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Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry congratulated Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi in Baghdad on Wednesday, for freeing the historic city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS), expressing Egypt’s readiness for supporting Iraq to restore stability and security, according to a statement. Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ahmed Abou Zaid said that the …
As the liberation of Mosul from the “Islamic State” group gathers pace, Iraq’s second city has been coming back to life with remarkable speed.
Some 100 decapitated bodies have been discovered on the outskirts of Mosul, said Iraq’s army.
In a rare speech, the militant group’s chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has called for fighters to stand their ground in Mosul.
The battle for liberation may carry on for three weeks; Mosul residents are at risk of mass slaughter, says expert on current Islamic movements
An “Islamic State” linked news agency has reported the death of the group’s “minister of war,” Omar al-Shishani. The US claimed to have killed him in March.
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has made an unannounced visit to Iraq to meet US military commanders and Iraqi officials. The visit comes after recent gains in the battle against the self-styled “Islamic State” (IS).
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has announced the US will send 560 more troops to Iraq to help prepare for an Iraqi-led recapture of Mosul. Iraqi forces have made a series of recent gains against “Islamic State.”
A US-led air strike killed two senior Islamic State (IS) commanders in late June. The Pentagon said that one of the targets was the movement’s deputy minister of war.
‘IS’ fighters have regained ground after breaking through Kurdish defenses near the city of Mosul in Iraq. An American Navy SEAL was reportedly killed in the fighting.
A stalled offensive at the town of Makmour highlights the shortcomings of the Iraqi army, which is preparing to retake Iraq’s second largest city from the so-called “Islamic State.”
Turkey committed a ‘hostile act’ by deploying troops to northern Iraq, according to the Foreign Ministry in Baghdad. Turkey claims it just reinforced an existing training camp for local volunteers
State media reports Iranian fighter pilot killed, militants destroy shrines and mosques
Security forces in Mosul wilted in the face of the onslaught, in some cases abandoning uniforms and even vehicles in their haste to flee.
Arab League Council rejects interference in Iraqi affairs, calls for reconciliation through dialogue
Egyptian embassy staff continues to contact Egyptian communities amidst ongoing clashes in Iraq
Military units first withdrew from the city’s east, heading to its west, and then began leaving the city, along with thousands of residents, he said.
Protests, which have been ongoing for nearly two months, have urged for the ouster of Prime Minister Nuri al-Malik