The campaign to retake Mosul comes after months of planning and involves Iraqi troops
Rebel groups reject proposal calling it a plan to isolate & target them.
The U.S. accused Islamic State of using human shields as thousands of allied troops advanced to the jihadist group’s last urban stronghold Mosul on the third day of a massive offensive that began on Monday.
E.U. to push for strong condemnation of Moscow's role in Syria conflict.
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Monday that the country’s security forces have launched a major operation to retake the city of Mosul from jihadist group Islamic State.
Islamic State has repeatedly targeted rebel stronghold Azaz in the past.
Missiles from Houthi-controlled area targeted U.S. warship in Red Sea.
Moscow calls U.K.'s allegations over convoy strike "Russophobic hysteria."
At least 140 killed & 500 injured in air strikes in capital Sanaa on Saturday.
Opposition fighters reject president's proposal calling it a deception.
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