Friday, June 30, 2017

Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates June 30, 2017

Reuters: Iraqi forces close in on IS redoubt in Mosul after declaring end of caliphate

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces attacked Islamic State's remaining redoubt in Mosul's Old City on Friday, a day after hailing the end of the insurgents' self-declared caliphate with the capture of an historic mosque that symbolized their power.

Dozens of civilians, mostly women and children, fled across the frontline toward the troops as bullets whizzed through the air. They were thirsty and tired, and some had been wounded.

Commanders of Iraq's Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) cautioned that with the mostly non-Iraqi IS militants dug in among thousands of civilians and likely to fight to the death, the battle ahead remained challenging.

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WNU Editor: After Mosul the Iraqi army is going here .... After Mosul, Iraq Plans to Launch Assault on IS in Hawija (Voice of America)

Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates June 30, 2017

Iraqi prime minister declares end to ISIS caliphate, but long fight remains -- FOX News
Mosul victory in 'days' as IS falls back in Syria -- AFP
Iraqi troops mop-up in Mosul after pushing out ISIS stronghold -- CSM
Iraqi troops fighting for last few hundred meters of ISIS ground in Mosul -- RUDAW
Mosul: Iraqi forces take al-Nuri Mosque in final push to seize Old City -- CNN
Iraqi Troops in Mop-up Operations in Mosul, Victory in 'Days' -- Asharq Al-awsat
Hundreds flee Mosul as Iraqi forces squeeze extremists -- FOX News
Thousands of Iraqi children still trapped in Islamic State-held areas in Mosul, says UNICEF -- First Post
Mosul is 'Worst' Disaster for Iraqi Rescuers -- Asharq Al-awsat
Advances and setbacks: A timeline of key ISIS battles in Iraq and Syria -- The Straits Times

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