Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates March 14, 2017

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Reuters: IS Mosul commander killed, government forces battle for bridge

Iraqi government forces killed the Islamic State commander of Mosul's Old City on Tuesday as the battle for the militants' last stronghold in Iraq focused on a bridge crossing the Tigris river.

As fighting intensified on Tuesday after the previous day's heavy rains, civilians streamed out of western neighborhoods recaptured by the government, cold and hungry but relieved to be free of the militants' grip.

IS snipers were slowing the advance of Interior Ministry Rapid Response units on the Iron Bridge linking western and eastern Mosul but the elite forces were still inching forward, officers said.

Government forces also pushed into areas of western Mosul, Islamic State's last redoubt in the city that has been the de facto capital of their self-declared caliphate.

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Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates March 14, 2017

Iraqi forces kill ISIL commander in Mosul -- Al Jazeera
Isis commander of Mosul's Old City killed as government troops near key bridge over Tigris River -- The Independent
Under cover of rain, Islamic State fights for Mosul old city -- Reuters
In Mosul, a heavy but not crushing blow to IS group -- AP
Iraqi Troops Push to Retake Mosul From Islamic State -- VOA
Iraqi forces control New Mosul, struggle to enter Old City -- RUDAW
Iraq forces hit stiff resistance in Mosul's Old City -- Al Jazeera
Around 700 ISIS militants killed since operation in west Mosul, army -- RUDAW
Iraq troops close in on mosque where IS 'caliphate' was announced in battle for Mosul -- ITV News
Iraq forces retake Mosul train station -- AFP
Coalition jets kill 9 militants in western Mosul, IS continues to burn homes -- Iraqi News
Watch a US-led coalition strike wipe out an ISIS roadblock amid the grinding fight for the group's Iraqi stronghold -- Business Insider
'Terrorists Were on Our Roof': Iraqi Woman Reveals Details of Mosul Liberation -- Sputnik
East Mosul may be free from Islamic State control, but it's far from secure -- L.A. Times
Mosul: Iraqi forces arrest ISIS’s ‘Industry Minister’ -- Al Arabiya
Iraq Detaining ISIS Suspects From Mosul in 'Horrendous' Makeshift Prisons -- Newsweek
Over 80,000 Iraqis displaced in west Mosul fighting: IOM -- AFP
Iraq: more civilians flee as fighting resumes in western Mosul -- Euronews
‘More have already fled Mosul than E. Aleppo during liberation’ – Russian FM -- RT
Sunni Politician Warns U.S. of Mounting Civilian Casualties in Mosul -- Reuters
Battle for Mosul: Who controls what -- Al Jazeera

1 comment:

Jac said...

That's a long, long, very long battle. What if they had nuclear weapons?