As Iraqi forces end Islamic State’s hold in the country’s second-largest city, politicians are racing to avoid the old mistake of continuing Shiite-Sunni divisions. Political reconciliation is the.. Christian Science Monitor
Shepherds herd blackened flocks through the Iraqi desert. Locals cough and wheeze under vast clouds of smoke, and NASA images show oil threatening to encroach on the Tigris River, a major water source... VOA News
According to an Iraqi general, most of the Islamic State commanders in Mosul have been killed.
Lieutenant-General Abdul Ghani al-Assadi added that fighting should ease up as Iraqi forces head into the.. Source: Wochit Headline News -
Iraqi forces battled the last holdout jihadists in east Mosul Thursday after commanders declared victory there and set their sights on the city's west, where more tough fighting awaits. Source: Afp News -
The Iraqi army has gained control of the east of Mosul after an offensive which began last October, more than two years after jihadists declared a caliphate in the city. Lt. Gen. Talib Shaghati is the.. Source: Euronews English -
More than six months after Iraqi forces retook Fallujah from the Islamic State group, reconstruction is slow and the government risks alienating those residents who have returned to the city. Source: Afp News -
When Iraqi forces faced a fierce Islamic State counter-attack last month at a hospital in Mosul they had stormed without enough troops to hold it, U.S. advisers behind the front lines shepherded them.. VOA News