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Pet pigeons take flight in Iraq's Mosul as militants retreat

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:09:37 GMT2017-01-24T06:09:37Z

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- For the first time in over two years, flocks of white and grey pigeons can be seen circling Mosul's rooftops....

Iraq premier orders probe into violations by troops in Mosul

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:48:27 GMT2017-01-23T19:48:27Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's prime minister on Monday ordered an investigation into violations of human rights and other abuses purportedly committed by government troops and paramilitary forces battling the Islamic State group to retake the city of Mosul....

Iraqi forces eye tougher fight in Mosul's west

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:58:47 GMT2017-01-21T19:58:47Z

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- A crowd of Iraqi officers looked out at the Tigris River Friday from a balcony of Mosul's Nineveh International hotel. Just over three months ago, the men were some 45 kilometers (28 miles) away in a cluster of desert villages on the edge of Nineveh plain....

Iraqi PM wants full disclosure about 2003 US-led invasion

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:01:32 GMT2017-01-18T13:01:32Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's prime minister is demanding full disclosure about events surrounding the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq....

Civilian casualties mount as Iraqi forces advance in Mosul

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:58:54 GMT2017-01-16T07:58:54Z

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- The mortar attack that left Um Yousef blind in one eye and killed two of her children came on the same day that Iraqi forces retook her neighborhood in eastern Mosul from the Islamic State group....