US State Dept claims comparing Mosul with Aleppo is ‘insulting’
Russia: West, delaying Syria talks resumption indefinitely
Russian Defense Minister statement | November 1st 2016
Russia seeks “honest cooperation” for political solution in Syria
ISIS and Al-Nusra Attempt to Cut Off Supply Line to Aleppo
Mercenaries trying to blast their way into Aleppo
Syrian army fighting militants in western Aleppo
Syrian War Update – Southern Aleppo (November 1, 2016): Limited Pro-Government Counterattacks.
Syria Army Releases Footage Of Heavy Fighting In Aleppo
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Aleppo fighters demand $300 for exit via humanitarian corridors
Bad weather hampers Iraqi army operation in Mosul
Sources close to the terrorist groups admitted that between 2,200 up to 2,500 militants have been killed or wounded in their large-scale offensive on government forces’ positions in the Western and Southwestern parts of Aleppo city in the last few days.
The Arabic service of RT quoted the sources as saying that the terrorist groups suffered between 2, 200 up to 2,500 casualties, including a large number of non-Syrian militants, in their Great Epic Operation on Army positions in Western and Southwestern Aleppo in the last 6 days.
Meantime, other sources said earlier today that days of attacks by around 16,000 militants under the Great Epic Operation to prevail over the government forces’ positions and lift the siege of militants in Eastern districts of Aleppo ended in nothing but the most devastating failure for the terrorists since escalation of the crisis in Syria.
“The Great Epic Operation was the largest offensive of terrorists on government troops’ position since the start of the crisis in Syria,” the sources said.
Jeish al-Islam terrorists launched a fresh round of attacks on government positions in Western part of Aleppo city on Tuesday afternoon.
The Syrian army repelled the terrorists’ attacks in Jam’iyat al-Zahra and Assad Military-Engineering Academy, inflicting tens of casualties on them.
The terrorists used bomb-laden suicide vehicles in their attacks but army soldiers targeted most of them before they could approach their positions.
The Syrian army also fended off militants’ offensive in Menyan region.
The army troops clashed with militants in Zahiyeh al-Assad district and its nearby areas and are now pushing back the terrorists from the district.
Elite Brigades enter Mosul, halted by severe sandstorm preventing coalition air strikes
Iraqi forces search Mosul homes for explosives
Iraqi army retakes TV station building in Mosul
Air strikes on Mosul help breach Islamic State group’s defences
Iraqi army advancing in key battle to retake ISIL-held Mosul
Iraqi military forces’ offensive to liberate the city of Mosul form ISIL militants continued on Wednesday with Iraq’s Federal Police Chief, Raed Shaker Jowdat reporting that his forces have stormed ISIL’s positions in Central Mosul from three flanks after prevailing over the terrorists’ defense lines.
Iraqi Forces Striking ISIL’s Positions in Mosul City Center from 3 Flanks
Iraq’s Federal Police Chief Raed Shaker Jowdat disclosed on Wednesday that his forces have stormed ISIL’s positons in Central Mosul from three flanks after prevailing over the terrorists’ defense lines.
“The entire first defense lines of ISIL in the Southern flank of Mosul city have been devastated,” the police chief wrote on his face book.
“We have annihilated the entire first defense lines of ISIL in Southern Mosul, and our military units, backed up by the army’s artillery units and Iraqi fighter jets, are advancing towards center of Mosul,” Shaker Jowdat said.
ISIL’s ‘Military Operations Room’ Chief Killed North of Iraq’s Mosul
Chief Commander of ISIL’s ‘military operations room’ was killed by Iraqi Army forces during battles in a region just North of the ISIL-held city of Mosul, a local source said Wednesday.
“The ISIL commander, who was known as Abu Yaqub, was killed along with one of his top aides during the battles in al-Shalalat region just North of Mosul,” the source said.
The source added that ISIL militants are fleeing the left flank of Mosul battlefield in groups to the right side of the ISIL-held city after Iraqi Army forces made significant advances in the region and toward the Northern Iraqi city which has been under the terrorists’ control since 2014.
Iraqi Forces Deploy Near Mosul Int’l Airport
Iraq’s Federal Police forces liberated three more villages and approached Mosul’s international airport on Wednesday.
Iraq’s Federal Police Chief Raed Shaker Jowdat wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday that his forces have seized back control of al-Khafsan, Shahloub and Bazireh villages and are now only 16km away from the international Mosul airport.
