The recapture of the university would be a symbolic victory against ISIL, as the militants had been using it as a kind of headquarters
Fierce battles are underway with ISIL militants in the area. Thousands of people are fleeing to safety, fearing they will be caught up in any retaliation by ISIL.
Iraqi troops have pushed to within several hundred metres of the Tigris river that runs through central Mosul.
Humanitarian camps are prepared for people fleeing the fighting, but thousands remain stuck in the northern Iraqi city.
The Iraqi army says it has made gradual progress in eastern Mosul as it tries to wrestle the city from the control of the so-called Islamic State.
Scores of people fled for safety on Saturday on the third day of the renewed US-led offensive to retake the northern city from the Islamic State group.
Hundreds flee Mosul amid renewed heavy clashes between ISIL militants and the Iraqi Army.
Advances made into the east of the city
The second phase of the Iraqi offensive to reclaim Mosul from ISIL militants has begun as security forces close in on the extremist-held city from three…
The number of people displaced from Mosul has nearly reached 100,000 the UN’s refugee agency says since the Iraqi army’s offensive to retake the city from ISIL.
The military said three car bombs ripped through a market in Kokjali, an eastern suburb of the embattled Iraqi city.
With the battle to crush ISIL in its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul now in its ninth week, the government is trying to play down concerns about the slow pace of…
The Iraqi army pounds ISIL positions in Mosul, as it continues its campaign to drive the extremists from the city.
Seven weeks into its campaign to retake Mosul from ISIL militants, the Iraqi army says it is facing the toughest urban warfare imaginable.
Iraqi forces claim they are now in control of most of eastern Mosul.
ISIL militants have been steadily retreating from areas around Mosul into the city since the battle started on October 17, with air and ground support from a U.S.-led coalition.
The residents of Gogjali, eight kilometres from Mosul, were being evacuated from their homes on Tuesday morning as the operation to liberate Iraq’s second city…
Days after seizing an air base south of Tal Afar, Iranian backed Shia militia in Iraq are moving to encircle the city in an attempt to finish off the job.
Residents of Mosul crowd around trucks delivering much-needed humanitarian aid and jostle for scant supplies.