The Battle of Mosul (2016–2017) (Arabic: معركة الموصل , Ma’rakat al-Mawṣil; Sorani Kurdish: شەڕی مووسڵ , Şeriy Mûsil) was a major military campaign launched by the Iraqi Government forces with allied militias, the Kurdistan Regional Government, and international forces to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which had seized the city in June 2014.
The battle begins ===== – October 17, 2016: Iraqi forces launch the assault. It was in Mosul in July 2014 that Daesh supremo Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi made his only public appearance, to urge Muslims worldwide to move to the recently proclaimed so-called “caliphate” straddling Iraq and Syria.
• Feb. 19: Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announces the start of the battle for western Mosul, with Iraqi forces backed by coalition air power and close-in support from coalition advisers. • Feb. 24: Iraqi forces seize full control of Mosul airport and enter their first west Mosul neighborhood.
The battle for Mosul was a huge military operation to recapture Iraq’s second largest city from so-called Islamic State (IS). Mosul fell to IS in June 2014, with IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaiming the creation of a “caliphate” from its ancient and now destroyed Great Mosque of al-Nuri.
Iraqi forces advance towards Shura on the first day of the battle for Mosul. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Week one: multi-pronged attack begins. After one week, progress was made to the north, south and east of Mosul despite Isis using a variety of defensive tactics.
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A timeline of Mosul events. The Battle of Mosul. The Battle for Mosul was a battle fought during the Iraq War in 2004 for the capital of the Ninawa Governorate in northern Iraq that occurred
The Battle for Mosul was a battle fought during the Iraq War in 2004 for the capital of the Ninawa Governorate in northern Iraq that occurred concurrently to fighting in Fallujah.
The battle for Mosul: The beginning of the end. As Iraqi forces look to regain control of Mosul, both sides are choosing their tactics with an eye to the future.