Mosul residents deny findings of U.S. probe into Iraq strike

Iraqi forces push into three neighbourhoods in western Mosul

The advance of government troops slowed on Sunday in the last push to drive Islamic State group militants from remaining pockets of Mosul, two Iraqi military officers said.

Its capital, Baghdad, and a northern city, Mosul.

More than 30 ISIL fighters were also killed in heavy clashes.

The United National humanitarian co-ordinator in Iraq says civilians are being hit hardest as the military assault against ISIS militants in Mosul enters its final phase.

The Colonel added that around 50,000 fighters with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) supported by the International Coalition were now getting prepared to regain the Syrian city of Raqqa.

LeBron James passes Michael Jordan as NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader
Irving kept the good times rolling when he ended a scoring drought with a 23-foot step-back three-pointer from the left corner. As the Cavs' stars did throughout the East finals , they worked together in fire-breathing tandem Thursday.

The United Nations said that "as many as 200,000 additional people may try to leave in coming days" and that both Iraqi forces and ISIS fighters are obligated under global law to protect civilians.

London - While Iraqi military sources warned on Friday from an imminent offensive in the Old City of Mosul, trapped civilians in the area were facing hard choices on how to evacuate. "Majority have been wounded as they try to reach towards safety, but in densely populated Mosul, where bombs continue to fall and snipers continue to shoot, there is no place that is safe", he said.

Reports say almost 760,000 people have already escaped the embattled Iraqi city over the past months. One of the worst incidents came on March 17, where the Pentagon determined a US airstrike set off secondary explosives laid by IS; the ensuing blast killed more than 100 civilians sheltering in a home in western Mosul.

Iraqi officials demanded compensation from the US -led coalition following an investigation into a March 17 airstrike in which the Pentagon acknowledged a USA bomb targeting Islamic State group fighters in Mosul set off a series of explosions that killed more than 100 civilians.

After almost eight months of fighting Iraqi forces appear poised to retake what was once the Islamic State's largest stronghold in Iraq and the birthplace of its caliphate.

ONGC Reports 6% Fall In Fourth-Quarter Net Profit
Net profit in January-March at Rs 4,340 crore was 6.2 per cent lower than Rs 4,625 crore net profit in the same period a year ago. The hit in bottomline is due to the additional ₹2,444 crore royalty outgo to the Gujarat and Assam state governments.

Earlier this week, the military said it had dropped "hundreds of thousands of leaflets" on IS-held areas of Mosul urging "citizens to exit via safe corridors towards security forces". Civilians too have been caught in the crossfire, leaving hundreds of thousands displaced and thousands dead.

The enclave covers mainly the Old City centre and three adjacent districts alongside the western bank of the Tigris river.

The move to clear the Old City marks a shift in approach.

Ayad Sayyid, a doctor working at a clinic treating civilians fleeing Mosul said as the battle has ground on he is seeing more children and elderly patients suffering from malnutrition.

Twins tighten grip on first place, sweep Orioles
Brandon Phillips, Matt Adams and Tyler Flowers added two hits each for Atlanta, which beat Pittsburgh the first time this season. Hardy, Chris Davis and Jonathan Schoop to complete its fourth sweep of the season - matching its total of all previous year .


Related News

  • Mulvaney defends Trump Administration's FY 2018 budget before Congress

    Trump got broad support in last November's election in counties with high numbers of white voters who receive food stamps. He moved on to the underlying fundamentals of economic growth: workforce, investment and productivity.
    United States  sues Fiat Chrysler for diesel emissions cheating

    United States sues Fiat Chrysler for diesel emissions cheating

    The Italian-American carmaker said he was "disappointed" and said he was investigating the complaint. After what happened with Volkswagon, automakers around the world are now facing diesel scrutiny.

    Europa League final: Ajax a 'spectacularly entertaining' side

    Ajax are in their first European final since their penalty shoot-out defeat to Juventus during the 1995/96 Champions League campaign.
  • Draymond Green not bored by another Cavs-Dubs Finals matchup

    All them doctors know that. " We need the best possible player that's gonna help us win, and I'm with that ", Thomas said. The world knows what I bring to the table and I can't do anything to control anything else. "We'll go from there".

    Trump Handshake Showdown: France's Macron Just Won't Let Go

    "Each president gripped the other's hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening".
    'Bathroom bill' battle likely to go down to the wire in Legislature

    'Bathroom bill' battle likely to go down to the wire in Legislature

    For weeks now, Republicans senators have been openly critical of having to deal with the House GOP bill. That's according to a new estimate released Wednesday by the Congressional Budget Office .
  • Trump Called Netanyahu, but White House and Israel remain silent

    Bush before him, promised to move the embassy in the heat of a presidential campaign and then reneged with things got real. United States diplomats defended this because the Western Wall is in the occupied Old City.
    Russians 'boasted spies had links to Trump aides' during election campaign

    Russians 'boasted spies had links to Trump aides' during election campaign

    He eventually made the decision to recuse himself from any investigations into Russian ties to the Trump campaign. Trump associate Roger Stone says he's also complied.

    South Korea tourist numbers hit after China boycott

    Sunday's test fire is the 10th launch by Pyongyang this year, as it presses to gain global recognition as a nuclear power. That missile traveled about 500 kilometers before crashing into the sea, according to South Korean and US officials.
  • Iran ready for talks 'toward peace' with Arab states

    President Donald Trump . "The stupid Saudi government thinks it can attract the friendship of enemies by giving them money", said Khamenei.
    Improving San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard remains questionable for Saturday's Game 3

    Improving San Antonio Spurs' Kawhi Leonard remains questionable for Saturday's Game 3

    Golden State is just the fifth National Basketball Association team to win its first 10 playoff games in a given post-season. It showed in the lack of edge, intensity". "We felt with him, we had really good chances". "Jon was...

    Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'

    That would "make it even more complicated for Trump to try to renegotiate the nuclear deal", Nuseibeh said. We don't need their permission".