Year: 2016

ISHM: November 25 – December 1, 2016

Key Takeaways: Security Forces Rethink Strategy in Mosul – Iraqi Security Forces in Mosul are debating whether to encourage an exodus of innocent civilians from the city, citing frustration with the inability to progress more quickly or use heavy weaponry because of the presence of human shields. Previously, the Iraqi… Read more

ISHM: November 18 – 23, 2016

Due to the U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday, this ISHM Report is being released one day ahead of schedule. The next ISHM will be made available on Thursday, December 1. Key Takeaways: Security Forces Make Progress South of Mosul Despite Heavy Resistance – Iraqi Security Forces and Federal Police continue to clear… Read more

Giving Thanks

Every year at this time, Americans reflect on what it is we are most grateful for as we celebrate the season of Thanksgiving. At EPIC, we have been blessed with a dedicated network of supporters like you, a staff and Board of Directors who work tirelessly to fulfill our mission,… Read more

ISHM: November 11 – 17, 2016

Key Takeaways: In Mosul, Iraqi Security Forces and Allies are Slowed by ISIS Resistance – Iraq commanders say their forces have been “shaken” by some of the most complex fighting that they have encountered against ISIS since operations to clear Mosul began on October 17. ISIS militants are using vehicle… Read more