Rebels seize control of Iraq’s Nineveh – Middle East | Al Jazeera English

Northern province falls to ISIL fighters, who are said to have released up to 1,400 prisoners from Mosul city’s jails.


In recent days, ISIL has launched major operations in Nineveh and four other provinces, killing scores [AP]

Armed fighters believed to be part of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have seized the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh and freed hundreds of prisoners, government officials say.




„The city of Mosul is outside the control of the state and at the mercy of the militants,“ an Interior Ministry official told the AFP news agency, making it the second city to fall to anti-government forces this year.


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