The battle for Mosul - by far the largest city to fall under the militants' control - has left large areas in ruins, killed thousands of civilians and displaced almost 1 million people. On Friday, the USA military officially confirmed a total of 603 civilian deaths in the US-led air campaign in Iraq and Syria, although independent research and human rights group estimate the figures to be significantly higher. That summer the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, made his first and only public appearance at the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul'sOld City.
The group - whose motto was "remain and expand" - has not conquered new areas around the core of its "caliphate" since 2015, has lost thousands of fighters and is less attractive to foreign jihadists than it once was. Backed by a ferocious aerial bombing campaign by a US -led worldwide coalition, the offensive has turned much of the city to rubble and forced tens of thousands of people to flee.
The fighting also involved fighters of the Kurdish Peshmerga, Shiite militias and Sunni Arab groups. In some of the worst affected areas, nearly no buildings appear to have escaped damage and Mosul's dense construction means the extent of the devastation might be underestimated, United Nations officials said.
In two weeks dozens of surrounding localities are recaptured, including the Christian town of Qaraqosh around 15 kilometres (nine miles) from Mosul. The Iraqi advance began to slow.
The militants control less than a square kilometer (less than a mile) of territory in the shattered city in northern Iraq, but they were using human shields, suicide bombers and snipers in a fight to the death.
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At the current pace, the US would add about 1.9 million jobs in 2017. "A tight labor market will lead to greater wage growth". So to offset the cost of leaving wages untouched, many employers have withheld raises as the economy has improved.
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At least 35 ISIS terrorists were killed and six others arrested on Saturday as they tried to escape from western Mosul where security forces were closing in.
- March 12: A U.S. envoy says Iraqi troops have cut all roads into western Mosul, trapping remaining IS fighters inside.
Despite a small holdout of Islamic State fighters, the prime minister, dressed in military garb, greeted and congratulated Iraqi soldiers on their victory. Three days later they seized control of a fourth bridge over the Tigris.
Abadi declared on Twitter late last month that "we are seeing the end of the fake (IS) state".
May 16, 2017- A military spokesman said it has recaptured nearly 90 percent of west Mosul.
Haider al-Abadi "arrives in liberated Mosul and congratulates the fighters heroic, and the people of iraq for this great victory", said his office in a press release.
He shot 39 percent from the 3-point line on 5.0 attempts per game and is considered one of the league's top perimeter defenders. Bradley's contract was up after this year, and the Celtics likely would have lost him to free agency for nothing.
Delta planes line up at their gates while on the tarmac of Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah September 28, 2013. According to the complaint, Hudek was able to move the door handle mechanism and push the emergency release lever halfway.
The bomb had a "devastating" impact and gouged out a section of the concrete floor of Manchester Arena in the heart of the city. A home is now being searched as part of the investigation and the suspect is being quizzed by police.
The government of Hungary, where Morva is a dual citizen, and the European Union have also urged the governor to intervene. The following day Sutphin, who was searching for the escaped inmate, was fatally shot in the back of his head.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Lewis Hamilton is the favorite to win this race, as he has -128 odds to win. But what goes around comes around. "It was the wrong move, to drive alongside him and hit his tyre".
President Donald Trump said Thursday he's considering unspecified "pretty severe things" in response to the North's ICBM launch. In response to the test-launch, the US and South Korean forces conducted a joint artillery and missile exercise the next day.
New positions among autoworkers fell by 1,300 in the sector that has seen sales dwindle after the record pace of 2016. Economists have described job growth this year as solid. "Really great numbers on jobs & the economy!" he wrote.
If you need a bit more of a challenge for that second playthrough, you can also bump up the difficulty to the new Ultra Hard mode. This update should tide the time until The Frozen Wilds DLC comes to the game sometime later this year.
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His point was that it doesn't make sense to talk about bilateral trade deficits in a multilateral world, the official said . President Donald Trump's concerns about excess steel capacity and what he says are unfair trade practices.
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Palestinians have long lived under harsh restrictions in the city, which is one of the starkest symbols of the Israeli occupation. For Muslims, the city is home to the Ibrahimi mosque , also known the Sanctuary of Abraham , which was built in the 14th century.
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Twice former victor Alberto Contador was one of the big losers on the day from the 181.5km stage from Nantua to Chambéry . Although the group went with Aru, they neutralised the Astana rider, and allowed Froome to get back into the group.
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Lee, who has denied wrongdoing, has been absent from his role as the vice chairman of Samsung Electronics since February. Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 8 sometime around the end of August or beginning of September.
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Through an interpreter, Martinez repeatedly waived her right to an attorney, saying "My attorney is the people". Police said Martinez called 911 to report the killings from the home the family shared outside Atlanta.
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Broader industrial output fell 0.1 percent in May after a 0.2 percent rise in April. Output in the construction sector dropped 1.2% in the three months to May.
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FACT OF THE DAY: For the first time since 2011, Alberto Contador wrapped the opening week of racing on the Tour de France . So it's easy to see why so many are thinking it will be interesting to see just how the Mont du Chat is raced this time.
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