Iraqi forces discover chemical warfare agent in Mosul

Jan 28, 2017

Iraqi forces discover chemical warfare agent in Mosul

Iraqi forces discovered a mustard chemical warfare agent in eastern Mosul alongside a cache of Russian surface-to-surface missiles, an Iraqi officer said Saturday. Iraqi and U.S. officials have repeatedly warned of Islamic State group efforts to develop chemical weapons. When Iraqi forces retook Mosul ...

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 ...