Defeating Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group in Mosul would crush the Iraqi wing of the caliphate declared by the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in 2014, from Mosul's grand old Nuri mosque.
Iraqi armed forces are pushing deeper in the western Daesh-held half of Mosul, entering the first residential neighborhood in the area in yet another blow to the terror group in its last urban stronghold in the Arab state.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the complete liberation of eastern Mosul as a large-scale operation goes on to retake the whole city from ISIS terrorists grip.
Iraqi forces have managed to retake Mosul University as part of their full-scale offensive to push back ISIS terrorist group from their major stronghold in the country, Iraqi sources reported.
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Turkish administration has agreed on withdrawal of its military forces from the town located in northern Iraq.
UN fears for fate of the missing given the government's record of 'arbitrary detention, torture and disappearances'
Iraqi troops have managed to enter another ISIS terrorists-held district in the southeastern part of Mosul, officials say.
Seven weeks into the Mosul operation, the remaining residents struggle for basics of survival.
Iraqi Kurdish food retailer Nuri Barzan was considering closing his warehouse because of the lack of business when the launch of a military campaign to oust Islamic State from their stronghold of Mosul eased his worries.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has begun talks on a coordinated oil production cut to prop up prices in an oversupplied market. Despite disagreements among members, top cartel officials expect a deal to be reached.
A suicide truck bomb killed more than 80 people, most of them Iranian Shiite pilgrims, at a petrol station in the city of Hilla 100 km south of Baghdad on Thursday, police and medical sources said.
ISIS terrorists were brainwashing thousands of children for the past two years in the occupied city of Mosul, their stronghold in Iraq, according to a report by Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights.
A suicide attacker detonated an ambulance packed with explosives in Tikrit on Sunday, killing nine people at the southern entrance to the city, police and hospital sources said.
since 2014 and almost from the start of ISIS activities in Iraq, Mosul was under the control of this evil group. For weeks, Iraq's top officials and security forces speak of preparations for a major operation in their media. A massive operation in Mosul, one of Iraq's most important parts by which it will be out of the hands of terrorists.
Battle for ISIS?s last major urban stronghold will be toughest test yet, with coalition forces facing prospect of street fighting and heavily mined terrain
Iraqi Shiite fighters said on Saturday they had launched an offensive towards the west of Mosul, an operation that would tighten the noose around ISIS's Iraq stronghold but could inflame sectarian tension in the mainly Sunni region
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