ISIS killed 300 ex-policemen south of Mosul

ISIS probably killed more than 300 Iraqi former police three weeks ago and buried them in a mass grave near the town of Hammam al-Alil south of Mosul, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. A Reuters reporter visited the site of the mass grave, where residents said the militants buried[…]

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Iraq-Turkey tension rises amid battle for Mosul

Iraq’s prime minister has warned Turkey against provoking a confrontation while saying he does not want war. Haider al-Abadi made the comments after Turkey deployed tanks and artillery near the Iraqi border and insisted that any Turkish involvement would be a violation of national soverreignty. Turkey wants a a role[…]

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IS executes dozens of prisoners near Mosul

Islamic State militants have in recent days executed dozens of prisoners taken from villages the group has been forced to abandon by an Iraqi army advance on the city of Mosul, officials in the region said on Wednesday. Most of those killed were former members of the Iraqi police and[…]

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Turkey confirms military involvement near Mosul

Turkey has confirmed its troops have fired at positions held by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in a town near Mosul after receiving a request by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters for assistance. Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced on Sunday Turkey’s involvement in the military offensive near Bashiqa,[…]

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Battle for Mosul enters third day

Fighting has entered a third day as allied forces continued their advance on Mosul on Wednesday, an offensive that in recent days was slowed by explosives and booby traps encountered on the way to retake ISIL’s last major stronghold in Iraq. Iraqi commanders said that progress was being made as[…]

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