Northern Iraq News
Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul After 2-Week Offensive, Heavy Fighting
In a fresh assault on the ISIS stronghold of Mosul, Iraqi special forces fought their way into the city at daybreak this morning under heavy fire. Iraqi special forces commander, Abdul Ghani al Assadi tells ABC News his troops have entered the city limits and are fighting to isolate the eastern
Mountainside Monastery a Sanctuary From the Battle for Mosul
Nestled into the side of Mount Alfaf, the imposing Mar Mattai monastery looks down onto the barren valley of the Nineveh plain. On a clear day, the monks who live here can see the lights from Mosul 15 miles away. But these days, the sky is hazy with smoke from oil well fires set by ISIS and the
Satellite Images Show Sulfur Dioxide Plume Moving Across Iraq
New images released by NASA show a dangerous sulfur plume moving across northern Iraq in the wake of the battle to retake Mosul. As the Iraq military announced its operation to capture Mosul, which has been under ISIS control for over two years, ISIS set fire to the Al-Mishraq sulfur plant and
Mosul's Humanitarian Crisis
As Iraqi fighters battle to reclaim Mosul from Isis militants, civilians seek refuge from the war-torn city.
US Defense Secretary Speaks Out on Mosul
Secretary Ash Carter tells ABC News' Martha Raddatz the battle to reclaim the ISIS stronghold of Mosul is going according to plan.
Fight to Recapture Mosul From ISIS Remains Complex Operation
campaign trail. Tom. Iraqi forces closing in on mosul facing fierce opposition from ISIS. A senior U.S. Official called it a complex endeavor expected to last for months. ABC's Martha Raddatz near mosul with the very latest. Reporter: Good morning, Paula and Tom. From northern Iraq, this attack on
American Service Member Dies in Northern Iraq in Offensive Against ISIS
An American service member died today from wounds sustained in an IED explosion in northern Iraq , the U.S. military said. "On Oct. 20, 2016, a U.S. service member died from wounds sustained in an improvised explosive device blast in northern Iraq. Further information will be released as
ISIS Strikes Iraqi City of Kirkuk in Daring Pre-Dawn Assault
ISIS suicide bombers and gunmen attacked several key targets in and around the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq on Friday, in a daring pre-dawn assault that is testing the Iraqi security forces' ability to respond on multiple fronts as the government concentrates its efforts on seizing the city of
First American Service Member Killed in Deadly IED Attack in Northern Iraq Since Battle for Mosul Began
Lt Gen. Stephen Townsend says ISIS is, "very creative, cunning and very adaptable and will likely use human shields in Mosul."