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Surrender, Iraqi PM tells IS

The Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi has urged Islamic State (IS) militants fighting in Mosul to lay down their weapons even as the Iraqi security forces drove reached within a few km of an airport on the edge of the city. Spe

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Iraqi troops storm town near Mosul, thousands flee

Iraq's federal police forces and army troops attacked the ISIS-held town of Hammam Al Alil, south of Mosul, on Saturday as Iraqi-led coalition forces seek to drive back ISIS militants from their last major Iraqi stronghold. Th

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Iraqi troops storm town near Mosul, thousands flee

Iraq's federal police forces and army troops attacked the ISIS-held town of Hammam Al Alil, south of Mosul, on Saturday as Iraqi-led coalition forces seek to drive back ISIS militants from their last major Iraqi stronghold. Th

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Al-Baghdadi confident of IS victory in Mosul

In his first message after Iraqi forces started an offensive to take back Mosul, Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has expressed confidence of victory. Mosul is the last major city under control of his group in Iraq and th

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IS chief Al-Baghdadi said to be in Mosul

Islamic State's self-declared caliph Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is believed to be still inside Mosul city even as the Iraqi Army has entered the city for the first time in over two years, a report said. Fuad Hussein, chief of staff

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Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces on city edge

Iraqi forces were on the eastern edge of Islamic State-held Mosul on Tuesday, encountering snipers, landmines and road-blocking boulders, a report said. Troops came within hundreds of meters of Mosul on Monday evening and are now

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Iraqi forces within striking distance of Mosul

Advancing Iraqi troops broke through Islamic State defences in an eastern suburb of Mosul on Monday, advancing to within a few hundred metres of a city they lost to the militant group two years back, a report said. Forces from the

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Iraqi forces advance within 8km from Mosul

Kurdish Peshmerga forces were within eight kilometres of Mosul on Sunday, after days of fighting and sweeping territorial gains in the operation to free the key Iraqi city from the control of Islamic State (IS), a report said. Ent

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Iraqi forces advance despite stiff resistance

Advancing Iraqi-led forces met with stiff resistance on day four of their battle to liberate the city of Mosul from two years of ISIS rule, reports said. However, they have made sweeping gains, recapturing at least 100 sq km of te

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Iraq pro-govt forces make gains in Mosul battle

Iraqi pro-government forces have made gains at the start of a large-scale operation to retake Mosul, the last major stronghold of the Islamic State (IS) in the country, a report said. Iraqi government troops and Kurdish fighters l

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