Posts Tagged ‘mosul’

Revisiting the fall of Mosul: Who was to blame?

November 18 2022 Source Mosul’s surrender to ISIS has commonly been attributed to corruption and sectarianism by Baghdad, yet further investigation reveals the role of neighboring Turkey in the city’s fall. By William Van Wagenen On 5 June, 2014, hundreds of ISIS militants launched a lightning assault on Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city. As a result of […]

As Mosul recovers from ISIS rule, a native of the city is fighting to recover its Jewish past

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US Coalition Killed Nearly 12 Times More Civilians in Mosul than did ISIS

WASHINGTON – Just a few months after the U.S. declared ISIS in Iraq “defeated,” a new study has concluded that the U.S.-led battle to remove Daesh (ISIS) from Mosul, once Iraq’s second-largest city, ultimately killed nearly 12 times the number of civilians than were killed by the infamous terror group. The study, published in the […]

Bodies of Mosul civilians contaminate water, threaten epidemic

Mosul, Iraq – Heaps of bodies are being uncovered amongst the rubble of Mosul and in its river, threatening contamination and a public health emergency. Human remains are almost indistinguishable from the debris of ruined buildings. During the nine months of fighting, the city of Mosul came under bombardment by US-led coalition warplanes […]

Iraqi Christmas Bells Ring Again in Liberated Mosul, Iraq

Nineveh PMUs protect Christians attending church on Christmas Eve in Mosul, Iraq. For many years now, Christians in Iraq have been living in constant fear of bomb attacks, murder and abduction – at the hands of both ISIS and al Qaeda, exacting brutal attacks on Christians, Yazidis, Shias and other religious minorities in Iraq. ISIS […]

No sign of recovery for devastated Mosul after 5 months of freedom (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

An estimated 90 percent of Mosul was destroyed or significantly damaged during the nine-month siege by Iraqi forces supported by the US-led coalition. But in the months since its recapture from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), the city has mostly disappeared from public view in the West, sidelined by new stories. The people who live […]

SUNDAY SCREENING: Mosul & Yemen War Documentary (2017)

Our weekly documentary curated by the editorial team at 21WIRE. This is a very well-craft, two part documentary. The first part details the story of one Iraq Special Forces unit engaged in street fighting on the frontlines against ISIS in the city of Mosul. The second part is a journey by one American journalist, Martin […]

UN: US Airstrikes Responsible For 1 In 4 Civilian Casualties In Mosul

According to a new report published by the United Nations, airstrikes launched by the U.S.-led coalition led to the death of 1 in 4 civilians during the operation to ‘liberate’ the city from the Islamic State group. The report, commissioned by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the UN Assistance Mission for […]

The Rebuilding of Mosul

The Destruction of Mosul, U.S. Crimes against Humanity in the Name of “Counterterrorism”

Hundreds Of Bodies Found Under Rubble In Mosul

Hundreds of bodies of women and children have been discovered under the rubble in Mosul after the months-long operation to recover the city from ISIS. According to RT’s Murad Gazdiev, hundreds of civilians are still lying beneath the rubble in the scorching August heat. reports: Rescuers are working to retrieve corpses buried under collapsed houses, with […]

Iraqi special forces abused civilians during Mosul campaign, PM admits 

“The [investigation] committee has concluded … that clear abuses and violations were committed by members of [special forces unit] the ERD,” the office of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a statement, according to Reuters. The prime minister’s office added the perpetrators would face prosecution. Torture, rape, executions: Iraq to investigate reported atrocities of […]

‘Without any judge, without any trial’: HRW Iraq researcher speaks out on Mosul killings

The latest HRW report is one of a series of documents that the group issued regarding the final weeks of the battle to liberate Mosul from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists, which has now been declared a victory. “In these reports, what we have seen is numerous extrajudicial killings by Iraqi forces of men […]

Photos: Mosul liberation celebrated at Iraqi Embassy in Iran

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on July 26 Iran Front Page- IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday, July 26, and picked headlines… Source Article from

Massacre of Mosul Revealed

True civilian death toll feared at 40,000 More than 40,000 civilians were killed in the devastating battle to retake Mosul from Isis, according to intelligence reports revealed exclusively to The Independent – a death toll far higher than previous estimates. Residents of the besieged city were killed by Iraqi ground forces attempting to force out militants, as well […]

Cost of making western Mosul ‘liveable’ double previous estimates, UN warns

Some 15 residential districts out of 54 in western Mosul have been “basically flattened,” UN Deputy Special Representative Lise Grande said via videolink from Baghdad on Monday. Twenty-three more are moderately damaged and 16 neighborhoods of the Iraqi city have light damage, she added. “The fighting may be stopping but the humanitarian crisis has not,” said […]

