Dozens killed as Iraqi forces repel ISIS offensive in Mosul

Iraqi forces repelled an offensive launched in the early hours of Saturday by Islamic State on the Sunni town of Shirqat, south of Mosul, during which 38 military and civilians were killed and about 40 more wounded, security sources said. Islamic State lost 24 fighters in the attack, which ended around midday, the sources said.… Read More Dozens killed as Iraqi forces repel ISIS offensive in Mosul

ISIS militants abduct Iraqi police colonel, eight officers in west Mosul

Islamic State militants captured an Iraqi police colonel and eight other officers in western Mosul after they ran out of ammunition during fierce clashes early on Monday morning, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said. The officers were caught around 3 a.m. on Monday in Bab Jadid district in Mosul, where Iraqi forces are battling to… Read More ISIS militants abduct Iraqi police colonel, eight officers in west Mosul

Iraqi security forces set to storm airport, military base

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul prepared on Tuesday to storm the airport and a nearby military base on its southern outskirts to create a bridgehead for a thrust into the city. Since ousting the militant group from eastern Mosul last month, Iraqi forces have advanced in sparsely… Read More Iraqi security forces set to storm airport, military base

ISIS militants kill policemen, tribal fighters in Mosul, Iraq

Islamic State killed seven Sunni tribal fighters who support the Iraqi government and five policemen on Saturday in a town south of Mosul, the insurgents’ last major city stronghold in Iraq, local security sources said. The tribal fighters and police were gunned down at two fake checkpoints set up by the insurgents in Shirqat, a… Read More ISIS militants kill policemen, tribal fighters in Mosul, Iraq

ISIS militants abduct hundreds of ex Iraqi soldiers, retreat with thousands of families

Islamic State fighters abducted 295 former Iraqi Security Forces members near the militant stronghold of Mosul and also forced 1,500 families to retreat with them from Hammam al Alil town, the United Nations human rights organization said on Tuesday. The abductions took place last week as Iraqi government forces, Kurdish peshmerga and Shi’ite militias backed… Read More ISIS militants abduct hundreds of ex Iraqi soldiers, retreat with thousands of families