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West Mosul residents begin rebuilding their city Play

West Mosul residents begin rebuilding their city

Residents in West Mosul are rebuilding their lives after the victory over Isis. Hundreds of people are returning home after the city is back in government hands. Some decided to rebuild their destroyed houses and shops without waiting for help from the cash-strapped Iraqi government. Others are busy repairing streets, power lines and sewage systems. While many basic services are still missing, a makeshift restaurant has already opened up again. Aug 6, 2017
West Mosul residents begin rebuilding their city Play

West Mosul residents begin rebuilding their city

Residents in West Mosul are rebuilding their lives after the victory over Isis. Hundreds of people are returning home after the city is back in government hands. Some decided to rebuild their destroyed houses and shops without waiting for help from the cash-strapped Iraqi government. Others are busy repairing streets, power lines and sewage systems. While many basic services are still missing, a makeshift restaurant has already opened up again. Aug 6, 2017
Iraqi PM Haider al Abadi arrives in Mosul as victory is declared over Isis Play

Iraqi PM Haider al Abadi arrives in Mosul as victory is declared over Isis

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul to congratulate Iraqi forces for their victory against Isis. Iraqi security forces raised the national flag in the ruins of Mosuls Old City on July 9. The victory comes with a heavy toll on the Iraqi army with forces suffering 40% losses in the battle. Large parts of Mosul lie in ruins after eight months of fighting. Thousands of civilians were killed in clashes between Iraqi armed forces and Isis militants and more than one million of the citys inhabitants were displaced. Isis first seized Mosul in June 2014 and declared the beginning of an Islamic caliphate in its Old City. Jul 9, 2017
Iraqi forces free children trapped under rubble in Mosuls Old City Play

Iraqi forces free children trapped under rubble in Mosuls Old City

Iraqi forces rescued civilians, mostly children, from destroyed houses in Mosuls Old City. More than 20 civilians were pulled from the rubble of houses destroyed by fleeing ISIS militants. Footage of the Iraqi Federal Police shows officers giving water to rescued children. ISIS fighters vowed to fight to the death in the contested city. Iraqi soldiers already began celebrating what they expect to be an imminent victory. Jul 9, 2017
Mosul celebrates first Eid without ISIS in three years Play

Mosul celebrates first Eid without ISIS in three years

Mosul residents celebrated their first Muslim Eid holiday without Islamic State in three years on June 25, amid sadness over the destruction of their beloved leaning historic minaret and hope that the battle to take back the city will end in a few days. Jun 25, 2017
Historic Great Mosque of al-Nuri and al-Habda minaret in Mosul destroyed by Islamic State Play

Historic Great Mosque of al-Nuri and al-Habda minaret in Mosul destroyed by Islamic State

Islamic State militants have blown up the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul on June 21, along with its famous leaning al-Habda minaret, according to an Iraqi military statement.The Iraqi militarys media office distributed a picture taken from the air that appears to show the mosque and minaret flattened in the middle of the small houses of the Old City, the historic district where the militants are besieged.Iraqi officials had privately expressed the hope that the mosque could be captured in time for Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month. The first day of the Eid falls this year onJune 25 or 26 in Iraq. Jun 22, 2017
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Is ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead? (VIDEO)

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi security officials also suspect Baghdadi might be hiding in the desert spread across thousands of square miles between Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria. Jun 13, 2017
Iraqi girl is reunited with her family three years after Isis kidnapping Play

Iraqi girl is reunited with her family three years after Isis kidnapping

A girl has been reunited with her family after being kidnapped by Isis three years ago. Iraqi security forces freed the almost six-year-old Christina Abada in west Mosul. Christina was taken from her Iraqi Christian family by an Isis fighter in August 2014. The family had been round up with other Christians when the militants captured Mosul. For the last three years the parents only heard rumours Christina was still alive. The girl appeared well looked after and was even wearing gold earrings. She seemed overwhelmed by the crowd gathered to greet her. Jun 10, 2017