Iraq massing forces to retake Islamic State-held Mosul hub

Feb 9, 2016

Iraq massing forces to retake Islamic State-held Mosul hub

The Iraqi army is deploying thousands of soldiers to a northern base in preparation for operations to retake the Islamic State group’s hub of Mosul, officials said on Monday. Islamic State seized Mosul in June 2014 and except for airstrikes has held Iraq’s second ...

U.S. bombing targets Islamic State cash stash in Mosul

Jan 12, 2016

U.S. bombing targets Islamic State cash stash in Mosul

A U.S. defense official says American airstrikes are chipping away at the Islamic State group’s cash piles. An airstrike this week hit what the official called a “cash storage facility” in the city of Mosul, which is the militants’ main stronghold in Iraq. The ...

Islamic State marks Mosul capture by airing 'anniversary documentary'

Jun 12, 2015

Islamic State marks Mosul capture by airing 'anniversary documentary'

The Islamic State group Thursday released a propaganda documentary marking a year since it captured Mosul and recounting its surprise at how easily it took over Iraq’s second city. The film glamorizes the founding moment of the “caliphate” Islamic State proclaimed less than three ...

Iraq says Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' ancient Nimrud site

Mar 6, 2015

Iraq says Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' ancient Nimrud site

Islamic State militants “bulldozed” the ancient Nimrud archaeological site near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday using heavy military vehicles, the government said. A statement from Iraq’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities didn’t elaborate on the extent of the damage, saying only ...