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Mesopotamian architecture south of Baghdad (AFP)
June 23, 2016 - 20:53 GMT
Muslim clerics met with backlash after proposing to rename Babel (Babylon), Middle East Eye reports.
Iraqi government forces gather next to their vehicles during an operation to retake the area from Daesh on June 15, 2016 in Fallujah's southern Shuhada neighbourhood (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
June 23, 2016 - 12:04 GMT
Troops pressed ahead in the town of Qayyarah where its strategic location and an airfield there make it ideal for a final push to liberate Mosul, which serves as Daesh's de facto capital in Iraq.
The academy educates military and civilian personnel in public administration, management logistics, strategic planning and analysis, rule of law and governance. (Wikimedia Commons)
June 23, 2016 - 06:14 GMT
The US Army contract is for equipment, training, sustainment and support for the Iraqi academy which educates future military and civilian leaders.
Displaced Iraqis, who fled the western city of Fallujah, carry bags of food donated by a non-government organization called Preemptive Love Coalition at a makeshift camp housing Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the city of al-Khalidiyah. (AFP/File)
June 22, 2016 - 18:00 GMT
A senior Iraqi commander says nearly 2,500 Daesh fighters have been killed during a month-long offensive to recapture the strategic western city of Fallujah from the extremists.
Turkish fighter jets hit PKK targets Monday night. (AFP/file)
June 22, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
The airstrikes in northern Iraq destroyed five PKK targets, including shelters, hideouts, and ammunition dumps.
Shia militiamen in the Anbar province of Iraq. (AFP/File)
June 21, 2016 - 18:00 GMT
A suicide bomber detonated outside a Shia militia office that had been previously accused of human rights abuses.
An American soldier walks through a fence at the Taji military base in northern Baghdad in 2014. (AFP/File)
June 20, 2016 - 17:30 GMT
A suicide bombing at the entrance of a military camp killed four and wounded a dozen in northern Baghdad.
Yazidi Iraqi women queue in order to get food at the Bajid Kandala camp in Kurdistan's western Dohuk province (AFP/Ahmad Al Rubaye)
June 20, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
“Iraqi forces involved in Fallujah’s operation have managed to free 354 Izadi women, who were abducted by militants of Daesh organization after they took control of the Izadi-majority Shingal region," according to the director of Izadi Affairs.
An Iraqi soldier bodychecks men in Baghdad as they arrive to volunteer to join the fight against a major offensive by jihadists in northern Iraq on June 13, 2014. Iraqi forces have clashed with militants advancing on the city of Baquba, just 60 kilometres north of Baghdad. (AFP/Ali Al Saadi)
June 20, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
The executions were reported to have been conducted in revenge for the killing of a senior police officer in clashes with Daesh militants near Amerli last week.
Rumaila, one of the world's largest oil fields, began production in 1954. (Iraqenergy.org)
June 20, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The UK-based engineering company will complete conceptual studies and pre-front end engineering design work at its Rumaila oil field.
Jordanian police standing guard at a border crossing near Syria. (AFP/File)
June 20, 2016 - 07:14 GMT
Khaled Rabiee reportedly hid 100 pounds of explosives in a forest, but was arrested before he could carry out an attack.
Iraqi forces check a building in the Officers neighborhood of Fallujah as they try to clear the city of Daesh fighters still holed up in the city on June 19, 2016. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
June 20, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Iraqi forces launched an offensive against Daesh near Mosul a day after declaring Fallujah 'liberated.'
Iraqi forces patrol the outskirts of Ramadi. (AFP/File)
June 19, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The onslaught, backed by US-led airstrikes, is aimed at "liberating" the town of Qayyara south of Mosul, the army said in a statement.
Iraqi forces help families near al-Sejar Village, in Iraq’s Anbar Province, after helping them flee the city of Fallujah, May 27, 2016. (AFP/File)
June 18, 2016 - 09:03 GMT
The announcement came hours after US-backed Iraqi forces retook key installations, including a government compound and a major hospital, in the centre of Fallujah from Daesh.
Iraqi counter-terrorism forces lean against a wall riddled with bullet holes in Fallujah. (AFP/Jean Marc Mojon)
June 17, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Iraqi forces have pushed into central Fallujah, recapturing a major government compound from Daesh fighters.
Dozens of Iraqis flee violence in Fallujah. (credit: Twitter/@Ashikan251)
June 17, 2016 - 11:06 GMT
An estimated 30,000-40,000 civilians have fled Fallujah since a government-sponsored offensive to re-take the city from Daesh was launched in May.