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Iraqi citizens who fled the fighting between the Islamic State militants and the Iraqi forces, walk in front of destroyed houses on their way to receive aid supplies and clothes, in the Samah front line neighborhood, in Mosul, Iraq, Nov. 28, 2016. The offensive to free Mosul of Islamic State militants is now in its second month, and progress has slowed as troops try to avoid mass civilian casualties. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

U.N. Estimates 300,000 Civilians Displaced by Battle of Mosul

The good news from the latest report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is that 94,500 Iraqis have returned to their homes in the besieged city of Mosul. The bad news is that 392,000 of them left, producing a net refugee crisis of some 300,000 displaced civilians.

Kurdish Peshmerga forces keep watch in a village east of Mosul, Iraq, May 29, 2016. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Top U.S. General: ‘We Have Not Relaxed the Rules of Engagement’ in Mosul

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. military has not “relaxed” the rules of engagement (ROE) put in place to avoid civilian casualties in the ongoing fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), commonly known for using the home of innocent people as shelter and the inhabitants as shields, the top American commander in the region told lawmakers.

Jihadists Celebrates 65-Year-Old Iraqi Suicide Bomber

The Islamic State’s latest golden boy is a 65-year-old Iraqi suicide bomber who attacked Iraqi troops in Mosul, where the Iraqi army, supported by the US-led international coalition, is making last-ditch efforts to liberate from IS.