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The battle to recapture Mosul from Islamic State militants' grip has destroyed more than 40 percent of west of the city, and more than 60 percent of all of Mosul.

Iraqi forces battling IS in Mosul are approaching the Tigris River, which runs through the centre of the city, officials said on Saturday.

#<em>MosulOps</em>: IS defences getting increasingly 'desperate' says US general

The New Arab

#MosulOps: IS defences getting increasingly 'desperate' says US general

IS defences in Mosul are becoming increasingly desperate as the group uses less sophisticated hardware against Iraqi troops who are making slow, but steady, day-by-day advances.

#<em>MosulOps</em>: Iraqi forces recapture 60 percent of east Mosul

The New Arab & agencies

#MosulOps: Iraqi forces recapture 60 percent of east Mosul

Iraqi forces have recaptured 60 percent of east Mosul from the Islamic State group, a commander has said, as militants rig vehicles with ...

Poisoned minds and a poisoned sky: The IS legacy

Francesca Mannocchi

Poisoned minds and a poisoned sky: The IS legacy

In-depth: The Islamic State group has been routed from much of the Mosul area, but its fighters have left toxic devastation in their wake, ...

The New Arab

#MosulOps: Coalition denies bombing Iraqi Shia militia-held airport

Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces Shia militia umbrella have accused the US-led coalition of striking Tal Afar airport shortly after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi held a meeting there with pro-Baghdad forces.

The New Arab

#MosulOps: Trauma centres 'dramatically upgraded' to accommodate 40,000 patients

At the Battle for Mosul intensifies, the World Health Organisation has set up two trauma centres to receive civilians injured by crossfire or ...

The New Arab

#MosulOps: Map reveals long road ahead for Iraqi forces

Despite rapid gains made in the first few weeks of fighting, a map has shown the long slog ahead for Iraqi troops fighting to liberate Mosul ...

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#MosulOps: Iraq army face new IS weaponry, slowing advance

The pace of an Iraqi forces assault on Mosul has slowed as troops face new weaponry and battle tactics from IS militants.

A third of east Mosul recaptured from IS: spokesman

The New Arab

A third of east Mosul recaptured from IS: spokesman

More than a third of eastern Mosul has been recaptured one month into the battle to retake the city from the Islamic State group, the interior ...

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#MosulOps: IS releases video of massive car bomb attacks

A new IS propaganda video taken in Mosul shows drone footage of multiple devastating suicide car bombings and other military attacks against ...

#<em>MosulOps</em>: Iraqi forces battle waves of suicide car bombs

The New Arab & agencies

#MosulOps: Iraqi forces battle waves of suicide car bombs

Islamic State militants are using car bombs and explosives to fight Iraqi forces advancing in the battle to recapture the city from the ...

Exclusive: Entering Mosul with Iraq's 9th Division

Gareth Browne

Exclusive: Entering Mosul with Iraq's 9th Division

In-depth: A first glimpse inside areas of Mosul liberated from the Islamic State group. Reporting by Gareth Browne.

#<em>MosulOps</em>: Troops advance amid fears IS 'stockpiling chemical weapons'

The New Arab & agencies

#MosulOps: Troops advance amid fears IS 'stockpiling chemical weapons'

Iraqi forces are preparing to advance from the south and continue their push into the city from the east, while the UN warns militants could be ...

#<em>MosulOps</em>: Iraqi troops pause advance against IS

The New Arab & agencies

#MosulOps: Iraqi troops pause advance against IS

Iraqi forces have earned a foothold on a sliver of territory in eastern Mosul from which they will consider their next move against Islamic ...

The New Arab & agencies

#MosulOps: IS crucifies Iraqis, government forces 'kill and torture'

Civilians in Mosul face limited choices as Iraqi forces advance, with IS asserting its control in the city and escape routes potentially pitted with landmines, airstrikes and reprisal attacks

The New Arab

UN 'deeply disturbed' over Mosul civilian deaths

The UN has expressed its concern over the plight of civilians in the northern Iraq battleground after 18 were killed as they fled an IS-held ...

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British IS fighters in Iraq on SAS 'kill list'

The UK's elite military unit is targeting British citizens who have joined the Islamic State group in Iraq, according to senior defence sources.

Adam Lucente

Turkmen activists decry Turkey's military role in Mosul battle

In-depth: Opinions are divided among Turkmen fighters as to Ankara's involvement in Iraq, reports Adam Lucente.

#<em>MosulOps</em>: Iraqi forces restore cross on recaptured Assyrian church

The New Arab

#MosulOps: Iraqi forces restore cross on recaptured Assyrian church

Images have emerged of Iraqi forces re-erecting a cross on top of a church in a Christian town recently retaken from IS during Operation Mosul.

The New Arab

#MosulOps: Iraqi forces prepare to storm Mosul city

Iraqi forces are closing into striking distance of Mosul as thousands of people are evacuated from villages near the front lines of the battle.

#<em>MosulOps</em>: IS militants carry out 'atrocities' near Mosul

The New Arab & agencies

#MosulOps: IS militants carry out 'atrocities' near Mosul

IS militants have murdered a number of civilians near Mosul, as Iraqi troops close in on the militant's stronghold in northern Iraq.

#<em>MosulOps</em>: World powers meet as Iraqi forces near Mosul

The New Arab & agencies

#MosulOps: World powers meet as Iraqi forces near Mosul

World powers are meeting in Paris to discuss the ongoing Battle of Mosul, as Iraqi forces edge closer to the IS stronghold, threatening a ...

#<em>MosulOps</em>: UN preparing for Mosul exodus with 30,000 tents

The New Arab

#MosulOps: UN preparing for Mosul exodus with 30,000 tents

While IS defences crumble and Kurdish and Iraqi fighters move into Mosul, the UN is busy preparing for an exodus of mammoth proportions when the ...

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