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 ...

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, ...