Tag: Mosul

June 11, 2019

Mosul Artist Recovers Sculptures Da...

Talal Safawi, a sculptor in Mosul, is using his artistic skills to recover statues damaged by Islamic State. He tells VOA’s Kawa Omar that he kept his profession a secret during IS’s control because the jihadists thought it was heresy

February 23, 2019

Mosul Activists: US Troops Prevent ...

Concerned about a rising Islamic State insurgency in their city, many residents of Mosul say they hope U.S. troops will remain to ensure a lasting defeat of the jihadists

December 26, 2018

Iraq: A Year After Victory, Stabili...

The city of Mosul is one such place and residents say until it is rebuilt, stability will remain a distant dream

December 7, 2018

ISIS Anniversary

As Iraq marks the first anniversary of its declaration of victory over Islamic State, tensions are rising in the terrorist group’s former strongholds as attacks continue and security forces conduct near-daily operations against the militants

December 6, 2018

IS Signals Re-Emergence in Parts of...

According to the CSIS report, The Islamic State and the Persistent Threat of Extremism in Iraq, IS attacks against Iraqi government targets increased from 2017 to 2018

December 4, 2018

Families of Local IS Members Face R...

After the defeat of the so-called Islamic State in Mosul in 2017, hundreds of IS families returned to their homes to regain normal lives. But the stigma of being related to IS fighters continues to haunt them. VOA’s Kawa Omer reports from Mosul. VOA NEWS 0

November 16, 2018

IS Explosives Still Terrorize Resid...

The Great Mosque of al-Nuri in old Mosul was built in the 12th century. It held a symbolic importance for IS, as it was used by the terror group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2014 to declare the plan for a so-called caliphate

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