ISIS has blown up Mosul’s Grand al Nuri Mosque, where the terrorist group’s leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi announced the formation of a so-called caliphate after capturing the northern city in 2014.
Iraqi govt troops recaptured a mosque in western Mosul’s Old City and killed a senior Islamic State leader, Abu Bakr al-Masri. He was a senior military commander at Bab al-Jadeed neighborhood.
The European Union may send a new security mission to help stabilise Iraq after the expected recapture of Mosul from ISIS.
The United Nations human rights chief says the ISIS executed 163 civilians last week to prevent them from fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul, where the army is leading a counterterrorism operation.
Dozens of civilians were killed in fresh airstrikes targeting a district in Mosul’s Old City on Tuesday, as Iraqi forces press on to recapture the neighbourhood from ISIS group control.
According to the sources, Iraqi forces launched new attack on ISIS positions in Western Mosul.
The ISIS terrorists launched chemical attack in Mosul city for the 8th time in the recent months, hitting Iraqi soldiers and civilians.
ISIS terrorists have reportedly used mustard gas against the Iraqi army unit with US and Australian advisers, leaving over 20 servicemen injured, media reports said.
The US-led international coalition has conducted 14 airstrikes against the ISIS in Syria and Iraq during the past 24 hours.
The Islamic State’s propaganda wing alleged on Thursday that 9,100 Iraqi soldiers had been killed in a six month period in Mosul.