Iraqi militiamen battle IS southwest of Mosul
Iraqi paramilitary forces battled the Islamic State group southwest of Mosul on Sunday, the second day of an operation to cut jihadist supply lines between the city and neighbouring Syria.
Iraq forces launch operation to cut Mosul off from Syria
Iraqi paramilitary forces launched an operation Saturday to retake Tal Afar from the Islamic State group, opening a new front in the nearly two-week-old offensive to recapture jihadist-held Mosul.
Jihadists 'shave beards' as pressure builds on Mosul
Islamic State group fighters were shaving their beards and changing hideouts in Mosul, residents said, as Iraqi forces moved ever closer to the city Wednesday and civilians fled in growing numbers.
UN says wave of IS atrocities reported near Mosul
The UN said Tuesday it had received reports of dozens of execution-type killings by the Islamic State group (IS), including the slaying of 50 former police officers, as Iraqi troops close in on Mosul.