On October 17, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced the start of the military operation to retake Mosul from Daesh militants. Iraqi troops and their allies, including local Sunni militias and the US-led coalition against the Islamic State, are involved in the offensive.
Hundreds of thousands of civilians remain in the areas of the Iraqi city of Mosul that are controlled by Daeh terrorist group, UN Assistance Mission head in Iraq Jan Kubis told the UN Security Council on Monday.
The fight against terrorism is not limited to military operations but includes the fight on social, economic, religious fronts and will not stop when terrorist strongholds in Syria and Iraq are liberated, NATO's Chairman of the Military Committee Gen. Petr Pavel said Wednesday.
Minister of Displacement and Migration in Iraq Jasim Muhammed al-Jaf has recently revealed that since the start of the operation to liberate the country's city of Nineveh on the outskirts of Mosul from Daesh (October 17, 2016), the number of refugees fleeing the area has reached 600,000 people.
Daesh "holdouts" can surrender or die, the envoy for the US-led coalition wrote.
A senior Iraqi commander has promised to completely reclaim the city of Mosul from Daesh terrorists in upcoming weeks
The Iraqi-backed People's Mobilization Forces (PMF) have liberated 12 villages near the Iraqi city of Mosul in an offensive operation against Daesh terrorist group, which is outlawed in Russia and many other countries, local media reported, citing Iraqi Defense Ministry.
Sputnik Arabic was able to talk to a young female resident of the Iraqi city of Mosul, who was able to flee it and who revealed what's really happening in this urban settlement: since the start of the offensive to liberate it from Daesh last October prices on food have jumped so high that many locals can now afford to eat only "every other day."
On Saturday, Daesh launched another chemical attack in the al Saura district of the Iraqi city Mosul, killing six and injuring 12, a source in the internal security forces told Sputnik Arabic. Meanwhile, one of the unit commanders of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces told Sputnik Turkiye that Mosul will be fully liberated within one month.
Iraqi troops have recaptured Mosul's al-Thawra district from Daesh.
The US-led coalition is studying the chemical substance used by terrorists in Mosul.
Daesh terrorists in Mosul are maiming local residents with liquid tar, local volunteer fighters told Sputnik.
The Iraqi federal police reported Tuesday that a military leader of the Daesh terrorist group (banned in Russia), known as Abu Hajir al-Rusi, possibly an immigrant from Russia, was killed in Mosul.
Iraqi troops killed over 60 Daesh fighters near the historic Great Mosque of al-Nuri over the past 24 hours, commander of the Federal Police Forces Lt. Gen. Raed Shaker Jawdat said Monday.
Almost half a million people have been displaced since the start of the fight to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from Daesh.
Two Daesh commanders eliminated in the Iraqi city of Mosul were identified as natives of Russia, local media reported Saturday, citing a statement of the Iraqi intelligence.
A senior member of Daesh, responsible for oil, has been killed in western Mosul, the chief of Iraq’s federal police said Friday, adding his name suggested he came from Russia.
Iraqi special counterterrorism forces have completely recaptured the Yarmuk district of western part of Mosul city from Daesh, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Yarallah, chief of the Joint Operations Command operations, said Thursday.
At least 300 civilians were killed or wounded since the beginning of the operation of the Iraqi army to liberate western Mosul from Daesh, mayor of the city Hussein Khajem told Sputnik.
The Iraqi security forces have eliminated a senior Daesh leader in the city of Mosul, Iraqi federal police told Sputnik on Tuesday.
The Russian Foreign Ministry explained the crucial difference between its operation in Aleppo and the US-led coalition's actions in Mosul.
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