1 year of liberation: Mosul people living among rubble & dead bodies while ISIS still around

Dead bodies, ruined houses and the risk of Islamists coming back are only a few perils people in Mosul have to cope with. Life in the liberated city is still full of fears, hopelessness and grief, RT’s Ruptly agency revealed. It’s been a year since the US-backed Iraqi forces defeated Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) […]

‘You can smell the bodies’: Angelina Jolie in Mosul one year after ‘liberation’ by US-led coalition

Nearly a year after Mosul in Iraq was declared “liberated” from ISIS terrorists, UNHCR envoy Angelina Jolie said the stench of dead bodies buried under the rubble was still present, amid the “worst devastation” she has ever seen. “There are bodies in this rubble that stay here and you can smell the bodies and some […]

Activist ‘raising awareness’ for Syria on Twitter used photos from Gaza & Mosul

A US-based activist’s post, ostensibly meant to “raise awareness” about Syrian civilians, turned out to be a complete fabrication. Twitterati found the photos he used were actually from Gaza and Mosul. A Cleveland-based user who goes by the name of Sami Sharbek has posted two photos on his Twitter account – one showing Middle Eastern-looking […]

No sign of recovery for devastated Mosul after 5 months of freedom (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

RT Exclusive Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 11:19 Edited time: 26 Dec, 2017 11:37 Mosul was declared liberated from jihadists almost six months ago, but judging by its current state it could take years to clear the debris. Most of the city appears uninhabitable, although people can be found living in the ruins. An estimated […]

City of the dead: Mosul death toll continues to grow months after liberation (VIDEO)

RT Exclusive Published time: 25 Dec, 2017 05:53 The liberation of Mosul from ISIS came at a high cost, with the death toll continuing to rise as piles of civilian and terrorist corpses are pulled from the rubble daily, RT has discovered on a visit to the destroyed city. Mosul still reeks of death nearly […]

'None of this was worth it': Up to 11,000 civilians killed in battle to free Mosul, AP probe reveals

The liberation of Mosul from Islamic State came at a high cost, according to an AP probe which found that between 9,000 and 11,000 civilians died during the process. The coalition acknowledges responsibility for 326 of the deaths. The investigation cross-referenced independent databases from non-government organizations and analyzed the city morgue’s list of 9,606 names […]

Why the battle against ISIS in Iraq's Tal Afar is ‘many times worse’ than Mosul

The Iraqi military is engaged in fierce fighting against Islamic State militants in the Tal Afar district, where terrorists have fled from the city itself and remain holed up in the town of al-Ayadiya. As the operation enters its final stage, RT looks at what is making it so difficult. “The gates of hell” is […]

‘Surrender or die’: Iraq launches operation to retake ISIS-held Tal Afar near Mosul

Published time: 20 Aug, 2017 00:39 Edited time: 20 Aug, 2017 01:06 Iraq’s military have launched an operation to liberate the city of Tal Afar, some 80 kilometers west of Mosul, from Islamic State terrorists, the country’s prime minister has announced. “You either surrender, or die,” PM Haider al-Abadi said in a televised address, as […]

Russia seeks to repatriate dozens of children in Mosul whose parents joined ISIS

A four-year-old Chechen boy has been brought back to Russia after living with his jihadist father, who was fighting alongside ISIS in Mosul. Russian authorities are now seeking the return of several dozen such children from Iraqi orphanages. Bilal Tagirov’s mother hadn’t seen him for two years. In October 2015, the child was kidnapped from […]

‘We hear nothing in Western media about devastation of Mosul’: Academic who visited city to RT

The devastation in Mosul and Aleppo are comparable, Professor Seyed Mohammad Marandi told RT, and yet the Western media only choose to highlight the suffering in the Syrian province and downplays the plight of those in the Iraqi city. Marandi, a professor at the University of Tehran, visited Mosul with his colleagues after receiving an […]