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Iraqi forces set sight on Old City riverside, PM sees Mosul victory soon

Iraqi forces on Tuesday pushed towards the river side of Mosul’s Old City, their key target in the eight-month campaign to capture Islamic State’s de-facto capital, and … Read More

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Mosul battle to end in days as troops advance in Old City: Iraqi general

The battle to take full control of Mosul from Islamic State will be over in a few days and an attempted fight-back by the militants failed, … Read More

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If Baghdadi is dead, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer

If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi … Read More

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Baghdadi death near 100 percent certain: Ifax quotes Russian senator

The likelihood that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed is close to 100 percent, Interfax news agency quoted Viktor Ozerov, the head of the defense committee in … Read More

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Russian ForMin: high degree of certainty IS leader is dead – RIA

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday there was high degree of certainty that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was dead, RIA news agency reported.

Moscow said last … Read More

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Iraqi forces invade Islamic State’s birthplace mosque in western Mosul

Iraqi government forces invaded on Wednesday the vicinity of a medieval mosque in western Mosul where Islamic State’s self-proclaimed “caliphate” was first declared in 2014, military media said.

The Defense … Read More

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Iraq, Saudi Arabia aim to upgrade diplomatic relations: statement

Iraq and Saudi Arabia are setting up a coordination council to upgrade strategic ties, a joint statement said on Tuesday, as part of an attempt to heal troubled relations between the … Read More

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Airstrike kills Islamic State “finance minister” in western Anbar

Iraqi warplanes killed a senior Islamic State finance official in western Anbar near the borders with Syria, said a paramilitary commander on Monday.

Qatari al-Obaidi, a leader in the Anbar Popular … Read More

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Iraqi jets shell pivotal bridge in Anbar cutting IS supply from the north

Iraqi jets have shelled a pivotal bridge in Anbar, cutting the Islamic State’s supply coming from the north, a local source from the province said.

“Iraqi jets … Read More

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Iraqi army launches operation to clear western Anbar regions from IS

A military operation was launched to drive Islamic State militants out of western regions in Anbar province, a senior Iraqi officer was quoted as saying.

“Military offensive was launched … Read More