Hundreds flee Mosul fighting
With anti-Islamic State group forces on the offensive in both the Iraqi city of Mosul and the Syrian city of Raqqa, Iraq on Thursday declared an end to the extremists’ selfproclaimed caliphate. But even as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi made the bold assertion, deadly fighting continued in Mosul filling field hospitals and forcing hundreds to flee. “We are seeing the end of the fake IS state. The liberation of Mosul proves that,” Abadi said. following the blaze were still in critical condition on Friday. The disaster struck early on Sunday outside Bahawalpur when the driver of the oil tanker lost control and crashed on a highway.