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Iraq counts on U.S. advisers, mostly out of sight, in war on Islamic State

When Iraqi forces faced a fierce Islamic State counter-attack last month at a hospital in Mosul they had stormed without enough troops to hold it, U.S. … Read More

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Losing in Iraq, Islamic State seeks to shore up Syria presence

Islamic State is fighting hard to reinforce its presence in Syria as it loses ground in Iraq, deploying fighters to seize full control of a government-held city in the … Read More

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Iraq special forces chief says mission accomplished in east Mosul

Elite Iraqi forces have ousted Islamic State insurgents from all districts of eastern Mosul they were tasked with recapturing, their commanding officer said on Wednesday, bringing almost all of the … Read More

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In parts of Mosul, a semblance of normality despite war

In some parts of Mosul, you can almost forget that a war is being waged over the city between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants who still control more than … Read More

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Iraqi forces reach second Mosul bridge, enter university complex: military

Iraqi special forces stormed the Mosul University complex in the city’s northeast on Friday and pushed Islamic State further back to reach another bridge across the Tigris river, the military … Read More

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Iran welcomes arrival of first Western plane ordered since sanctions lifted

An Airbus A321 airliner landed in Tehran on Thursday, the first to arrive out of the 200 Western-built aircraft ordered by IranAir following the lifting of sanctions on Iran … Read More

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Iraqi forces make fresh gains in southeast Mosul: military statement

Iraqi forces drove back Islamic State militants in southeastern Mosul on Thursday, making gains in an area where advances have been particularly tough, the military said in a statement.

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Iraq forces advance in Mosul but civilian toll mounts

Iraqi forces fought their way into more districts of Mosul but advances in the city’s southeast were being slowed by Islamic State’s use of civilians for cover, military officials said on … Read More