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A Family’s Return to Mosul

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Thousands have been returning to western Mosul after Iraqi forces pushed ISIS out of the city. The Salman family moves back amid risks and widespread damage to their neighborhood. They now hope to rebuild. NYT ...

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The battle for Mosul from behind the camera

PERPIGNAN, France: Finalists in one of photojournalism’s most prestigious awards competition came away with far more than pictures while covering the fight for Iraq’s Mosul, the longest urban battle since Stalingrad.“In all my life as a reporter, I’ve never had ...

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Mosul: Iraq’s second city and cultural jewel

BAGHDAD: Mosul, wrested from the Daesh jihadist group on July 10, is Iraq’s second city and one of its cultural jewels.The jihadists seized it in a lightning June 2014 offensive that humiliated Iraq’s security forces, who launched their massive operation ...

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‘Gates of hell’ — Tal Afar fighting worse than Mosul: Iraqi Army

BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces battling to retake the small town of Al-Ayadiya, where militants fleeing Tal Afar have entrenched themselves, said on Tuesday the fighting is “multiple times worse” than the battle for Mosul’s Old City.Hundreds of battle-hardened fighters were positioned ...

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'Gates of Hell': Iraqi army says fighting near Tal Afar worse than Mosul

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi forces battling to retake the small town of al-‘Ayadiya where militants fleeing Tal Afar have entrenched themselves, saying on Tuesday the fighting is “multiple times worse” than the battle for Mosul’s old city. Hundreds of battle-hardened ...

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Iraq begins battle to retake Tal Afar, Daesh bastion near Mosul: PM

IRBIL, Iraq: Iraqi security forces launched on Sunday an offensive to take back the city of Tal Afar, their next objective in the US-backed campaign to defeat Daesh militants, Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said.“You either surrender, or die,” Abadi said ...

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Revived After Mosul, Iraqi Forces Prepare to Battle ISIS in Tal Afar

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s security forces, which suffered huge casualties in the nine-month-long slog to take back the city of Mosul, are replenished enough to begin the fight for the Islamic State stronghold of Tal Afar — one of the last ...

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Pentagon Hopes to Declassify Hidden Threat in Mosul: ‘Dud’ U.S. Bombs

BAGHDAD — The Pentagon is seeking to declassify strike targets in Mosul where American bombs did not explode, Defense Department officials say. That information would be used as part of a long and potentially dangerous effort to make the city, ...

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