Each week we post a selection of recent online items where you can find out about the latest developments in the countries in which the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East operates – Iraq and Jordan.

This week’s Media Summary features news about the battle for Mosul, including reports that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has fled the city, and the UN’s designation of Jordan as the second largest refugee host worldwide.


Telegraph: Isil leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has abandoned Mosul fight, US and Iraqi sources say

CNN: New footage shows fierce firefight in Mosul


The Jordan Times: Jordan second largest refugee host worldwide – UNHCR

The Jordan Times: 15 convicted criminals, terrorists executed on Saturday