Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates April 16, 2017

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Reuters: Iraqi forces making new push toward Old City in Mosul

Iraqi forces launched a new attack on Islamic State in Mosul's Old City on Sunday, military officials said, trying to break the stalemate in attempts to seize the militants' last stronghold.

Mosul, Iraq's second biggest city, was captured by the Sunni Muslim fighters in 2014, but government forces have retaken much of it during a six-month operation.

The advance has hardly moved for more than a month, though, as the militants are holding out in the densely populated Old City in western Mosul, where tanks and heavy vehicles are not able to operate because of its narrow streets.

Iraq's federal police moved forces 200 meters deeper into the Old City, getting closer to al-Nuri mosque, a statement said.

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The Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates April 16, 2017

Iraq: The battle for Mosul -- AFP
Iraqi troops gain control on strategic regions in western Mosul -- Iraqi News
Iraqi Police Gain Control Over Strategic Daesh-Controlled Mosque in Mosul -- Sputnik
Iraq official: ISIS launched chlorine gas attacks in Mosul -- AP
ISIS launched gas attack in liberated area of Mosul – report -- RT
Iraqi soldiers hit by Islamic State gas attack in western Mosul -- SKY News
Iraqi choppers hunt down ISIL terrorist in western Mosul: video -- Almasdar News
Islamic State executes senior member, aides in Mosul over leaks -- Iraqi News
Islamic State mufti killed in Mosul air strike, Iraqi forces say -- BBC
Iraq forces make Mosul gains, but anti-IS war far from over -- AFP
Scores of civilians killed in Mosul coalition strikes, NGO says -- Daily Sabah/AA
Flooding Cuts off Aid Supplies, Escape Route From West Mosul -- Reuters
500,000 refugees displaced from Nineveh, 320,000 from Mosul: Government -- Iraqi News
Mosul civilians: 'Who knows who was shooting?' -- Al Jazeera

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

A go slow approach might limit collateral damage, but it does not mean that the death toll among civilians will be reduced.

They may starve to death.