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Battle For Mosul Begins Oct. 16, 2016 Documenting Now

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posted on Jan, 10 2017 @ 02:25 PM
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from the turn of the New Year. Iraqi Special forces fighting with ISIS in the streets while trying to evacuate civilians. Hopefully all went well that day.


Here they examine the aftermath of a victory, with the eliminated enemy combatants they encountered.
Graphic content,viewer discretion is advised





posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 12:13 PM
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I almost gave up, as many of the videos I add just get deleted later. But I will keep trying. It took 100 days to cement control of Eastern Mosul, and the coalition forces are preparing to take West Mosul now.


Also US forces allegedly hit a Daesh command center.



posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 12:28 PM
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Looks like Daes attempted a surprise night attack against the PMU, but are met with a surprise counter attack, thanks in part to the thermal imaging giving a clear view of the approaching militants. Check out the GUI on board their vehicle, seems simple enough in English.


IRAQ PMU Thermal Camera Footage Hunting ISIS West of Mosul
Published on Feb 18, 2017

Published on Feb 18, 2017
The Popular Mobilization Units(P.M.U)[Or «Hashd al-Shaabi» in Arabic] from kata'ib Hezbollah Thermal-camera Battle-Footage against the so-called Islamic State fighters in West of Mosul near Tal-Afar...



Iraqi Day 🇮🇶 ‏@iraqi_day 4h4 hours ago

#ISIS bodies filled the desert after #PMU successfully repelled attack on west Tal Afar #Mosul. #Iraq
Old PMU man "do not harm the bodies"





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posted on Feb, 18 2017 @ 07:00 PM
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This video covers some of the activities I missed covering during the month of February.



posted on Mar, 1 2017 @ 03:44 PM
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Here are some of the latest updates out of Mosul as coalition forces move into Western Mosul.
Iraqis gain full control of Mosul Airport


Internally Displaced Peoples escape fighting in Mosul, hunker down in refugee shelters.

IDP's and Al-Jazeera embed with Iraqi forces

Food Distribution in West of city

Recent fighting from the last two days or so.


This is some intense fighting in Eastern Mosul around a month ago. I never got around to posting it.

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posted on Mar, 8 2017 @ 08:37 AM
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Some updates from the Mosul front. In usual fashion from R & U video, they try to present views from both sides of the conflict. The first couple of minutes shows Daesh fighters in a shambled neighborhood block in West Mosul, a deceased Iraqi soldier in view. Moves on to Iraqi forces engaged in combat as well as some of them speaking about the presence of Saudi license plates found in a VBIED shop.



posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 11:07 AM
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Some updates. RT Spanish embed with 360º camera inspecting Mosul Museum while mortars and outside.

Helicopters patrol around a compound surrounded by Iraqi PMU, then some mortar attacks on the enemy and finally pushing through the rubble and trenches into another neighborhood.

Daesh fighters are completely surrounded but are fighting to the death with no intention of surrender.



Reports of collateral damage from coalition air strikes are likely a result of Iraqi airforce lack of restraint when targeting their enemies among the city.


Civilians being rescued and assisted with evacuation in West Mosul.

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posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 11:31 AM
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with more than half of Western Mosul now under coalition control, the city should be fully liberated by the end of the month, if not next week



Meanwhile, life is getting back to normal in the Eastern block of the city.


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posted on Mar, 19 2017 @ 12:56 AM
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Mosul residents flee the city with dead bodies of loved ones


Civilians continue to suffer in the war to drive ISIS from Iraq. On Thursday, family members fled the city, bringing with them the bodies of at least 21 allegedly killed in an airstrike targeting ISIS in west Mosul earlier this week.

“They were pulled from the rubble. Twenty-one bodies, women and children. Even a baby of just six months,” Ziad Khalaf told AFP, pulling a cart bearing the bodies of members of his family.

“They were human shields for the jihadists.”

He and others tried to retrieve the bodies but came under fire from ISIS militants. They had to wait until the neighbourhood was retaken by Iraqi security forces before being able to dig through the rubble and find their loved ones.

“War Diary” project | Mosul, Iraq | March 15th - 16th 2017

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posted on Mar, 19 2017 @ 01:55 AM
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posted on Mar, 23 2017 @ 04:17 PM
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Some recent happenings.





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posted on Mar, 26 2017 @ 11:34 PM
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Here are some recent street battles between ISIS and Iraqi forces. Its really really #ed up over there right now is about all I can say. Imagine being the poor bastards between the buildings that are just hoping not to catch a stray bullet, or rocket, or mortar, or air strike. Hopefully everyone not fighting in the area has left.



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 05:47 AM
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What a great thread. Commenting because that is the way I know I can get back to it quickly (is there an easier way?).

Also, this detailing a war that precedes the great reordering of the life we all know is buried miles away from the front pages of the website whilst another dozen arguments about Clinton and Trump take up most of the top spots!!!



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 01:42 PM
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Thank you, you could also hit the subscribe button next to the heart at the top right of the thread.

Iraqi forces are continuing their advance into the old city, with the expected resistance from un-Islamic State.



