30 Aug '16, 4pm

Islamic State destruction of Iraqi base could hinder Mosul operation

Islamic State destruction of Iraqi base could hinder Mosul operation

Related Islamic State buried thousands in 72 mass graves Nearly every area freed from IS control has unmasked new mass graves, like one found by the sports stadium in the Iraqi city of Ramadi. Many of the graves themselves are easy enough to find, most covered with just a thin coating of earth. Oil wells south of Mosul burn days after key town retaken The skies above this small northern Iraqi town are black with smoke and ash rains down from around a half dozen oil wells that Islamic State group fighters set ablaze as Iraqi troops moved in to retake Qayara last week. Down another key minister, Iraq continues Mosul push Iraq's security forces continue to gear up for a long-awaited operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul. But they will be doing so without the minister of defense who has presided over most of the military's recent successes against IS. Battle...

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