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A ring of care for Mosul’s civilians
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A ring of care for Mosul’s civilians

Yahoo News The battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State, which began five months ago, has now become the most intense urban warfare since World War II. Street-to-street fighting in

Airstrikes in Mosul kill civilians: Are US rules of engagement getting slacker?
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Airstrikes in Mosul kill civilians: Are US rules of engagement getting slacker?

Yahoo News Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul say a series of airstrikes carried out there in recent weeks by the US-led coalition against the Islamic State could have killed as many as 200

After ISIS: For Iraqis, reconciliation in Mosul will be challenging, and vital
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After ISIS: For Iraqis, reconciliation in Mosul will be challenging, and vital

Yahoo News The colonel is a quintessential Iraqi military man: shaved head, bushy black mustache, and very proud of how the Iraqi Army has rebuilt and “proved it is professional” in the fight to oust

Neglected under ISIS, schools in eastern Mosul overflow with students once again
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Neglected under ISIS, schools in eastern Mosul overflow with students once again

Yahoo News The melodic chanting of schoolchildren is punctuated by mortar fire shot from a nearby military base, as the battle to liberate western Mosul rages just across the Tigris River.

With ISIS besieged in western Mosul, civilians decide now's the time to flee
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With ISIS besieged in western Mosul, civilians decide now's the time to flee

Yahoo News Every time the Islamic State knocked on the door of the west Mosul home, two things would happen. Ahmed, a former Iraqi police officer, would race to an underground hiding place. “I am

AP PHOTOS: Iraqis displaced from Mosul marry in refugee camp
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AP PHOTOS: Iraqis displaced from Mosul marry in refugee camp

Yahoo News KHAZER CAMP, Iraq (AP) — A bleak refugee camp in northern Iraq saw a rare outpouring of joy on Thursday as Hussein Danoon and Shahad Abed celebrated their wedding less than a month after

UN briefly pauses aid to Iraq's Mosul amid security concerns
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UN briefly pauses aid to Iraq's Mosul amid security concerns

Yahoo News HASSAN SHAM CAMP, Iraq (AP) — The United Nations says it's temporarily pausing aid operations to neighborhoods in the eastern half of the Iraqi city of Mosul as attacks by the Islamic

US commander: Mosul and Raqqa should be retaken in 6 months
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US commander: Mosul and Raqqa should be retaken in 6 months

Yahoo News CAMP TAJI, Iraq (AP) — The top U.S. commander in Iraq says he expects to retake Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria from the Islamic State group within the next six months and the fight for

IS made sulphur weapons in Mosul university: Pentagon
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IS made sulphur weapons in Mosul university: Pentagon

Yahoo News Tests have confirmed that the Islamic State group was making rudimentary chemical weapons at the University of Mosul, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Coalition-backed Iraqi forces in

Discarded IS receipts offer glimpse into former Mosul life
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Discarded IS receipts offer glimpse into former Mosul life

Yahoo News MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Receipts from taxi rides, ledgers listing internet usage for the privileged few and random logbooks documenting an ever tighter economy are just some of the documents

UN warns west Mosul civilians at 'extreme risk'
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UN warns west Mosul civilians at 'extreme risk'

Yahoo News The estimated 750,000 people living in jihadist-controlled west Mosul are in grave danger, the United Nations warned on Tuesday, 100 days into a massive Iraqi operation to retake the city.

Iraqi forces preparing offensive on western Mosul, commander says
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Iraqi forces preparing offensive on western Mosul, commander says

Yahoo News Iraqi forces have started preparing an offensive to capture the western side of Mosul from Islamic State, campaign commander Lieutenant General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah said. Popular

Pet pigeons take flight in Iraq's Mosul as militants retreat
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Pet pigeons take flight in Iraq's Mosul as militants retreat

Yahoo News MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — For the first time in over two years, flocks of white and grey pigeons can be seen circling Mosul's rooftops.

Iraq premier orders probe into violations by troops in Mosul
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Iraq premier orders probe into violations by troops in Mosul

Yahoo News BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister on Monday ordered an investigation into violations of human rights and other abuses purportedly committed by government troops and paramilitary forces

Islamic State blows up hotel to prevent landing in west Mosul, witnesses say
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Islamic State blows up hotel to prevent landing in west Mosul, witnesses say

Yahoo News Islamic State detonated explosives in the largest hotel in western Mosul on Friday, in an attempt to destroy it and prevent Iraqi forces from using it as a landing spot or base in their

Top Iraq commander announces 'liberation' of east Mosul
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Top Iraq commander announces 'liberation' of east Mosul

Yahoo News Iraqi forces have fully retaken east Mosul from the Islamic State group, a top commander said on Wednesday, three months after a huge offensive against the jihadist bastion was launched.

Civilian casualties mount as Iraqi forces advance in Mosul
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Civilian casualties mount as Iraqi forces advance in Mosul

Yahoo News IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The mortar attack that left Um Yousef blind in one eye and killed two of her children came on the same day that Iraqi forces retook her neighborhood in eastern Mosul

Iraqi special forces sweep Mosul University for remaining militants: spokesman
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Iraqi special forces sweep Mosul University for remaining militants: spokesman

Yahoo News Iraqi special forces swept through the campus of Mosul University on Sunday to clear it of any remaining Islamic State militants after taking full control of the area, a spokesman said. A

Military: Mosul University fully liberated by Iraqi troops
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Military: Mosul University fully liberated by Iraqi troops

Yahoo News BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi military spokesman says government troops have fully liberated the sprawling complex of Mosul University, a major step in the massive operation to retake the

Amid primary care struggle, field hospital opens near Mosul fighting
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Amid primary care struggle, field hospital opens near Mosul fighting

Yahoo News By Girish Gupta NEAR MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Civilians and soldiers wounded as Iraqi forces attempt to retake Mosul from Islamic State are receiving treatment in a high-tech field hospital

Iraqi forces push onto Mosul University grounds
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Iraqi forces push onto Mosul University grounds

Yahoo News MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces have secured less than a quarter of Mosul University as they face stiff resistance from Islamic State fighters in the battle for control of the city,

On Mosul frontlines, Islamic State's local fighters direct the battle
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On Mosul frontlines, Islamic State's local fighters direct the battle

Yahoo News By Stephen Kalin MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - As Iraqi government forces advanced towards his eastern Mosul neighborhood in November, a group of Islamic State militants stormed Abu Rami's home,

Iraqi forces battle on in Mosul university complex
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Iraqi forces battle on in Mosul university complex

Yahoo News Iraqi special forces battled Islamic State militants inside the Mosul University campus on Saturday in a second day of fierce clashes in the complex. As they unfurled a map of the area, a

Iraqi forces enter Mosul University in battling IS for city
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Iraqi forces enter Mosul University in battling IS for city

Yahoo News IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Two Iraqi officers say Iraqi special forces have entered the Mosul University, a tactical achievement in battling Islamic State militants for control of the city.

Iraq forces have retaken 80% of east Mosul: spokesman
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Iraq forces have retaken 80% of east Mosul: spokesman

Yahoo News Iraqi forces have retaken at least 80 percent of east Mosul from the Islamic State jihadist group, the spokesman of the special forces spearheading the campaign said on Wednesday. "I think