Using ISIS tactics against them, the Iraqi police are now attaching mortar shells to their quadcopter drones and dropping them from above. Good improvisation


Here is a dick move by Daesh, they strapped a bomb vest on a mentally ill man and ordered him to go towards Iraqi soldiers positions, but the police snipers refuse to shoot him understanding the situation, and convince him to retreat while ISIS bastards continue to yell at him to move forward. Total douchebaggery!

ISIS propaganda claims that a local hospital is frequently attacked by coalition forces, but if they are using it, does that not make it a valid target?? The following video does have graphic content at the end, but its probably going to get pulled within a day anyways since its an ISIS report.



posted on Apr, 1 2017 @ 02:09 PM
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Iraqi PMU take out an ISIS PC with an Iranian made TOW missile.



posted on Apr, 10 2017 @ 01:18 AM
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Astonishing! I think we have done it, the Iraqis have broken the back of ISIS, Mosul is nearly completely free.
Hundreds of ISIS fighters surrendering to Iraqi forces to be tried justly

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — As many as 200 ISIS fighters have defected from battlefields, many of whom the group heavily relied on as it has lost large segments of territory in the western side of Mosul, will face judges, according to Iraqi officials.

“A large number of ISIS militants have surrendered to the security forces and it is ongoing,” said Najim al-Jabouri, the commander of the Nineveh Operations Command, adding that “Upon the request of the surrendering militants, the general commander of the armed forces has guaranteed the militants that they will be tried just and their lives will be protected until the court has issued their verdicts per their crimes.”

Militants who withdraw from the battles will not end up executed by Iraqi forces, Jabouri said, adding that they are seen as Iraqis.


We also got the Iraqi Rapid Response Forces moving forward while under fire. I assume Rapid Response are the guys who carry forward momentum to the enemy, eliminating stalemates where the regular guys just shoot across the street with them for a week.


More urban combat in the heart of Mosul


The following is from the first week of April around Mosul



posted on Apr, 10 2017 @ 02:16 AM
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Someone named Mark Iraq brings us raw footage traveling through the city. They interview citizens, check over some aftermath of enemy fighters, as well as heavy firefights.





posted on May, 21 2017 @ 10:12 AM
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This video details just how sophisticated the dogs of ISIS in Mosul have become.

Video depicts battle of Mosul shown from ISIS’ perspective

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:10 A.M.) – The latest lengthy Islamic State propaganda video shows the battle for Mosul and the extensive use of suicide bombers, drones and booby traps in urban clashes said to be comparable only to World War II.

The video features foreign fighters, homemade rockets, ammunition factories, snipers, collapsed buildings, civilian casualties, dead Iraqi troops, destroyed Humvees, and advanced technology such as mines on remote-controlled wheels and self-shooting weaponry.

Although, Mosul is very close to being purged of Daesh, they are forcing Iraqi forces and the civilians there to pay a very heavy toll to do so.

Iraqi Army closes in on complete Mosul victory as ISIS clings on to last three districts

Effectively, the Islamic State now controls merely three districts in Mosul city; namely the Al-Shafaa, Al-Zinjiji, and Old City neighborhoods. These ISIS-held areas are centered along three bridges on the western bank of the Tigris River.
The Old City district is nevertheless the most densely populated neighborhood across Mosul and houses the Al-Nouri mosque where ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi declared the caliphate in 2014. Unfortunately for government troops, it is also composed of small buildings and narrow streets that favor ISIS-style guerrila warfare.

A few isolated sniper nests are still scattered elsewhere while Iraqi sappers constantly endanger themselves by having to deal with booby traps and mines in liberated residential areas.

With the seasoned 9th Division and 15th Division of the Iraqi Army already departed for duties elsewhere, the final mopping-up operations in Mosul are left to the Rapid Response Division and Iraqi Federal Police to deal with.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 10:41 AM
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Published on May 22, 2017

Iraqi security forces defended the front line of Mosul's old city from Islamic State militants on Monday morning.

Lieutenant Colonel Hussin Zegit Lazim and his troops set up sniper positions as well as trenches, from which they fired positions held by members of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) with mortars, humvees and assault rifles.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 03:21 PM
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In this video from May 17 2017, an Iraqi soldier is protecting his comrades by driving his armored bulldozer into the path of a VBIED kamikaze and blocking its route. It appears he may have made a sacrifice in doing so. True courage to save your fellow serviceman this way.


This video shows some of the heavy fighting and encounters from around the 20th of May.

Published on May 20, 2017
ISIS is launching a night time attack on Iraq's Brigade 36 in the Illea area around Mosul.
Iraq's soldiers counter the offensive, but they know this will not be the last time.
Iraq's cavalry are equipped with tanks to bring the fight to the enemy.
A Yezidi interpreter named Shahin who had worked with Americans is shot by ISIS snipers.
While near the frontlines he rescued a mother and a daughter.
He is evacuated to safety, but died 10 days after sustaining his wounds.
Iraqi commanders are describing this fighting as the toughest they've experienced.

This next one is a mass casualty medical event in Mosul. The situation escalates quickly.



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