Sunday, May 07, 2017

Mosul, just one part of the ongoing Iraq War

Day 200 of The Mosul Slog.

map update. Green= completely liberated. Orange= frontline clashes. White= control.

The map hasn't changed much.

200 days.

It also doesn't factor in reports of the Islamic State seizing territory today.

of the battles where retook some place from the forces today in western .

NRT reports, "The Iraqi military said on Saturday (May 6) that the Musherfa district had been fully retaken, but officers told Reuters on Sunday there was still fighting in the district while smoke could still be seen rising over the area."

Displacement continues as battles intensify. Images from al-Mshirfa village in western .

Mosul is not the only site where the Iraq War continues.

Bodies of Iraqi Soldiers are retrieved from the base near Rutba few days ago after ISIS attack killed 11 Border Forces. via Military Source

That's in Anbar Province.

There's also Kirkuk.  RT reports:

An Islamic State suicide bomber carried out an attack on a base hosting US military advisors in Iraq’s Kirkuk province early on Sunday, reportedly leaving at least two people dead and six wounded.
The K1 base near the town of Hawija, which has been controlled by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) since 2014, was assaulted by five militants at around 2:45am local time, Kurdistan 24 reported.

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