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The Ups and Downs of Rebuilding Aleppo, Mosul

Aleppo in Syria, and Mosul, cities that endured some of the worst urban warfare in the 21st century, have quite different liberation stories,

Chronicles of Life Under Daesh Caliphate in Mosul: No Cigarettes or...

The militants of the Islamic State terrorist group (Daesh), who fled from the Iraqi city of Mosul, have not had enough time or desire to pack a huge amount of printed materials – books, pamphlets, newspapers – thus leaving a lot of information about the so-called caliphate’s lifestyle.

Mosul Massacre II: US Is Bombing Civilians in Raqqa

It seems the widely condemned slaughter of civilians in Iraq’s Mosul was never enough; because the United States is now busy doing the same thing in Syria’s Raqqa - bombing civilians who have two choices: flee or die.

‘Iraqi soldiers who suffered under ISIS see Mosul victory as payback...

The 16th Division of the Iraqi Army consisted of Mosul residents persecuted by ISIS, and now they consider it payback time, says Saad al-Matlabi,...

False flag fails! ISIS defeated, “chemical weapons” hoax exposed

Say: "Truth has (now) arrived, and Falsehood perished: for Falsehood is (by its nature) bound to perish."

Iraqi Army Declares Mosul Fully Free

Jim W. Dean - I just did rolling coverage with Press TV on the fall of Mosul with their Iraq correspondent and a Rome think tank guy. The victory is both a sweet and bitter one due to the huge casualties for the army and civilians.

Battle For Mosul – July 7, 2017: Iraqi Forces Purging Remaining...

On Thursday, Iraqi security forces (ISF), backed up by the US-led coalition, successfully advanced al-Shahwan district in the Old Mosul area in western Mosul and de facto reached the Tigris River. The goal was to separate ISIS units and to accelerate the collapse of the terrorist group’s defense in the area.

Iraqi forces take Mosul mosque blown up by Daesh a week...

Jim W. Dean - The strategic concern now is whether the US coalition will be able to prevent Russia, Syria, Iraq and Iran from forming a cross border anti-terrorist, mini-NATO of their own, so the days of picking countries off one at a time will not include them.

Battle For Mosul – June 27, 2017: ISIS Launches Surprise Counter-Attack

...from SouthFront Last weekend ISIS launched a large-scale surprise attack against government forces in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Terrorists attacked the neighborhoods of al-Tanak,...

The Assault of Raqqa is Drowning in Blood

The battle for Raqqa begins to resemble strongly Mosul operation despite the victorious statements of the U.S. CENTCOM and the Kurdish leadership, who daily release official briefings on their successes.

First Mosul then Raqqa. How Washington targets civilians

Yesterday, a monitoring group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently published another footage of the aftermath of the U.S.-led coalition’s strikes on the city. Videos and photos show damaged buildings, bomb craters and fires.

Daesh designed to spread chaos in Islamic world

“Daesh is not a radical Islamic group, it is a radical anti-Islamic group designed to spread fitnah and chaos in the world of Islam."

A little taste of crossing the lines in Mosul

Jim W. Dean - This was a situation that could have been a horror film, but these people escaping Mosul, what appears to be extended family units, were lucky. A jihadi with a machine gun did not get a bead on them.

Mosul Hasn’t Been Fully Liberated ‘Because of Washington’

The United States has deliberately not provided advanced precision weapons to Iraqi security forces, limiting Baghdad's ability to fully liberate Mosul and fight Daesh,...

Mosul Battle Report – May 9, 2017: Operation Approaching Its Final...

...from SouthFront The US-backed military operation against ISIS terrorists in the Iraqi city of Mosul is approaching its final phase. Iraqi security forces (ISF), backed up...

NEO – A Tale of Two Cities: Aleppo and Mosul

Jim W. Dean - The bias of the media coverage on the civilian causalities in Aleppo versus Mosul are a dark stain on whatever fig leaf of honor corporate media could still claim.

US-led airstrikes on Daesh truck caused Mosul tragedy

Jim W. Dean - Who knows what happened.? Did ISIS park a truck bomb out in front, knowing that it would be seen and bombed and all those combined explosives blow this building to smithereens?

Battle For Mosul Enters Its Final Stage

...from SouthFront Iraqi security forces (ISF), backed up by the US-led coalition’s airpower, artillery units, and special forces troops, have been struggling to retake the...

Daesh trapped in Mosul as last road retaken by Iraqi army

Jim W. Dean - I hope this is the last time the Iraqis claim to have the last road out of Mosul cut off.

Taking West Mosul a bloody battle to all

Jim W. Dean - The six-month estimate announced by the Iraqis for taking West Mosul came as a shock. The civilians cannot last that long, and as the die-hard jihadis near their end, they will not shy from taking as many civilians with them as they can.

Iraqi War Report – February 28, 2017: Storm Of Western Mosul

...from SouthFront Since the start of the operation in western Mosul on February 19, the Iraqi Army and the Federal Police have retaken a number...

The Debate – Battle for Mosul

Jim W. Dean - This was my first time on The Debate with Ambassador Peck, who is not only an old school diplomat but an Army veteran from WWII and Korea who came up through the ranks. His post government career has been almost as long as the former.

Breaking: ISIS Combat Drones In Battle For Mosul

...from SouthFront Iraqi military for the first time officially admitted their losses from bombing, carried out by small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), used by ISIS....

Iraq Started Operation To Liberate Western Mosul From ISIS

...from SouthFront On Sunday, Iraqi forces officially launched a military operation to liberate the western part of the city of Mosul from the ISIS terrorist...

NEO – The Terrible Price of the Mosul Operation

Jim W. Dean - Trump Tweeting has pushed Mosul virtually out of the news, along with many other things, like Libya, Africa, refugee camps in the EU, MH-17, and all the other unfinished pieces of business.

Disturbing Video: Mercenary executed, missile factory found

Iraq's Defense Ministry said in a statement on Monday that the country's security forces have taken control over six large missile-manufacturing workshops of ISIL terrorists West of Mosul city. Below the arrest but not execution of another Saudi paid mercenary.

Iraqi Forces Are Close To Full Liberation Of Eastern Mosul From...

...from SouthFront Iraqi security forces (ISF), backed up by US-led coalition warplanes and military advisors, have regained more areas from the ISIS terrorist group inside...

Mosul Fight Proves Abrahm Tank a DeathTrap

The recent military operation in Mosul shows that the US-led coalition is superior in the air, but its land operations leave much to be desired, Kramper wrote for German...

Iraqi Special Operations Teams Shine Against ISIS in Mosul, Duff on...

Iraqi Special forces have made new advances against Daesh terrorists in North East Mosul as they look to build on recent gains.

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