Iraqi forces seize Mosul district; UN flags chemical weapons fears

Iraqi forces seize Mosul district; UN flags chemical weapons fears

Iraqi special forces said they pushed deeper into Mosul on Friday despite heavy resistance from Islamic State militants using civilians as cover, and were holding half a dozen city neighbourhoods seized in the last 10 days. The elite Counter Terrorism Service troops broke through Islamic State group defence lines to enter the city early last […]

Libya government forces seize key sector of IS group stronghold

Libya government forces seize key sector of IS group stronghold

Libyan pro-unity government forces said they seized a key central district of the Islamic State jihadist group’s coastal bastion of Sirte on Friday. Fighters allied to the Government of National Accord took control of a residential area called the “700 housing units” near Ibn Sina hospital and the city’s Ouagadougou conference centre, the GNA’s forces […]