraqi city against Islamic State

Iraqi forces have reclaimed around 30 per cent of west Mosul from Islamic State militants, according to a commander of the elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS), as soldiers pushed further into the jihadists' territory.

Federal police and Rapid Response units said they had entered the Bab al-Tob area of the Old City, where the fight was expected to be toughest due to narrow alleyways through which armoured vehicles cannot pass.

The militants are vastly outnumbered and outgunned by Iraqi forces backed by a US-led coalition and are defending their last major stronghold in Iraq using suicide car bombs, snipers and mortars.

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Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates March 12, 2017

Iraqi general says 30 percent of west Mosul recaptured from Islamic State -- Reuters
Iraqi forces take third of west Mosul, jihadists 'trapped' -- AFP
Isis 'resolve weakened' after Iraqi forces take back a third of west Mosul in just three weeks -- Independent
Iraqi general: 40% of west Mosul seized from ISIL -- Al Jazeera
Iraqi helicopter fires at ISIS targets as troops seal off the last road out of Mosul and injured civilians flee from bomb blasts in the besieged city -- AFP
Iraqi Forces Move Deeper Into Mosul -- VOA
ISIL close to collapse in Mosul say senior Iraqi military sources -- Euronews
Mosul: No safe areas for civilians in a city 'being reduced to rubble' -- SKY News
Islamic State frees Mosul prisoners as grip on last major city slips -- Reuters
US Envoy Says IS 'Trapped' in Mosul -- VOA
Iraqi forces recapture central Mosul district: military media -- Iraqi News
Iraqi Forces Use Drones to Attack IS in Western Mosul -- VOA
Mosul burns as IS resorts to scorched earth tactics in retreat -- Middle East Eye
Iraq's pro-government forces discover mass grave in Mosul -- DW
Mosul IS battle: 'Remains of prisoners' found at mass grave site -- BBC
Battle for Mosul: new camps open for civilians fleeing fighting -- Euronews
Nearly 100,000 displaced since start of western Mosul assault -- CNN
Scars of looting, destruction all that remain at Mosul museum -- Reuters
ISIS devastated Mosul Museum, or did it? -- CNN

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stunning VBIED footage!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Havj9wD_-w

Aizino Smith said...

Underwhelming.