EghtesadOnline: With Islamic State all but ejected from one if its former capitals and surrounded in the other, members of a 72-nation coalition meet in Washington this week to try to ensure the battlefield victories do not, once again, evaporate amid new sectarian strife.
EghtesadOnline: Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said on Sunday that liberation of Mosul has its roots in leadership of religious figures, wisdom of Iraqi government and courage of Iraqi army and volunteer forces.
EghtesadOnline: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message on Sunday congratulated the Iraqi people and government on liberation of Mosul.
EghtesadOnline: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi traveled to Mosul to declare it liberated from Islamic State, three years after the city’s abrupt fall to the jihadists alerted the world to the group’s growing strength, territorial ambitions and barbarity.
EghtesadOnline: Three years after Mosul’s abrupt fall to jihadists alerted the world to Islamic State’s growing strength, territorial ambitions and barbarity, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi traveled to the city to declare it liberated once more.
EghtesadOnline: Iraqi commanders said Saturday their forces are "tens of meters" away from defeating the Islamic State group in Mosul, a day after a major counterattack by the militants.
EghtesadOnline: Islamic State fighters were battling to hold on to the last few streets under their control in the Old City of Mosul on Monday, making a doomed last stand in their former Iraqi stronghold.
EghtesadOnline: Iraqis prepared on Sunday to celebrate an expected victory over Islamic State in Mosul, just blocks away from battles raging in the last few districts where the militants are dug in.
EghtesadOnline: Iraqi forces said they were about to complete the encirclement of Islamic State's stronghold in the Old City of Mosul, after taking control of a neighboring district on Thursday.
EghtesadOnline: More than 100 Islamic State militants launched a counterattack in Mosul on Wednesday, killing 11 Federal Police and four civilians in clashes that were still underway, Iraqi security officials said.