Thursday, May 11, 2017

Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates May 11, 2017

BBC: Mosul battle will be finished within days - Iraqi army chief

Iraqi security forces are only days away from completing the operation to recapture Mosul from so-called Islamic State, the army's chief of staff says.

Lt Gen Othman al-Ghanimi told the BBC he hoped the jihadist group would be defeated in the city before the Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins on 26 May.

Recent gains in the north meant the remaining militants were being squeezed into an ever smaller area, he added.

Mosul fell to IS in 2014 and is its last major urban stronghold in Iraq.

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Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates May 11, 2017

Battle to retake Mosul from ISIS to be finished 'within days', Iraqi army chief claims five months after operation was supposed to have finished -- Daily Mail
Iraqi army Chief: ISIS will be expelled from Mosul before Ramadan -- Al Arabiya
Iraqi forces move to surround Mosul's Old City, held by ISIS -- FOX News
U.S.-Backed Iraqi Special Forces Encircling Mosul Old City -- RFE
US-backed forces push into Mosul in final stages of battle against Isis -- The Independent
Iraqi army captures more neighborhoods in northwest Mosul, clashes ongoing -- RUDAW
Iraq captures west Mosul's al-Maamel industrial neighborhood -- UPI
War in Iraq: Islamic State Collapses As Military Kills ISIS Commander in West Mosul -- Newsweek
Military media map suggests only 10% of western Mosul under IS control -- Iraqi News
Military media: army killed more than 1300 IS militants in Mosul since February -- Iraqi News
Mosul Hasn't Been Fully Liberated 'Because of Washington' -- Sputnik
Jihadists snaring starving civilians in Mosul death trap -- AFP
Families Pour Out of Mosul as Iraqi Troops Push Into Last Militant-Held Areas -- US News and World Report/Reuters
622,000 Iraqis displaced by Mosul military operations: UN -- Global Times
Civilians in Mosul's Old City face 'stark choices' for survival: ICRC -- Reuters
In Iraq’s Mosul, many survivors face future as amputees -- Washington Post/AP
Iraqis dig their own wells in battle-scarred Mosul -- Reuters

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