Sydney Morning Herald: Foreign Islamic State fighters are 'fighting to the death' in Mosul
London: Western-backed Iraqi forces are capturing some Islamic State fighters as they fight to liberate Mosul and Raqqa but the vast majority of foreign fighters are "fighting to the death", the US-led coalition for the fight against IS said.
Colonel John Dorrian, the spokesperson for the global coalition against IS said just 1000 remain in Mosul, Iraq while between 3000-4000 are still fighting in Raqqa.
Colonel Dorrian said the Iraqis had "taken control" of some foreign fighters captured in Mosul but declined to specify how many or from which countries. He also declined to say how many overall IS fighters had been captured.
He said that by the end of the military campaign to liberate Mosul "every single ISIS fighter that's left in Mosul is either going to be killed or going to be surrender", but said captures were rare.
Read more ....
Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates April 28, 2017
Iraq four neighborhoods away from fully capturing west Mosul -- UPI
Army says 4 districts left to recapture western Mosul from Islamic State -- Iraqi News
Iraq forces retake town of Hatra southwest of Mosul -- AFP
Iraqi troops capture largest neighborhood in western Mosul -- USA Today/AP
IS leader killed in coalition airstrike in western Mosul -- Iraqi News
FIGHT TO THE DEATH ISIS using all-female sniper death squad in battle for Mosul as it’s revealed most of the jihadi fighters killed are foreign -- The SUN
Isis fighters kill 15 people after tricking Mosul residents by posing as liberating Iraqi soldiers -- The Independent
Near Defeat, ISIS Bitterly Complains Of Mosul’s Newfound Freedoms -- Vocativ
Captive IS fighters face extrajudicial killings on fringes of Mosul conflict -- IRIN News
For Some Mosul Men, Escape Leads Straight to the Interrogator -- Reuters
Total figure of displaced civilians from western Mosul reaches 400,000: Minister -- Iraqi News
Mosul Businesses Start Reconstruction Without Waiting for Final Islamic State Defeat -- US News and World Report/Reuters