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- nrttv.com
19 Jun 2017
MOSUL - The Iraqi air force dropped tens of thousands of leaflets on the western side of Mosul late on Sunday (June 18) warning residents that Iraqi forces have started storming the Islamic State-held Old City of Mosul, in an assault they hope will be the last in the eight-month-old campaign to seize the militants' stronghold.

Iraqi forces successfully storm Mosul, last stronghold of Islamic State

19 Jun 2017
Iraqi government forces regained eastern Mosul in January, then a month later began the offensive on the side located west of the Tigris, which includes the Old City. The fall of Mosul would, in effect, mark the end of the Iraqi half of the "caliphate" that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared in a speech from a mosque in the Old City three years ago and that ...
- firstpost.com

The Iraqi army stormed the last stronghold of militants in Mosul

- weaponews.com
19 Jun 2017
According to RIA Novosti, the representative of the President of the United States in a coalition against the Islamic State (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) Brett Mcguirk reported that the Iraqi military was able to enter the territory of the Old City in Mosul.Iraqi forces early this morning entered the territory of the Old town in Mosul, the last district of ...

Iraqi Forces Push into Old City, Warn Daesh 'Surrender or Die

19 Jun 2017
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- english.alahednews.com.lb

Iraqi Forces Launch Assault On Last Remaining ISIS Stronghold In Mosul

- ijpr.org
19 Jun 2017
Iraqi forces have opened what they hope will be the final assault to retake Mosul, pushing into the the crowded, narrow lanes of the area still occupied by ISIS. The operation, launched at dawn Sunday after a barrage of airstrikes from the U.S.-led coalition, aims to retake Mosul's Old City from the militant group.

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

19 Jun 2017
The Old City is home to the centuries-old al-Nuri mosque, where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delivered a Friday sermon in 2014 as his group declared an Islamic caliphate in the areas it controlled in Syria and Iraq. The militants have lost much of that territory over the last three years, and Mosul is their last urban bastion in Iraq.
- wayback.archive.org

Iraqi forces storm Mosul

- dailystar.com.lb
19 Jun 2017
A high-ranking Daesh figure in charge of intelligence in Mosul, Shakir Mahmoud Hamad, was captured by the advancing troops in the Old City, Hashimi told Reuters. The Iraqi government initially hoped to take Mosul by the end of 2016, but the campaign took longer as militants reinforced positions in the middle of civilians to fight back.

Iraqi troops move into Mosul's Old City, last ISIS stronghold

19 Jun 2017
The ISIS group captured Mosul when it swept across northern and central Iraq in the summer of 2014. Iraq launched a massive operation to retake the city last October, and has driven the militants from all but a handful of neighborhoods. The extremists are expected to make their last stand in the Old City, a densely populated quarter with narrow, winding alleys.
- stripes.com

Iraqi troops storm west Mosul's ISIS

- fakenewsmatters.org
19 Jun 2017
Some 150,000 civilians are believed to be trapped inside west Mosul's Old City, where the terrorists intend to use them as human shields, according to UN deputy special representative and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq Lise Grande, who spoke to AP on Friday.

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

19 Jun 2017
"We know that ISIS moved them with them as they left... locations where the fighting was going on," Bruno Geddo, the UN refugee agency's representative in Iraq, told AFP of Iraqis stuck in Mosul. "These civilians are basically held as human shields in the Old City."
- businessinsider.com

Iraqi Forces Launch Assault On Last Remaining ISIS Stronghold In Mosul

- npr.org
19 Jun 2017
Iraqi forces advance towards Mosul's Old City on Sunday, an offensive to retake the last district in the city still held by the Islamic State. Military commanders say the assault began at dawn after overnight airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

Held district near Mosul

19 Jun 2017
Iraqi government forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and paramilitary troops, regained control over eastern Mosul in January, and aimed at western Mosul since mid February. Military commanders suggest IS are controlling less than four square kilometers in western Mosul.
- iraqinews.com

Iraqi forces enter IS stronghold in old Mosul

- kuna.net.kw
19 Jun 2017
The Iraqi Joint Operations Command announced that the army, Counter-Terror Forces (ICTS) and Iraqi Federal Police are taking part in the final battle to liberate the Old Mosul district, with support of Iraqi air forces, army, and the international coalition forces.

Backed siege batters Old City of Mosul

19 Jun 2017
How long this "last chapter" will last is by no means clear. Some commanders have predicted that it will take at least a month to retake the area. US-backed Iraqi forces began their siege of Mosul eight months ago. Since then, thousands of Iraqi civilians have died under US bombs, rockets and shells. The UN has confirmed the killing of 230 civilians in western Mosul during ...
- wsws.org

Iraqi forces progress in Daesh

- iraqnewsdaily.net
19 Jun 2017
Commander of Federal Police Forces Lieutenant General Shaker Jawdat said on Sunday that security personnel had advanced 100 meters in the militant-held Old City of Mosul, only hours after they began their assault to retake the rest of Mosul, Arabic-language Mawazin news agency reported.

Mosul Old City residents spend hungry and fearful Ramadan under IS rule

19 Jun 2017
IS's black flag has been flying over its landmark leaning minaret since June 2014, when the Iraqi army fled in the face of the militants, giving them their biggest prize, a city at least four times bigger than any other they came to control in both Iraq and neighboring Syria. ($1 = 1,167.0 Iraqi dinars) (Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; editing by Peter Graff)
- mysalaam.com
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