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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

08 Jul 2017

Iraqi army says Mosul victory imminent, IS vows 'fight until death'

MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq Islamic State militants vowed to "fight to the death" in Mosul on Saturday as Iraqi military commanders said they would take full control of the city from the insurgents at any moment. | Video

06 Jul 2017

Iraqi Kurdish leader says no turning back on independence bid

ERBIL, Iraq Iraq's Kurdish leader said on Thursday that there was no turning back on a bid to achieve an independent Kurdish state, but he would pursue it through dialogue with Baghdad and regional powers to avoid conflict.

04 Jul 2017

Islamic State fights fiercely in shrinking Iraqi and Syrian strongholds

MOSUL/BEIRUT Western-backed forces edged into the final redoubts of the two capitals of Islamic State's self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, hampered by fierce resistance from the militants and the presence of human shields.

04 Jul 2017

Iraq slows advance on last Islamic State pocket in Mosul packed with civilians

MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq Iraqi forces slowed their advance on Tuesday through the last streets in Mosul controlled by Islamic State where militants and civilians are packed in densely together, a commander said.

03 Jul 2017

Islamic State cornered in Mosul as Iraq prepares victory celebrations

MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq Islamic State fighters were battling to hold on to the last few streets under their control in the Old City of Mosul on Monday, making a doomed last stand in their former Iraqi stronghold. | Video

29 Jun 2017

Iraq declares end of caliphate after capture of Mosul mosque

MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq After eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops on Thursday captured the ruined mosque at the heart of Islamic State's de facto capital Mosul, and the prime minister declared the group's self-styled caliphate at an end. | Video

28 Jun 2017

Iraqi military pushes deeper into Mosul's Old City

MOSUL, Iraq Iraq's military pushed deeper into Mosul's Old City on Wednesday, taking two more districts from Islamic State and bringing it closer to total control of the city.

23 Jun 2017

Iraqi forces battle towards heart of Mosul's Old City

MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq Iraqi forces battled their way along two streets that meet in the heart of Mosul's Old City on Friday, and said they aimed to open routes for civilians to flee Islamic State's last stand there.

23 Jun 2017

If Baghdadi is dead, next Islamic State leader likely to be Saddam-era officer

BAGHDAD If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army officers under late dictator Saddam Hussein.

22 Jun 2017

Islamic State blows up historic Mosul mosque where it declared 'caliphate'

MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq Islamic State militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, Iraq's military said in a statement, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site. | Video

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