Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates April 25, 2017

US News and World Report/Reuters: Iraqi Forces Using Siege and Stealth to Evict Islamic State From Mosul

MOSUL, Iraq, (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are using siege and stealth tactics to drive Islamic State militants out of Mosul's Old City, an Iraqi general said, as his forces sought to minimize casualties among hundreds of thousands of people trapped in the cramped, historic neighborhood.

Explosions from two car bombs could be heard nearby as Lieutenant General Abdul Ghani al-Assadi spoke to Reuters at his command post on Monday, and a Reuters correspondent saw thick smoke rising from the blasts.

"Most houses in the Old City are very old and its streets and alleyways are very narrow," said Assadi, a commander of Iraqi counter-terrorism units in Mosul. "So to avoid civilian losses we are using siege, but that does not mean we will not enter the Old City."

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Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates April 25, 2017

IS terrorises Mosul civilians as Iraq forces advance -- AFP
WMC: Iraqi forces liberate 12 villages in al-Hadher District south of Mosul -- Iraqi News
Iraqi-Backed Forces Liberate 12 Villages Near Mosul in Offensive Against Daesh -- Sputnik
Iraq captures Mosul's al-Tenek district from Islamic State -- UPI
Iraqi troops capture largest neighborhood in western Mosul -- AP
Iraq forces retake large Mosul neighbourhood from IS -- AFP
Iraqi forces now attacking ISIS militants with drones in Mosul -- USA Today
IS 'executes' at least 15 civilians in Mosul: officials -- AFP
Captive IS fighters face extrajudicial killings on fringes of Mosul conflict -- IRIN News
Frontline clinic window on hell of IS-held Mosul areas -- AFP
Delivering aid to liberated part of Mosul that still feels under besiege -- RUDAW
Real Life in Iraq's Mosul: No Food Left and Children Starving to Death -- Sputnik
Iraqi Forces Control 85% of Western Mosul, Commander Says -- Latin American Herald Tribune
Iraqi City of Mosul to Be Fully Liberated From Daesh Within One Month -- Sputnik

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