The Federal Police forces also seized control of al-Katieh in the Western parts of Hamam al-Alil in Southern Mosul.
Iraqi Forces Continue to Drive ISIL out of More Positions at Mosul Entrance
Iraq’s Federal Police forces continued their advances against ISIL terrorists at the entrances of the Northern city of Mosul and captured several villages.
The police forces won back the village of al-Mankar in the Northern side of al-Shoureh district.
The Iraqi police also took back the villages of Bezouneh and Albu Qalawin. Meantime, they entered the village of al-Qaherh near the entrances of Hamam al-Alil in the Southern part of Mosul city.
Iraq’s PMF Advances Further towards Tal Afar West of Mosul
Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces continued their special operation in Western Mosul to cut off ISIL’s escape paths from the Northern Iraqi city to Syria and advanced further towards the ISIL positions South of the key city of Tal Afar, military sources said on Wednesday.
The sources said the Iraqi popular forces advanced towards the city of Tal Afar, some 63 km West of Mosul in the Northwestern Nineveh Province, pushing the terrorists further back to the East.
Iraq: ISIL Commanders Allow Withdrawal From Mosul
A provincial official in Nineveh said that ISIL commanders have allowed the terrorist group’s members to leave Mosul as soon as possible following rapid advances of the Iraqi Army across the city.
“ISIL’s field commanders have ordered their elite fighters to leave Mosul for Syria,” Hesamulddin al-Abar said.
“Mosul streets are empty of ISIL terrorists and the capture of the TV building and other districts of Mosul by the Iraqi Army soldiers have devastated ISIL’s morale and capabilities,” he further added.
Iraqi Prime Minister: Invasion of Iraq to Lead to Turkish Downfall
Ankara’s decision to send troops to Iraq will lead to Turkey’s eventual breakup, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi warned the neighbor.
“Any invasion by Turkey in Iraq will lead to its breakup,” the Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider Abadi said, Al Mayadin reported.
Baghdad does not want a war with Ankara but is ready for it, Abadi threatened, after media reported Turkey was pulling armored vehicles and tanks to their joint border.
Iraq Security Forces Kill over 1,100 ISIL Militants in Mosul Operation
Iraqi Army troops killed 778 ISIL members in the “Southern fronts” of the operation to liberate the Northern city of Mosul, while Iraqi warplanes dropped bombs on 375 militants, according to an Iraqi Interior Ministry spokesman.
“Iraqi security forces recaptured hundreds of miles of land and killed killed over 1,100 ISIL fighters as their advance against the ISIL stronghold from the South continued,” said Iraqi Interior Ministry spokesman, Col. Sa’ad Moen, Iraqi News reported.
The spokesman said 778 ISIL members were killed in operations by ground forces in the “Southern axis,” while 375 others were killed as Iraqi warplanes dropped bombs on their positions.
Iraqi elite forces liberate village on Mosul outskirts
Iraqi police forces liberate 5 villages in south of Mosul
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Iraqi Civilians Flee Fighting
Islamic state group jihadists use civilians as human shields as troops close in on Mosul
Turkey deploys military vehicles to border with Iraq
Iraq warns Turkey against provoking confrontation
Spokesman and a senior commander of Iraq’s Kata’ib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Battalions) popular forces Jafar al-Hosseini announced that his forces have cut off ISIL’s supply route to Syria after imposing control over the international Nineveh-Raqqa road.
“Capturing this road will prevent ISIL’s escape from Mosul to Syria,” al-Hosseini told Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news channel on Wednesday.
Hashd al-Sha’abi (the popular force) deputy commander Abu Mahdi Muhandis had stated on Tuesday that Hashd al-Sha’abi’s mission is to protect Tal Afar town in Western Mosul and control the main way between Mosul and Syria to prevent the ISIL militants from crossing into Raqqa.
Also, a local source in Nineveh province said on Tuesday that rapid advances of Iraqi government forces have caused the ISIL terrorist group to evacuate its wounded members from Mosul’s medical centers, relocating them to unknown destinations.
“A number of buses transferred tens of ISIL’s injured members from Mosul to unknown militant-held regions,” the source said.
“The injured ISIL members will be relocated possibly to Raqqa’s hospitals in Syria,” the source said.
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