Iraqi PMU Combat footage captured the ISIS village of al-Sulaymani west of Mosul yesterday in lightning offensive #MosulOp: Large cache of Da'ish weaponry seized by Iraq's armed forces in Bartella and Hamdaniyah, east of Mosul. Mi-28NE helicopter belonging to Iraq's army aviation protecting ground ops near Mosul by Hashd forces SDF commanders in Fafin/Vavin village. Abu Abdo (Jabha Akrad) Abu Erac (Jaysh Thuwar) Abu Haji (Jabha Akrad) Khaled Berazi (Jabha Akrad) UK @foreignoffice rep calls UN Syria assessment a report "like no other"..."a vicious government waging war on its own people." T-90A in action in AleppoMorocco: peaceful protests in Hoceima continue into the night, thousands are out on the streets Reports that an explosive device has been uncovered near the St Marks Cathedral in downtown Cairo Kadyrov said unacceptable the proposal of the Ministry of Finance to cut the budget of the Chechen Republic ISIS targets children in Mosul with teddy bear bombs False bomb threat causes flight delays at Bishkek airport Netanyahu seeks to soothe settlers as storm clouds loom Erdogan rides patriotic wave with crackdown at home, combative policy abroad Israeli columnist quits amid charges of sexual misconduct Saudi King appoints Mohammed Al Jadaan as new finance minister Turkey says Raqa operation should start after Mosul operation ends Iraq's Golden Brigade has surrounded Gogjali on Mosul's eastern side, 7km from the city centre, after intense fighting. Pentagon: As we move closer to Raqqa, as ISIS suffers defeat, more people in Syria will be willing to join the forces to oust them. Pentagon: The effort to liberate Raqqa will begin in a matter of weeks. ISIS is under pressure across Syria, Iraq. This is the right time. Pentagon: Raqqa, like Mosul, will be challenging. ISIS has had the time to dig in. Pentagon: We believe it would be beneficial for Turkey and a host of coalition partners to play a role in Raqqa. Pentagon: Turkey has paid a successful role in the counter-ISIS fight. They have done damage to ISIS. That's been a positive thing. Pentagon: We have made a significant dent in the foreign fighter flow and population in ISIS. Female PAK fighters prepare for Mosul offensive. PAK unit, includes many woman who are active in combatUS State Dept expresses "deep concern" by what appears to be an increase in Turkey's official pressure on media - @CNNTURK_ENG Pentagon: Screening of IDPs is Iraqi-led; coalition is not specifically involved. Pentagon: If there is no free movement of IDPs out of Mosul, that's to do with what ISIS is doing, not Iraqi, Peshmerga, coalition forces Pentagon: Cooperation between Peshmerga and Iraqi forces is remarkable and one of the reasons the forces are proceeding as they are Pentagon: Peshmerga and Iraqi forces working in tandem remarkably well, not insignificant for those who know the history Pentagon: We are discussing directly with the Kurdish leadership about air support. We continue to work closely with Peshmerga and Iraqi force

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31 October 2016
Iraqi PMU Combat footage captured the ISIS village of al-Sulaymani west of Mosul yesterday in lightning offensive
#MosulOp: Large cache of Da'ish weaponry seized by Iraq's armed forces in Bartella and Hamdaniyah, east of Mosul.
Mi-28NE helicopter belonging to Iraq's army aviation protecting ground ops near Mosul by Hashd forces
SDF commanders in Fafin/Vavin village. Abu Abdo (Jabha Akrad) Abu Erac (Jaysh Thuwar) Abu Haji (Jabha Akrad) Khaled Berazi (Jabha Akrad)
UK @foreignoffice rep calls UN Syria assessment a report "like no other"..."a vicious government waging war on its own people."
Morocco: peaceful protests in Hoceima continue into the night, thousands are out on the streets
Kadyrov said unacceptable the proposal of the Ministry of Finance to cut the budget of the Chechen Republic
ISIS targets children in Mosul with teddy bear bombs
Netanyahu seeks to soothe settlers as storm clouds loom
Turkey says Raqa operation should start after Mosul operation ends
Iraq's Golden Brigade has surrounded Gogjali on Mosul's eastern side, 7km from the city centre, after intense fighting.
Female PAK fighters prepare for Mosul offensive. PAK unit, includes many woman who are active in combat