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Battle for Mosul: Challenges of Reluctant Allies

...from SouthFront On October 15, the US artillery and the US-led coalition’s airpower delivered massive strikes on ISIS targets inside and outside the city of...

NEO – Mosul Offensive Reveals Larger Geopolitical Game Plan

Jim W. Dean - We are watching the fruits of regime change and destabilization in Iraq getting ready to be picked -- now that this weak and corrupt government can no longer hold a fractious state together without outside support.

Syria & Iraq War Report – October 20, 2016: Russia-made TOS-1A...

...from SouthFront US-backed moderates from Jabhat al-Nusra and other ‘opposition groups’, which operate inside and outside Aleppo, are not going to participate in the humanitarian...

Syria & Iraq War Report – October 17, 2016: Military Operations...

...from SouthFront Since previous military report, the Syrian army, Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, Liwa al-Quds Lebanese Hezbollah have achieved more gains in Aleppo city. They took...

US, Saudis to grant 9,000 ISIS fighters free passage from Iraqi...

The US and Saudi Arabia have agreed to grant free passage to thousands of Islamic State militants before the Iraqi city of Mosul is stormed.

What role does Turkey seek to play in Mosul operation?

The upcoming Iraqi assault to retake Mosul from IS has the potential to ignite a wider conflict in the region. This is largely due to the actions of Turkey who have moved units of their army into Iraq and are loudly proclaiming that they will 'participate' in the offensive to drive IS out of Mosul.

Barzani in Ankara to Discuss Kurdistan, Mosul Post ISIS Phase

Barzani meeting with Erdogan prior to the Turkish offensive against the other group of Kurds has to be seen as a meeting to discuss strategy against their common enemy. We watch with interest to see how the US and NATO decide to align themselves in this new phase of the conflict.

Iraqi airstrike kills 19 senior Daesh commanders east of Mosul

The Iraqi Joint Operations Command announced in a statement on Saturday that the military aircraft struck a militant gathering in al-Sahel al-Aysar region, which lies east of the militant-held city of Mosul.

Russian Weapons to Play Significant Role Liberating Iraq’s Mosul From Daesh

Russia plans to continue arms supplies to the Iraqi military, and these weapons could be used in the liberation of Mosul from terrorists, Russian...

Report: ISIL Uses Chemical Weapons against Kurds in Mosul

Back in March we reported that a German company had been supplying chemical weapons precursors to ISIS via Saudi-owned businesses. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/03/10/germany-back-in-the-poison-gas-business-with-isis-this-time Sadly it looks like we...

Iraq – US Apocalypse in Mosul in the Guise of Bombing...

On 1st May 2003, George W. Bush stood in a dinky little flying suit on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln and in...

Carter: next phase of war focused on Mosul and coordinated with...

The next phase of the war against the Islamic State – focusing on Mosul – has been coordinated with Kurdish and Iraqi leaders, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced.

NEO – Is ISIS a Scam?

Gordon Duff - Recent revelations inside Iraq have exposed ISIS. They don’t exist, simple as that, not across Iraq, not in Mosul, not in control of any oil regions, not in any way remotely resembling what the world has been told.

US-Coalition to Train at Least 10 Iraqi Brigades to Retake Mosul...

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US-led coalition against Daesh has assessed that at least ten brigades of Iraqi security forces are needed to retake the city of Mosul from the terror group,...

UK Air Force Destroys ISIS HQ in Mosul

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The coordinated UK airstrike was carried out on Tuesday from the UK air base Akrotiri in Cyprus in cooperation with the US-led coalition, operating in Iraq and Syria.

Breaking: US Destroys ISIS Banking Facility in Mosul

The Pentagon just announced that the US dropped 2 2000 pound bombs on a building in central Mosul, the city in Iraq that ISIS has used as its capitol.

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