IS leader al-Baghdadi urges Mosul jihadis to fight to the end

Nov 3, 2016

IS leader al-Baghdadi urges Mosul jihadis to fight to the end

Gogjali Iraq AFP-Jiji Jihadi leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on his fighters to resist as Iraqi forces were poised Thursday to enter the city of Mosul where he declared a “caliphate” two years ago. The appeal was made in an audio recording released on ...

Documents detail Islamic State guidelines for beards, concubines

Nov 2, 2016

Documents detail Islamic State guidelines for beards, concubines

After the Islamic State group conquered villages in northern Iraq, it spelled out in minute detail the rules of its self-proclaimed caliphate, from beard length to alms to guidelines for taking women as sex slaves. Islamic State documents and posters, obtained in villages captured ...

In dawn assault, Iraqi special forces near Mosul from east

Oct 31, 2016

In dawn assault, Iraqi special forces near Mosul from east

Iraqi special forces advanced on the Islamic State-held city of Mosul from the east on Monday, taking heavy fire but inching closer to the city’s limits. Car bombers are trying to stop the advance, but the troops, just 3 km from Mosul’s eastern outskirts, ...