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Battle For Mosul Begins Oct. 16, 2016 Documenting Now

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posted on Jun, 27 2017 @ 07:54 PM
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Situation map update. Looks like they plan on cutting off one section after meeting up in the middle. Good tactic.


Iraqi Army begins big offensive in Mosul to defeat ISIS for good – Map update
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – Over the past 24 hours, the Iraqi Army has initiated a remarkable pincer offensive in the largely ISIS-held Old City neighborhood of Mosul, ultimately looking to cut the tiny Islamic State pocket in two by joining forces at the Al-Sa’ah Roundabout, a key junction in the heart of the densely populated district.

With rapid gains finally underway through the narrow streets of the Old City, Iraqi troops also captured around a dozen homemade rocket launchers and a makeshift field hospital where significant batches of pain killers were recovered:

Notably, recent government gains have secured large stretches of the main roads in the Old City; in turn, civilians are able to escape more easily through the humanitarian corridors that are vital to reduce collateral damage.

In a related event, two ISIS sleeper cells opened fire on police officers in the Al-Jazar district (liberated over six months ago) on the eastern bank of the Tigris River on Monday. However, the assailants were hunted down by shop owners and local residents who beat them to death before security forces managed to interfere.




posted on Jun, 29 2017 @ 07:05 PM
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Old city now more than 50% under government control, daesh is nearly history in Mosul.



#Iraq Federal Police Units freed 30 civilians including 20 kids among the 5 #Yazidi in #Mosul old city, they were held hostages by #ISIS.



!!Graphic Images!!
#Iraqi forces killed two #ISIS suicide bomber wearing federal police in Nabi Younis district in East #Mosul.



#Iraqi forces displayed explosive vest, IEDs & weapon suppressor belonging to 5 #ISIS militants that tried to swim from west to east #Mosul.



#Iraq Federal Police units found a #ISIS weapon storage in #Mosul Old City, some of the IEDs had chlorine gas.



IMPORTANT: Peshmerga filming 7 American helicopters landing in Da'ish-held territory in #Iraq's Hawijah region. Chinook guarded by Apaches.


Peshmerga units in the area say they had no prior knowledge of any US ops that were supposed to take place near Hawijah that day. Hmm.
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posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 12:56 AM
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Civilians going to an fro as the General is honored for his leadership at the former site of 900 year old al-Noori(Nuri) mosque destroyed by ISIS. Gunfire and shelling can continue to be heard in background.


The Diwaniyah Brigade honors the team leader Abdul Wahab Al-Saadi at the Victory site of the Great Mosque of Nuri
لواء الديوانية يكرم الفريق الركن عبد الوهاب الساعدي في موقع النصر بجامع النوري الكبير
I see the general is making appearances closer to the fighting.

google translated
The Mosulis were accompanied by anti-terrorist factions during the advance in the Nabi Zarzis area of Old Mosul
الموصلية ترافق الساعدي وقطعات مكافحة الارهاب خلال التقدم في منطقة النبي جرجيس بالموصل القديمة

I don't really understand this translation, probably screwed up. Its happening in Mosul Old City though, in some particular district. Perhaps they succeeded taking down their target?? Seems like return fire stopped??


Mosuliyah documenting the monitoring and killing of one of the elements advocated by the Diyala Special Operations Regiment II
الموصلية توثق عملية رصد و قتل أحد عناصر داعش من قبل فوج ديالى التابع للعمليات الخاصة الثانية


June 30,

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posted on Jul, 2 2017 @ 01:23 AM
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Very very close. It certainly looking like a July timeline for full liberation, although the forces are pretty much already calling mission accomplished official.
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#Mosul Daily Update 1/2
•CTS closing fast on Tigris R
•IFP battle IS pockets in Bab Laksh, Bab al-Jadid
•9thAD(+) slowly adv along riverbank
•Unconf: west end of Old Bridge retaken
•OIR air/arty in/nr city: 4 stks, 40 tgts (36 pri)
•US advisors deep in city



posted on Jul, 3 2017 @ 04:00 PM
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This operation will be complete in matter of days. Government forces are clearing the last few blocks, fighting with snipers.


I just uploaded these videos from yesterday. I put it together from two clips on Haidar Sumeri twitter feed, and uploaded to youtube.

Driving through the ruins of Old Mosul and then a clash between Iraqi forces and ISIS in the Old City somewhere along the Tigris river bank.

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posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 02:30 AM
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These maniacs rebuilt the turret of a tank into a semi trailer in an effort to transport their fire power in a more discreet fashion. Not sure what type of tank they salvaged for this.



posted on Jul, 9 2017 @ 12:35 PM
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So there has been official declaration of full liberation, but it has come at a staggering cost. Mosul looks like it was ground zero for the apocalypse.


We thank the Iraqi people for their heavy sacrifice in liberating their lands from one of the most horrific scourges of our time, the global plague known as Daesh or commonly referred to as ISIS. There is still much and in Western Iraq to be taken back from them, but now is time to rebuild the city and give the citizens their lives back!

May God show mercy for all those who committed themselves to the cause over the course of the last nine months and made the ultimate sacrifices necessary to give this community back to the people. Farewell, this thread is finally done.



posted on Aug, 6 2017 @ 04:36 PM
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You've committed a lot of work to the thread
Seen a lot of blood. It was going on and on even when it seemed that no one cares.
Just like the war.
Iraqis will long remember how it was to live under true sharia for a while. People will honor their freedoms more.

I wanted to say thanks before finaly closing it.
edit on 6/8/2017 by PapagiorgioCZ because: peace

edit on 6/8/2017 by PapagiorgioCZ because: le grammar



posted on Aug, 7 2017 @ 06:22 PM
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I appreciate that. It was a pet project for myself to be able to document a little bit as this battle raged on in real time. I thought about continuing to update with the progress they are making in rebuilding. One of their Universities is open again and tens of thousands of grade schoolers are able to get their education safely again. No victory is more sweet than the opportunity for children to be able to learn in a safe environment again.




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