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Iraq is set to deport 500 Isis brides
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Iraq is set to deport 500 Isis brides

Sep 18th 2017, 5:32 PM 27,081 Views 41 Comments

The women were captured along with 800 children.

'I didn't want to know how chaotic it was going to be... If I had, maybe I wouldn't have gone'
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'I didn't want to know how chaotic it was going to be... If I had, maybe I wouldn't have gone'

Aug 3rd 2017, 6:00 AM 28,462 Views 6 Comments

John Reilly talks to TheJournal.ie after his trip to Mosul directly after the siege.

'ISIS welded our doors shut and rigged them with bombs' - The civilians in the battle for Mosul
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'ISIS welded our doors shut and rigged them with bombs' - The civilians in the battle for Mosul

Jul 11th 2017, 6:09 AM 10,261 Views 11 Comments

IS-controlled areas in west Mosul became more and more crowded with civilians.

Iraq declares victory over ISIS after months-long battle in Mosul
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Iraq declares victory over ISIS after months-long battle in Mosul

Jul 9th 2017, 7:56 PM 13,446 Views 24 Comments

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said he was in “liberated” Mosul.

20,000 civilians in 'extreme danger' as Isis fighters cling on in Mosul
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20,000 civilians in 'extreme danger' as Isis fighters cling on in Mosul

Jul 6th 2017, 3:25 PM 6,205 Views 21 Comments

In neighbouring Syria, US-backed forces are facing fierce resistance from IS.

'There are snipers waiting in ambush, drones that can drop explosive charges on your vehicle': Trying to report on Mosul
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'There are snipers waiting in ambush, drones that can drop explosive charges on your vehicle': Trying to report on Mosul

Jun 25th 2017, 9:45 AM 10,341 Views 17 Comments

Covering the battle for Mosul is risky for journalists.

Isis has blown up the mosque where its own leader declared himself 'caliph'
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Isis has blown up the mosque where its own leader declared himself 'caliph'

Jun 22nd 2017, 6:57 AM 20,554 Views 16 Comments

Jihadists also destroyed an iconic, leaning minaret.

In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike
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In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike

Apr 16th 2017, 3:00 PM 9,458 Views 6 Comments

Hammam al-Alil’s sulphur springs and reopened spa have become a spot where the soldiers fighting in Mosul and the civilians fleeing it meet for a rare moment of relaxation.

US says civilian casualties in Mosul were 'an unintentional accident of war'
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US says civilian casualties in Mosul were 'an unintentional accident of war'

Mar 29th 2017, 10:21 AM 5,976 Views 38 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of civilians are still inside west Mosul, caught up in deadly fighting between Islamic State and Iraqi forces.

PHOTOS: Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum
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PHOTOS: Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum

Mar 13th 2017, 7:47 PM 15,866 Views 19 Comments

Iraqi forces recently retook the building from the so-called Islamic State group.

Iraqi forces retake Mosul government headquarters from Islamic State
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Iraqi forces retake Mosul government headquarters from Islamic State

Mar 7th 2017, 7:31 AM 6,436 Views 23 Comments

The fighting in west Mosul has forced more than 50,000 people to flee.

Suspected chemical weapons attack on Iraqi city slammed as 'horrible'
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Suspected chemical weapons attack on Iraqi city slammed as 'horrible'

Mar 4th 2017, 1:27 PM 9,825 Views 30 Comments

“There is never justification — none whatsoever — for the use of chemical weapons.”

Kurdish news anchor killed covering Iraq's battle for Mosul
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Kurdish news anchor killed covering Iraq's battle for Mosul

Feb 25th 2017, 3:03 PM 33,514 Views 12 Comments

The Rudaw news organisation described her as one of their “most daring journalists”.

Iraqi soldiers recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State
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Iraqi soldiers recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State

Feb 23rd 2017, 1:21 PM 7,272 Views 25 Comments

A BBC reporter is on the front lines with the soldiers and is publishing regular updates.

