Still image taken from video of a man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi making what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in Mosul

2014-2017: An obituary for ISIS

Adnan R. Khan: The so-called Islamic State has fallen. Its caliphate has crumbled, but its ideological fervor lives on.

Why the war against ISIS is going to get worse

ISIS was driven from Mosul, but at a devastating price. The other Iraqi and Syrian cities it still controls will also not fall easily.
Avery Haines in Mosul (Avery Haines)

What I learned about courage and heartbreak in Mosul

CityNews journalist Avery Haines spent two weeks volunteering at a medical clinic near the front lines in Mosul and reporting on the fight against ISIS

The terrifying last days of ISIS in Mosul

Brutal fighting and mounting civilian casualties threaten a Pyrrhic victory for Iraqi Security Forces

On the hunt for ISIS weapons in Mosul

As the final fight intensifies, a Canadian researcher is just behind the frontlines, looking for clues about how ISIS is armed

The Canadian medics embedded in the fight against ISIS

Why a group of Canadian volunteers, led by former anti-Islamic State fighters, is rushing into the thick of the war in Mosul

What went wrong in Mosul

Iraqi forces were losing the battle. Then the airstrikes began, turning the tide—but at a horrible cost. Inside the terrifying fight for Mosul.

Life under ISIS: Four stories of terror endured

When ISIS arrived in Mosul, they were seen as liberators. Then the violence began. Here are stories from people who survived ISIS rule.
Medics carry a child wounded during fighting to a field hospital on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq.

The horrors on the frontlines of the war for Mosul

Iraqi forces are inching forward to Mosul—and into a horrifying mix of civilians, snipers, car bombs and mortars
Civilians Return To Recently Liberated Towns South Of Mosul

The toxic wake of Islamic State

For one Iraqi town, the fear of ISIS has been replaced by another kind of threat left behind by the terrorists: acrid oil fires, blotting lungs and water