Gulf Elites on Social Media Hesitates to Celebrate Islamic State Defeat In Mosul

TEL AVIV — The defeat of the Islamic State in Mosul has led to an extensive online discussion among Arab media figures and the Iraqi public, with most objecting to the term “victory” and claiming that destruction and sectarian fracturing are the main results of the fight against the Islamic State group.

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Iraq: PM Visits Mosul to Celebrate Liberation from Islamic State

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi appeared in Mosul on Sunday to congratulate his troops for driving the Islamic State from its onetime regional capital. Fighting against the last ISIS holdouts continues in several sectors of the city but, according to the Iraqis, the Battle of Mosul has effectively concluded.

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, center right, shakes hands with Lieutenant General Raid Shaker Jawlat, center left, the commander of Iraqi federal police upon his arrival in Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, July 9, 2017. Backed by the U.S.-led coalition, Iraq launched the operation to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants in …

Islamic State Struggles to Hold Mosul with Diversionary Attacks

The Islamic State killed several people, including two Iraqi journalists, in an attack on the village of Imam Gharbi from Wednesday to Friday. The attack has been described by analysts as a diversion to draw Iraqi troops away from Mosul, where the Islamic State’s capital in Iraq is on the verge of falling.

Iraqi soldiers pose with the Islamic State flag along a street of the town of al-Shura, which was recaptured from Islamic State (IS) on Saturday, south of Mosul, Iraq October 30, 2016. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Iraqi General: Mosul Battle to End ‘Within Days’

A senior Iraqi general has said that the city of Mosul will be liberated from the Islamic State “within days” as counterterrorism units close in on the group’s few remaining strongholds, three years after the terror organization declared a “caliphate” in Syria and Iraq.

Iraqi Federal Police officers observe as air and ground strikes hit the town of Shura, some 30 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. Iraqi troops approaching Mosul from the south advanced into Shura on Saturday after a wave of US led airstrikes and artillery shelling against Islamic …

7 Qatari Aid Agency Workers Arrested in Iraq for Mass Poisoning at Refugee Camp

Law enforcement from the capital of the autonomous Kurdish Region in northern Iraq has arrested at least seven aid workers from a Qatari charity group in connection with a mass poisoning incident at a camp for displaced residents of Mosul that has made about 800 people sick and may have killed two others.

In this frame grab from video, a man comforts his daughter as a doctor treats her after she was taken ill with suspected food poisoning in the Hassan Sham U2 camp for displaced people located about 20 kilometers (13 miles) east of Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Iraq’s health …

Iraqi Vigilante Group Executes Suspected Islamic State Members

A vigilante group in Iraq calling itself the Hammam al-Alil Revolution is hunting down and killing suspect Islamic State members. Eleven of their victims have been found on the side of a road 20 miles from Mosul, blindfolded and shot execution-style.

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