Islamic State suicide bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate who got £1m from UK taxpayers
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Islamic State suicide bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate who got £1m from UK taxpayers

Feb 22nd 2017, 9:24 AM 37,376 Views 88 Comments

The British fighter who died in yesterday’s suicide attack has been informally identified as Jamal al-Harith.

350,000 children trapped in Mosul faced with grim choices as 'most brutal fighting yet' begins
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350,000 children trapped in Mosul faced with grim choices as 'most brutal fighting yet' begins

Feb 19th 2017, 1:02 PM 9,857 Views 22 Comments

Iraqi forces have launched an offensive against Islamic State in the contested town of Mosul.

'We have very little food left': People are burning their own clothes to stay warm in Mosul
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'We have very little food left': People are burning their own clothes to stay warm in Mosul

Feb 18th 2017, 5:35 PM 11,746 Views 9 Comments

The stage is set for what could be Iraq’s bloodiest battle yet in the fight against IS.

Warning of 'extreme risk' to citizens as the battle for Mosul rages on
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Warning of 'extreme risk' to citizens as the battle for Mosul rages on

Jan 24th 2017, 8:51 AM 9,312 Views 10 Comments

The UN has warned about the risk to citizens in the battle-torn city.

The gift of giving: Ireland's €25 million to this year's worst crises
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The gift of giving: Ireland's €25 million to this year's worst crises

Dec 25th 2016, 9:00 PM 7,367 Views 11 Comments

Even though these international crises are overseas, Ireland has shown that these are issues close to home through their 2016 donations.

Smoking, dominos, getting married in secret - this is what it's like to live under the rule of Isis
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Smoking, dominos, getting married in secret - this is what it's like to live under the rule of Isis

Dec 10th 2016, 11:00 AM 18,978 Views 32 Comments

Refugees from the Iraqi city of Mosul have described the harsh realities of life under the so-called IS ‘caliphate’.

'Entire families were killed' - Airstrike on IS controlled town hits civilians
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'Entire families were killed' - Airstrike on IS controlled town hits civilians

Dec 8th 2016, 8:27 AM 5,903 Views 32 Comments

The deadly strike came as Iraqi forces battled jihadists deep inside Mosul.

Tom Clonan: 'It is possible that the US and Russia may carve up Syria and Iraq between themselves'
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# Aleppo And Mosul

Tom Clonan: 'It is possible that the US and Russia may carve up Syria and Iraq between themselves'

Nov 17th 2016, 8:30 PM 51 Views 20 Comments

Both Aleppo and Mosul are being besieged by pro-government forces strongly supported by foreign air power but the media coverage is very different, writes Tom Clonan.

Iraq forces find mass grave in area recaptured from ISIS
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Iraq forces find mass grave in area recaptured from ISIS

Nov 8th 2016, 7:04 AM 11,252 Views 10 Comments

Bodies were buried amongst rubbish in shallow graves.

Past interviews give an insight into Irish jihadist 'Khalid Kelly'
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Past interviews give an insight into Irish jihadist 'Khalid Kelly'

Nov 7th 2016, 11:59 PM 27,573 Views 75 Comments

In the past, Terry Kelly appeared on the Late Late Show, and spoke to RTÉ’s Philip Boucher Hayes.

Islamic State launches new wave of suicide bombings as Mosul battle rages on
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Islamic State launches new wave of suicide bombings as Mosul battle rages on

Nov 6th 2016, 12:18 PM 11,902 Views 26 Comments

Civilians are risking their lives to flee the city.

Irish jihadist 'Khalid Kelly' reported dead after Islamic State suicide bombing
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Irish jihadist 'Khalid Kelly' reported dead after Islamic State suicide bombing

Nov 5th 2016, 5:05 PM 99,591 Views 304 Comments

Isis said the man had killed himself yesterday.

Isis leader 'calls for fight to the death' in audio recording
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Isis leader 'calls for fight to the death' in audio recording

Nov 3rd 2016, 7:59 AM 14,214 Views 57 Comments

“Do not retreat. Holding your ground with honour is a thousand times easier than retreating in shame.”

