Edition: India  
> >

Fierce resistance and ISIL threats as Mosul assault progresses

Duration: 01:23s - Published: < > Embed
News video: Fierce resistance and ISIL threats as Mosul assault progressesOn day three of their Mosul assault and despite fierce resistance, US-backed Iraqi government forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are slowly but surely closing in on ISIL’s last city stronghold in Iraq. Reports say dozens of jihadists have been killed and their car bombs destroyed as the advance pushes ahead. But this will be a long campaign and while outlying territory is being liberated, it could be weeks or months before Mosul itself is free from the jihadists’ grip. The big push into the city itself is expected to be the biggest battle in Iraq since the 2003 US-led invasion. Recapturing Mosul would deal a decisive blow to the self-declared caliphate of ISIL also known as Daesh. Why the suicide bombings in Mosul are so terrifying https://t.co/eL2SOZ5piS— TIME (@TIME) 19 octobre 2016 “We will hold these areas until we reach the outskirts of the city,” said Peshmerga officer Major Shwan Ihsan, whose forces have captured a cluster of nearby towns and villages. “This is the start of operations to liberate Mosul. Our morale is high. We were able to repel Daesh when they were strong and now they are very weak.” Never short of propaganda, the so-called Islamic State, also known as Daesh, has released a video purporting to show its fighters on the city’s streets. One of them warns the United States that there will be no victory in Iraq, telling them “you will leave, once more, humiliated and disgusting in defeat”. For U.S. and Obama, Mosul campaign is calculated risk https://t.co/PUAOjt09Yo— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) 18 octobre 2016 Thousands of hardline militants, including some of ISIL’s best fighters, are thought to be still in Mosul, which is five times the size of any other city the militant group has held. But a population of some 1.5 million civilians there will also be in harm’s way. Thousands of people are fleeing the looming battle. The people we’ve spoken to who fled the #Mosul assault are all sharing the same stories of fear + destruction. https://t.co/sWxmz1uRFD pic.twitter.com/hAF6WswqWx— UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) 18 octobre 2016 The head of Russia’s General Staff said on Wednesday that Moscow was concerned that militants holed up in Mosul might escape to Syria, saying they should be killed on the spot instead. “It’s essential not to chase the terrorists from one country to another but to destroy them on the spot,” Valery Gerasimov said in a statement.

Share on
Share on
Post on 
Share by

Recent related news

Turkey’s Erdogan says Iraq cannot handle Mosul assault alone | Reuters

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Iraq could not deal alone with...
Firstpost - India

Abandoned villages on road to Mosul rigged with tunnels and bombs | Reuters

By Babak Dehghanpisheh | SHEIKH AMIR, Iraq SHEIKH AMIR, Iraq A deep tunnel, booby trapped with an...
Firstpost - India

'Don't drag Ukip to the far right!' Farage rival Suzanne Evans enters the race to lead Ukip with fierce assault on 'toxic' front runner Raheem Kassam

'Don't drag Ukip to the far right!' Farage rival Suzanne Evans enters the race to lead Ukip with fierce assault on 'toxic' front runner Raheem KassamSuzanne Evans (pictured) was barred from the summer contest to replace Mr Farage after she was...
MailOnline - Front Page

Iraqi army drops leaflets over Mosul in preparation for offensive | Reuters

By Ahmed Rasheed | BAGHDAD BAGHDAD The Iraqi army dropped tens of thousands of leaflets over Mosul...
Firstpost - India

The Battle for Mosul Diverts the World's Attention Away from Aleppo

Defeating ISIS in Mosul will be in the interest of Sunni Arabs in general as much asit will be in the...
Huffington Post - World

Mosul offensive going faster than planned, Iraqi PM says | Reuters

By Stephen Kalin and Babak Dehghanpisheh | EAST AND NORTH OF MOSUL, Iraq EAST AND NORTH OF MOSUL,...
Firstpost - India

Exclusive – Islamic State crushes rebellion plot in Mosul as army closes in | Reuters

By Ahmed Rasheed | BAGHDAD BAGHDAD Islamic State has crushed a rebellion plot in Mosul, led by one of...
Firstpost - India

Video: Iraqi troops liberate Christian town of Bartella

The Golden Brigade, the anti-terrorist division of the Iraqi army has liberated Bartella, the First...
France 24 - Science

AT&T, Chicago Cubs and Mosul: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.
NYTimes.com - Front Page

You Might Like

Environmentally friendly: newsR is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2016 newsR / One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter