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UN: If Confirmed, Chemical Attacks in Mosul a War Crime

IRBIL, Iraq – The United Nations warned that the alleged use of chemical weapons in Mosul, if confirmed, would be a war crime and a serious violation of international humanitarian law, according to a statement released Saturday.

MOSUL, IRAQ - NOVEMBER 7: Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government's peshmerga forces attend the operation to clear Bashiqa Town as the operation to retake Iraq's Mosul from Daesh terrorists continues, in Mosul, Iraq on November 7, 2016. A much anticipated Mosul offensive to liberate the city from Daesh began midnight of …

Iraqi Forces Preparing Advance on South Mosul

Iraqi security forces are preparing to advance toward Mosul airport on the city’s southern edge to increase pressure on Islamic State militants fighting troops who breached their eastern defenses, officers said on Thursday.

Iraqi counter terrorism soldiers relax during a lull in fighting in the offensive to recapture the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, on October 23, 2016 near Bartella, Iraq. Despite stiff opposition, Iraqi and Kurdish forces have continued advancing towards Iraq's second largest city of Mosul and are now …

Iraqi Forces Resume Offensive Towards Eastern Mosul

Iraqi troops resumed on Monday a coordinated offensive towards Mosul, the last major city held by Islamic State, targeting the eastern bank of the Tigris river that divides the city, military officials said.