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Iraqi officer seeks vengeance in Mosul, where killings mount

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:14:17 GMT2017-07-19T11:14:17Z

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- For one Iraqi lieutenant, the fight against the Islamic State group in Mosul has been a slow, methodical quest for revenge. For three years, he has hunted for two IS militants from his village who he believes killed his father. Along the way, he has shot to death detained militants after interrogating them, he acknowledges unapologetically....



Iraqi PM: Rights violations in Mosul were 'individual acts'

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:35:02 GMT2017-07-19T10:35:02Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces committed human rights violations during the battle to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group, the country's prime minister acknowledged, but insisted that these were "individual acts" for which the perpetrators would be punished....



Iraqis hold suspected militants in cramped, stifling prison

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:05:12 GMT2017-07-18T20:05:12Z

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Hundreds of suspected Islamic State members swept up by Iraqi forces in Mosul are being held in a cramped and stifling prison just outside the city....



AP PHOTOS: Drone captures Mosul's destruction from above

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 19:37:50 GMT2017-07-14T19:37:50Z

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- For centuries, Mosul's Old City stood as neighborhood of densely built alleyways, homes facing each other across narrow and winding lanes. Now holes have been punched in that historic fabric with houses reduced to rubble....



Liberation from militants leaves devastation in Mosul

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 19:21:26 GMT2017-07-14T19:21:26Z

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- There was a smell of death in Mosul's Old City when Ayman Hashem came back this week to see what happened to his home. His neighborhood was unrecognizable....



The Latest: Iraq investigating after images of Mosul abuses

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:15:44 GMT2017-07-13T20:15:44Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on the situation following the declaration of full victory over the Islamic State group in Mosul (all times local):...



Iraq plans to offer new exploration rights for oil, gas

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:20:42 GMT2017-07-12T09:20:42Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq says it will offer new oil and gas exploration rights as it looks to boost energy revenues to fund its war against the Islamic State group and shore up its finances amid low oil prices....



By the numbers: The fight against Islamic State in Iraq

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:55:52 GMT2017-07-10T17:55:52Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Here are some statistics that illustrate the scope of the fight that wrested the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group and the legacy of the wider war against the militants....



5 Things to know about Iraq's Mosul

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:36:09 GMT2017-07-10T17:36:09Z

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's prime minister declared victory over the Islamic State group in Mosul after more than eight months of some of the toughest fighting Iraqi forces have faced in the more than 3-year-old war against the extremists....