Iraq forces in east Mosul reach Tigris for first time

Jan 9, 2017

Iraq forces in east Mosul reach Tigris for first time

Iraqi forces battling jihadis in Mosul reached the Tigris River that divides the city Sunday, a key step and a first since the launch of a huge operation in mid-October. The Islamic State group was on the back foot in Mosul after a week ...

2,000 Iraqi forces killed in month's fighting to retake Mosul

Dec 2, 2016

2,000 Iraqi forces killed in month's fighting to retake Mosul

The scope of the toll the six-week old battle for Mosul has taken on Iraqi forces emerged Thursday, with U.N. figures showing that around 2,000 had been killed in fighting last month alone. While high casualty tolls were expected for what has been Iraq’s ...