I found these few lines about Mosul in one of the internet sites. I hope they will be of interest to you.
"City in Iraq with approximately 570,000 inhabitants. Situated in the northwestern part of the country, on the west bank of Tigris, and close to the ruined Assyrian city of Nineveh.
The economical base of the city is production of cereals and livestock, oil production, oil refineries, cement factories, cotton products, textile mills, and tanneries. Even though muslin is no longer produced here,
H I S T O R Y
1222: The Zangids are sacked by Sultan Badru d-Din Lu'lu'.
1534: The Ottomans take control over
1918: The British take control over
1926: A border settlement makes Mosul Iraqi, overlooking the Turkish claims on the city."