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From TheJournal.ie Iraq is set to deport 500 Isis brides Islamic State

Iraq is set to deport 500 Isis brides

The women were captured along with 800 children.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'ISIS welded our doors shut and rigged them with bombs' - The civilians in the battle for Mosul Liberation

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Iraq declares victory over ISIS after months-long battle in Mosul Victory

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 20,000 civilians in 'extreme danger' as Isis fighters cling on in Mosul Digging In

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'There are snipers waiting in ambush, drones that can drop explosive charges on your vehicle': Trying to report on Mosul The Battle For Mosul
From TheJournal.ie Isis has blown up the mosque where its own leader declared himself 'caliph' Destruction

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

Jihadists also destroyed an iconic, leaning minaret.

From TheJournal.ie In war-torn Mosul, the hot springs and spa are a place to relax for soldier and refugee alike Hope Springs

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie US says civilian casualties in Mosul were 'an unintentional accident of war' Airstrikes

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

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

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum Islamic State

PHOTOS: Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum

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

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi forces retake Mosul government headquarters from Islamic State Mosul

Iraqi forces retake Mosul government headquarters from Islamic State

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

From TheJournal.ie Suspected chemical weapons attack on Iraqi city slammed as 'horrible' Mosul

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Kurdish news anchor killed covering Iraq's battle for Mosul Shifa Gardi

Kurdish news anchor killed covering Iraq's battle for Mosul

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

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi soldiers recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State Latest Offensive

Iraqi soldiers recapture Mosul airport from Islamic State

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

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State suicide bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate who got £1m from UK taxpayers Jamal Al-Harith

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 350,000 children trapped in Mosul faced with grim choices as 'most brutal fighting yet' begins Serious Dangers

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'We have very little food left': People are burning their own clothes to stay warm in Mosul Islamic State

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Warning of 'extreme risk' to citizens as the battle for Mosul rages on Warning

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The gift of giving: Ireland's €25 million to this year's worst crises International Aid

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Smoking, dominos, getting married in secret - this is what it's like to live under the rule of Isis Living In Secret

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Entire families were killed' - Airstrike on IS controlled town hits civilians Iraq

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

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq forces find mass grave in area recaptured from ISIS Mass Graves

Iraq forces find mass grave in area recaptured from ISIS

Bodies were buried amongst rubbish in shallow graves.

From TheJournal.ie Past interviews give an insight into Irish jihadist 'Khalid Kelly' Terence Kelly

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Islamic State launches new wave of suicide bombings as Mosul battle rages on Door To Door This post contains videos

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

Civilians are risking their lives to flee the city.

From TheJournal.ie Irish jihadist 'Khalid Kelly' reported dead after Islamic State suicide bombing Iraq

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

Isis said the man had killed himself yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Isis leader 'calls for fight to the death' in audio recording Iraq

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

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

From TheJournal.ie "Scared" Islamic State fighters are shaving their beards as noose tightens around Mosul Preparing To Escape This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi forces battle through sniper fire and suicide bombs to retake IS-held city Battle For Mosul

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

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

From TheJournal.ie US fears ISIS will use chemical weapons in battle for Iraq's second city Mosul

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State has begun Iraq

The battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State has begun

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish citizen whose father and brother were killed by Islamic State denied permission to bring mother to Ireland Family Reunification

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Mosul: An Islamic State city soon to be the centre of a huge battle History

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Troops rescue 16-year-old Swedish girl from Islamic State Saved

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here are the ancient buildings that have been destroyed by Isis this year Archaeological Treasure

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

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

From TheJournal.ie American drone strike kills ISIS second-in-command Iraq

American drone strike kills ISIS second-in-command

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

From TheJournal.ie Obama: We are deeply concerned about what's happening in Kobane Syria

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'We will go home one day': Yazidis determined to return to their temples and normal lives Iraq

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi troops launch major operation against IS fighters over Saddam's hometown Iraq

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Our children wake up crying in the night... Isis has stolen our lives' Iraq This post contains images

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

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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