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Iraq Declares Victory Over ISIS in Mosul

The U.S.-backed Iraqi army won the battle for Mosul on Sunday, ousting the Islamic State from the city it seized three years ago. Though sporadic resistance by cornered ISIS militants continues, Iraq’s Prime Minister...

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Victory in Mosul in “Hours” Iraqi TV Reports

Iraqi security forces are expect to take full control of Mosul in the next hours as Islamic State’s defensive lines collapse, state TV reported on Saturday. Air strikes and artillery salvoes pounded the jihadists’...

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Drone Footage Shows Smoke in Mosul Old City

The number of airstrikes was so great Monday that coalition aircraft couldn’t keep up with the requests for air support from Iraqi ground forces. Associated Press drone footage showed the result: dozens of buildings...

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Drone Video Shows Reclaimed al-Nuri Mosque

Drone footage taken by the Associated Press shows the compound of the landmark al-Nouri mosque in Mosul that was blown up last week by the Islamic State group. Iraqi forces recaptured the compound on...

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Civilians Flee ‘Final Battle for Mosul’

Desperate civilians continued to flee western Mosul on Sunday as fears grow for the thousands still trapped in the densely populated Old City which remains under ISIL control. The human suffering is immense. A...

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