Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates June 13, 2017

Displaced Iraqi residents walk along a road after fleeing their homes due to fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, near the Old City in western Mosul, Iraq June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Reuters: Iraqi armed forces announce progress in Mosul campaign, say district north of old city captured

Iraqi forces on Tuesday reported progress in the U.S.-backed campaign to dislodge Islamic State from Mosul, announcing the capture of a district just north the city's historic center.

With the loss of the Zanjili neighborhood, the enclave still held by Islamic State in the northern Iraqi city has shrunk to two districts along the western banks of the Tigris river - the densely populated Old City center and the Medical City.

Iraqi government forces retook eastern Mosul in January and began a new push on May 27 to capture the remaining enclave, where up to 200,000 people are trapped.

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Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates June 13, 2017

‘We will have the biggest party of our lives when it is over’: ISIL retreats, but the battle for Mosul rages on -- National Post/The Telegraph
ISIS clings to Mosul on 3rd anniversary of invading Iraq -- USA Today
Iraqi armed forces capture north of Old City in Mosul -- TRT World -
ISIS' Chemical Weapons Capability Collapses In Syria After Loses in Mosul And Raqqa -- Newsweek
Warplane kills 12 civilians in western Mosul, IS execute 5 -- Iraqi News
Civilians flee as fighting intensifies near Mosul's Old City (Video) -- NRT
Mosul battle: Fleeing civilians caught in crossfire -- Al Jazeera
Mosul: 200,000 people trapped by fighting -- Relief Web
Hundreds suffer from food poisoning in camp near Mosul -- Al Jazeera
Iraq displaced hit by food poisoning in camp near Mosul -- BBC
Mass food poisoning strikes camp for displaced in Mosul -- NYPost/AP

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