"Scared" Islamic State fighters are shaving their beards as noose tightens around Mosul
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"Scared" Islamic State fighters are shaving their beards as noose tightens around Mosul

Oct 27th 2016, 8:07 AM 25,248 Views 57 Comments

Western defence chiefs are already looking towards IS’s other major stronghold of Raqa in Syria.

Iraqi forces battle through sniper fire and suicide bombs to retake IS-held city
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# Battle For Mosul

Iraqi forces battle through sniper fire and suicide bombs to retake IS-held city

Oct 23rd 2016, 2:57 PM 17,150 Views 19 Comments

Some 10,000 fighters are engaged in a huge assault to take back Iraq’s second city.

US fears ISIS will use chemical weapons in battle for Iraq's second city
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US fears ISIS will use chemical weapons in battle for Iraq's second city

Oct 19th 2016, 7:11 AM 8,100 Views 77 Comments

IS has claimed a string of deadly suicide bombings in Baghdad in recent days.

The battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State has begun
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The battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State has begun

Oct 17th 2016, 7:35 AM 7,782 Views 67 Comments

The city fell to IS fighters in June 2014. It is their last stronghold in Iraq.

Irish citizen whose father and brother were killed by Islamic State denied permission to bring mother to Ireland
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Irish citizen whose father and brother were killed by Islamic State denied permission to bring mother to Ireland

Sep 29th 2016, 6:02 AM 28,854 Views 95 Comments

Rasheed’s* mother is unable to renew her passport and as a result a visa application from her will not be considered.

Mosul: An Islamic State city soon to be the centre of a huge battle
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Mosul: An Islamic State city soon to be the centre of a huge battle

Sep 29th 2016, 6:01 AM 12,910 Views 36 Comments

Once a cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic hub, Mosul has become the last stronghold of IS in Iraq.

Troops rescue 16-year-old Swedish girl from Islamic State
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Troops rescue 16-year-old Swedish girl from Islamic State

Feb 23rd 2016, 5:05 PM 22,147 Views 57 Comments

A statement from the regional government said that the girl had been “misled” by an Isis member in Sweden.

Here are the ancient buildings that have been destroyed by Isis this year
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Here are the ancient buildings that have been destroyed by Isis this year

Dec 28th 2015, 6:00 AM 17,031 Views 33 Comments

This year the group has destroyed much of the Palmyra, a World Heritage Site in Syria.

American drone strike kills ISIS second-in-command
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American drone strike kills ISIS second-in-command

Aug 21st 2015, 8:57 PM 18,548 Views 133 Comments

The militant was killed on Tuesday, according to the White House.

Obama: We are deeply concerned about what's happening in Kobane
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Obama: We are deeply concerned about what's happening in Kobane

Oct 14th 2014, 10:54 PM 6,421 Views 26 Comments

The US president has committed to continued air strikes on the northern Syrian town.

'We will go home one day': Yazidis determined to return to their temples and normal lives
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'We will go home one day': Yazidis determined to return to their temples and normal lives

Aug 30th 2014, 10:15 AM 3,764 Views 0 Comments

“We were pushed out of Sinjar, but even if (the jihadists) come here, I would rather die for this temple than leave Iraq.”

Iraqi troops launch major operation against IS fighters over Saddam's hometown
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Iraqi troops launch major operation against IS fighters over Saddam's hometown

Aug 19th 2014, 11:02 AM 6,820 Views 60 Comments

Meanwhile, Washington insists it is not ‘on the same page’ as Syria in their fight against Islamic State militants.

Opinion: 'Our children wake up crying in the night... Isis has stolen our lives'
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Opinion: 'Our children wake up crying in the night... Isis has stolen our lives'

Jul 29th 2014, 2:05 PM 233 Views 129 Comments

Christian families in Mosul are being given four stark choices: convert to Islam, pay a tax for non-Muslims, leave the city, or have their heads cut off.

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