Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates March 22, 2017

Reuters: Islamic State shells recaptured areas in west Mosul

Islamic State militants shelled areas recaptured by Iraqi forces in western Mosul, hitting civilians fleeing the fighting early on Wednesday as troops edged their way through the narrow, dangerous streets of the Old City.

Heavy mortar fire killed at least five civilians and wounded more than 20 in Mosul Jadida and Rifak districts - areas that the militants had recently lost to Federal Police and Rapid Response brigades, military officials said.

The battle for Mosul, Islamic State's last stronghold in Iraq, is entering its sixth month with Iraq forces backed by a U.S.-led coalition air strikes and advisers now controlling the east of the city and more than half of the west.

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The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates March 22, 2017

Iraqi forces near ISIL-prized mosque in western Mosul -- Euronews
Iraqi army advances further in western Mosul, 2 civilians wounded by IS mortars -- Iraqi News
Army jets kill 14 militants, destroy IS vigilantes office in western Mosul -- Iraqi News
US-led bombings kill IS leader in Mosul -- SKY News
Bombings kill IS leader in Mosul -- The Australian/EFE
UN says Mosul displacement gathering pace as Iraq battles IS -- AP
Life under ISIS: Mosul residents reflect on a brutal occupation -- CBC
Iraq: Thousands of wounded and sick coming from western Mosul -- Relief Web
Shi'ite aid convoys enter Mosul, bringing relief and suspicion -- Star Online/Reuters
Rushing into crossfire: Mosul civilians flee amidst coalition airstrikes & ISIS (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO) -- RT

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