Iraqi forces enter jihadist-held Mosul, military says

Iraqi forces enter jihadist-held Mosul, military says

Iraqi forces fought their way into jihadist-held Mosul on Tuesday as a top commander said the “true liberation” of the city from the Islamic State group had begun. Just over two weeks into the massive offensive to retake Mosul — IS’s last major stronghold in Iraq — the army said its forces had managed to […]

Peshmerga will not enter Mosul’, Kurdish Iraqi minister tells FRANCE 24

Peshmerga will not enter Mosul’, Kurdish Iraqi minister tells FRANCE 24

Kurdish peshmerga troops will not enter Mosul if allied forces battling the Islamic State (IS) group recapture the northern Iraqi city, Falah Mustafa Bakir, the foreign minister of Iraqi Kurdistan told FRANCE 24. The pledge is significant, since Baghdad is concerned that the Kurdish peshmerga might seize parts of Mosul, which would give them more […]