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 (mō-so͞ol′, mō′səl)
A city of northern Iraq on the Tigris River north-northwest of Baghdad. An important center on the historical caravan route across northern Mesopotamia, it became part of the Ottoman Empire in the 1500s. Mosul was awarded to Iraq by the League of Nations in 1926.
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(Placename) a city in N Iraq, on the River Tigris opposite the ruins of Nineveh: an important commercial centre with nearby Ayn Zalah oilfield; university. Pop: 1 236 000 (2005 est)
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a city in N Iraq, on the Tigris, opposite the ruins of Nineveh. 664,221.
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Noun1.Mosul - a city in northern Iraq on the Tigris across from the ruins of NinevehMosul - a city in northern Iraq on the Tigris across from the ruins of Nineveh
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
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Summary: Mosul [Iraq], July 11 (ANI): Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced that the war-torn city of Mosul has been completely liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group.
KUWAIT, July 10 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi's announcement that the city of Mosul was liberated from so-called Islamic State (IS) was widely welcomed by Arabs and Western countries.
THE wiping out of Isis from Mosul after three years is hugely important - not just for Iraq but for the rest of the world, even Britain.
As the Islamic State group fights to defend Mosul, its last remaining stronghold in Iraq, it has massacred civilians fleeing the city and hung their bodies from electrical poles, the Kurdish Security Council said Friday. 
In a rare speech, the militant group's chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has called for fighters to stand their ground in Mosul. DW spoke to Hassan Hassan, co-author of "ISIS: The Army of Terror," to examine the implications.DW: What does "Islamic State" leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's speech, which surfaced Thursday, mean for the Iraqi-led campaign to recapture Mosul?
Iraqi troops and security forces advanced towards Mosul from the south and southeast of the city on Sunday, Iraqi officials said, backed by air and ground support from a U.S.-led coalition as they edged closer to the Islamic State stronghold.
They have been attacking the city of Mosul in northern Iraq to free the city from the control of ISIS.