Mosul Update

Joint Statement by the Foreign Ministers of France and Germany on the stabilisation of Mosul

For France and Germany, the liberation of Mosul offers hope for a united, democratic and secure Iraq. The defeat of IS in Mosul represents a unique opportunity to rebuild the country and to work towards achieving national reconciliation.

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Global Coalition statement on the Liberation of Mosul

The Coalition welcomes Prime Minister al-Abadi’s announcement of Iraq’s victory in Mosul and we congratulate the Iraqi Security Forces on their remarkable progress in defeating Daesh.

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Iraqi Security Forces Liberate Mosul – Combined Joint Task Force statement

The Coalition welcomes Prime Minister al-Abadi’s announcement of Iraq’s victory in Mosul and we congratulate the Iraqi Security Forces on their remarkable progress against ISIS while making extraordinary efforts to safeguard civilian lives.

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Western Mosul Operational Update – 20th Feb

Western Mosul Operational Update as of close Monday Feb 20th – courtesy of the War Media Cell of the Iraqi Armed Forces

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Western Mosul Operational Update – 19th February

Western Mosul Operational Update as of close Sunday Feb 19th – courtesy of the War Media Cell of the Iraqi Armed Forces

1. Federal Police and Emergency Response…

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Life returns to Mosul neighborhoods freed from IS

On a street just off the main road leading to the last neighborhoods in eastern Mosul still under “Islamic State” (IS) control, people throng around produce-laden handcarts. Mortar rounds come crashing into the area with alarming frequency, exploding with a sharp, dry bang. The insurgents have made a habit of bombarding areas no longer under their control and consider anyone who failed to retreat with them infidels worthy of death. The shoppers pay no heed as they stock up at the market. Fruit, vegetables, eggs and cooking gas feature prominently on the shopping list: cheap essentials for the city’s cash-strapped inhabitants.

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PM Abadi Announcement as Iraqi Forces Close to Liberating East Mosul

See below a statement from the Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi, as Iraqi forces are now close to liberating East Mosul.

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Inside newly-liberated Mosul University, remnants of Islamic State ‘last stand’ and makeshift chemical weapons factory

Shattered glass lay strewn across the room and streaks of blood marked the floor where several Isil fighters had recently fought to the death.

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Iraqi’s Air Drop ‘Letters to Mosul’

On the 22nd December, the Iraqi air force dropped millions of letters over Mosul, with messages from fellow Iraqis of love and support. Read on to find out more about the operation, the lead up to it, and samples of some of the letters.

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Extra money for demining operations in Mosul

Once the Iraqi city of Mosul has been liberated, its displaced inhabitants must be able to return safely to their homes. This will only be possible if the many explosives that have been placed there by ISIS are cleared as soon as possible. To this end the Netherlands is setting aside an extra €1 million for de-mining operations in Mosul.

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Joint Statement by the Small Group of the Global Coalition

The Small Group of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL (Da’esh) met today in Berlin at the invitation of Ambassador Sabine Sparwasser of the Federal Republic of Germany and U.S. Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk to review the progress of our collective effort to liberate Mosul and to build momentum towards the isolation and liberation of Raqqa.

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As the Mosul battle commences, Daesh is pressed in Syria – Life Under Daesh

With the loss of the theologically significant city of Dabiq, Daesh forces began to withdraw from al-Bab City with remaining garrison forces coming under significant military pressure.

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