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IS legacy of guilt weighs heavily on Iraqi widows, children

When Ahmed Khalil ran out of work as a van driver in the Iraqi city of Mosul three years ago, he signed up with the Islamic State group’s police force, …


Mosul’s morgue men bear witness to Islamic State atrocities

The morgue in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was where atrocity met bureaucracy, the processing point for the machine of butchery that the Islamic State group created across its …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017

Cost to oust Islamic State from Mosul: 9,000+ civilians dead

Between 9,000 and 11,000 people were killed in the nine-month battle to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group, a civilian casualty rate nearly 10 times …


Not a spy, but living a double life: Mosul Eye sheds mask

He led a secret double life as the blogger Mosul Eye, documenting Islamic States atrocities for the world. Now in Europe, Omar Mohammed no longer wants to remain anonymous.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017

ISIS releases purported new audio message from top leader

The Islamic State group on Thursday released what it said was a new audio recording of its top leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in which he vows to continue fighting and …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017

Iraq launches operation to take back IS-held town near Mosul

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a multi-pronged assault to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, marking the next phase in the country’s war on the Islamic …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017

U.S. helping clear ‘historic’ amount of explosives in Mosul

On Thursday, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said for the first time that the American military will help contractors and other officials locate unexploded bombs dropped by the coalition. …


Iraq government may prosecute those behind abuses in Mosul

The Iraqi prime minister’s office has acknowledged incidents of abuses perpetrated by the security forces against civilians in Mosul during the battle against the Islamic State group in the city.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017

Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town

Thousands of Iraqis have fled an Islamic State-held town west of Mosul as Iraqi and coalition warplanes step up strikes ahead of a ground offensive to drive out the militants.


Videos appear to show Iraqi troops killing Mosul detainees

Human Rights Watch on Thursday condemned videos circulating on social media purportedly showing Iraqi forces killing and beating suspected Islamic State fighters in Mosul.


Mosul victory leaves survivors reeling: ‘We got our city back, but there is nothing for me in it’

As Iraq’s prime minister prepared to declare victory against the Islamic State in Mosul on Monday, millions of leaflets fluttered through the skies with a promise from the government to …


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017

Iraq’s prime minister announces victory against the Islamic State in Mosul

Iraq’s prime minister announced the recapture of the city of Mosul on Monday, signaling an end to the grueling nine-month battle to dislodge Islamic State militants from one of their …


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017

Iraqi forces declare victory over Islamic State in Mosul, but fighting continues

Iraq’s prime minister showed up Sunday in the city of Mosul to declare victory in the nine-month battle for control of the Islamic State’s former capital in Iraq, signaling the …


UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017

IS attack underscores fragility of Iraqi security forces

Despite clinging to only a sliver of territory in Mosul, Islamic State militants managed to launch a counterattack Friday that reversed days of Iraqi army territorial gains in just a …


UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017

Iraqi commanders say IS families have joined Mosul fight

Iraqi commanders say female Islamic State militants are firing on their forces and using children as human shields as the extremist group defends its last sliver of Mosul’s Old City.


Tensions rise between Iraqi forces and civilians in Mosul

Tensions have escalated in the final days of the battle for Mosul, as suicide bombings carried out mostly by women hiding among groups of civilians target Iraqi forces closing in …


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017

Islamic State will lose Mosul and Raqqa. What happens next?

The jihadists of the Islamic State are finally being driven out of their two main bastions: The northern Iraqi city of Mosul and the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa. For …


UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017

Iraqi PM congratulates troops on ‘big victory’ in Mosul

Iraq’s prime minister on Tuesday congratulated his fighters on “this big victory in Mosul” – even as fighting with Islamic State militants continued in Mosul’s Old City neighborhood where Iraqi …


UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017

With fight for Mosul in final stage, militants strike back

With the fight for Mosul in its final stage Monday, Islamic State militants sent female suicide bombers hidden among fleeing civilians, while Iraqi forces and the U.S.-led coalition unleashed punishing …


UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017

Airstrikes propel Mosul gains, despite toll on civilians

Iraqi forces say their recent territorial gains against the Islamic State group in Mosul’s Old City have largely been propelled by airstrikes, despite a spike in allegations of civilian casualties …


UPDATED: Sat., July 1, 2017

In final stages of Mosul fight, U.S. plays larger role

The day after Iraq’s prime minister declared an end to the Islamic State group’s caliphate, U.S. Army Col. Pat Work and a small team of about a dozen soldiers drove …


UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017

Hundreds flee Mosul as Iraqi forces squeeze extremists

Hundreds of civilians fled Mosul’s Old City on Friday as Iraqi forces slowly squeezed the last pockets of Islamic State resistance, and the U.N. warned that the “intense and concentrated” …


Iraqi forces recapture historic Mosul mosque, now little more than rubble

Iraqi forces on Thursday recaptured the ruins of a historic mosque in Mosul that was destroyed earlier this month by the Islamic State and was once the symbolic center of …


UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017

ISIS claims a historic mosque in Mosul was destroyed by a U.S. airstrike – but video evidence suggests otherwise

The iconic leaning minaret of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri has stood over Mosul for 800 years. But on Wednesday, one of the most iconic religious sites in the country …


UPDATED: Wed., June 21, 2017

Iraq: Islamic State destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul’s al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures Wednesday night, Iraq’s Ministry of Defense said.


UPDATED: Sun., June 18, 2017

Iraqi troops move into Mosul’s Old City, last IS stronghold

U.S.-backed Iraqi troops pushed into the last Islamic State stronghold in Mosul on Sunday, an Iraqi commander said, formally launching the final major battle of an eight-month campaign to drive …


UN believes up to 150,000 civilians are trapped in Mosul

The U.N. humanitarian chief in Iraq says the United Nations believes between 120,000 and 150,000 civilians are trapped in Mosul’s Old City, where Islamic State extremists want to keep them …


Messy fight awaits Islamic State’s next Syrian capital at Mayadeen

As Islamic State militants take a pounding in their eroding Iraqi and Syrian strongholds, its leaders have set up a new headquarters in Syria away from the front lines, where …


Rights group criticizes use of white phosphorous against IS

The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria is endangering civilians by using artillery-delivered white phosphorous, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday, after reports that such weapons …


Food poisoning strikes hundreds at camp for displaced in Iraq

Food poisoning at a camp for displaced residents of Mosul has made more than 700 people sick, with hundreds hospitalized, Iraqi officials said Tuesday.