5 Germans incl 16yo girl reportedly among 20 female ISIS fighters captured in Mosul

Iraqi troops captured a group of some 20 female fighters last week in the city of Mosul, which was held by Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS/ISIL), Die Welt reported. It added that at least five of them were German citizens, while others came from Russia, Turkey, Canada, Syria, Libya and the Caucasus.  The […]

Western Media Disinformation on Mosul. Raped and Destroyed, not Liberated as falsely Claimed

Amnesty: US-Backed Coalition Violated International Law In Mosul Killings

A volunteer carries the bodies of civilians killed in a US air strike in Mosul, Iraq on March 24, 2017. (AP/Felipe Dana) A new report from human rights group Amnesty International today is harshly critical of the tactics used by Iraq forces and their allies (i.e. the US) in the invasion and occupation of the ISIS-held city […]

President: Mosul liberation pleasant for all regional nations

IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that liberation of Mosul and people’s victory over Daesh terrorists pleased not only the people of Iraq but also the Iranian people and all the regional nations. Speaking in a cabinet meeting, President noted that nobody has forgotten the day when terrorists occupied Iraqi cities and aimed […]

Syria congratulates Iraq over liberation of Mosul from ISIS

nsnbc : Both the Syrian administration and the Syrian People’s Assembly (parliament) congratulated Iraq with the liberation of Mosul from the self-proclaimed Islamic State. […]


South front 08.07.2017 08.07.2017 A tank of Iraqi security forces is seen during fighting with Daesh at the frontline in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq July 7, 2017. Photo: Reuters On Saturday, Iraqi security forces (ISF) liberated the strategic Old Mosul city, the last ISIS stronghold in the city of Mosul, the Iraqi military has […]

Daesh traps up to 20,000 civilians in Mosul Old City: UN official

Press TV- A senior UN official has warned that up to 20,000 civilians have been trapped in the remaining areas controlled by Takfiri Daesh terrorists in Mosul’s Old City. “Our estimate at this stage is that in the final pockets of the Old City, there could be as many as 15,000 civilians, possibly even as […]

Up to 20,000 Mosul civilians facing ‘extreme danger’ as battle against ISIS continues – UN official

“Our estimate at this stage is that in the final pockets of the Old City, there could be as many as 15,000 civilians, possibly even as high as 20,000,” the UN’s humanitarian coordinator in Iraq, Lise Grande, told AFP. “The people that are still trapped inside of these pockets are in terrible condition,” Grande said, […]

Iraqi official: Iran-Iraq solidarity resulted in Mosul liberation

IRNA -The Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) described the recent victories in Mosul as the result of Iran-Iraq solidarity and cooperation. Ammar Hakim made the remarks in a meeting Tuesday with Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) Speakr Ali Larijani, referring to Iran’s support for Iraq and other countries in fight against terrorism. Iraqi […]

BREAKING NEWS: END OF ISIS – Iraqi PM Declares Islamic State is FINISHED as Key Mosul Mosque is Captured

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has declared the end of ISIS PRESSTV| Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced an end to Daesh’s “state of falsehood” following the recapture of the historical Grand al-Nuri Mosque at the heart of the city of Mosul. “The return of al-Nuri Mosque and al-Hadba minaret to the fold of the nation […]

Iranian cleric hails recapture of Mosul from Daesh

Addressing worshippers at the Friday prayers weekly event in Tehran, Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani congratulated Iraq on defeating Daesh at the northern city of Mosul. He also hailed the liberation of Mosul, which has in effect marked the end of Daesh caliphate in Iraq, as well as the recapture of parts of Syria as a […]

Iran congratulates Iraq on Mosul’s recapture

In separate messages to President of Iraq Fuad Masum and the country’s top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Seyed Ali al-Sistani on Friday, the Iranian president hailed recapture of Mosul by the Iraqi military forces. In the message to his Iraqi counterpart, President Rouhani described the “positive security-creating developments” in Iraq and the victories in the […]

ISIS “Caliphate” in Mosul reduced to 600 square meters

nsnbc : The self-proclaimed Islamic State’s territory in Mosul has been reduced to about 600 square meters near the ruins of the historic al-Nuri […]

Iraq declares ‘fall’ of ISIS as military retakes landmark Mosul mosque

Referencing IS, Iraqi military spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, told state TV: “Their fictitious state has fallen,” according to Reuters. READ MORE: ISIS blows up landmark Grand al-Nuri mosque with leaning minaret in Mosul – Iraqi military The mosque and its iconic leaning minaret was destroyed by IS terrorists last week as forces from Iraq’s […]

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