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The Iraqi army began a wide-ranging campaign to retake Mosul from Daesh in October last year. (AFP/File)
January 24, 2017 - 10:39 GMT
Army Brigadier-General Yehiya Rasoul told reporters Tuesday that efforts were still underway to clear Daesh militants from eastern Mosul’s Rashidiya and Baisan districts.
Rescue teams and security forces inspect the site of a car bomb blast in Baghdad's centre. (AFP/File)
January 24, 2017 - 09:44 GMT
Iraqi authorities typically blame such attacks on Daesh militants.
An Iraqi special forces Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) member loads his machine gun during a battle against Daesh in Mosul's al-Rifaq neighbourhood on January 8, 2017. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
January 24, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
An Iraqi army spokesman said Daesh had suffered significant losses in the battle for the city's eastern districts.
Iraqi and coalition forces launched an operation on October 17, 2016 to retake Mosul from Daesh militants.
January 23, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
On Sunday the Iraqi Army reportedly recaptured al-Milayeen neighborhood and al-Binaa al-Jahiz area east of the city.
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January 23, 2017 - 10:42 GMT
In the shadow of Daesh, young fashion-conscious Kurdish men are promoting their fusion of modern and traditional culture to a fast-growing international audience.
Iraqi forces began a wide-ranging campaign to retake Mosul, which Daesh overran in mid-2014. (AFP/File)
January 22, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Daesh's militants were targets while seeking to cross the Tigris River to west Mosul as Iraqi security forces secured the city's eastern half.
Members of the Iraqi counter-terrorism forces take position inside a room in the Oberoi hotel in the city of Mosul after its liberation from Daesh on January 21, 2017. (AFP/File)
January 22, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Iraqi government forces have registered more territorial gains in Mosul as they are battling in joint operations with volunteer fighters and Kurdish Peshmerga forces to push Daesh out of their last urban stronghold in the Arab country.
Render of the Central Bank of Iraq, designed by the late Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid. (Zaha Hadid Architects)
January 19, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The US guarantee is part of an international assistance package and an IMF supported reform program, and is expected to help Iraq access to low-cost financial tools to adopt institutional reforms and achieve economic stability.
Members of the Iraqi special forces Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) hold a position in Eastern Mosul. (AFP/File)
January 18, 2017 - 14:02 GMT
Staff General Talib al-Sheghati, who heads the Counter-Terrorism Service, announced "the liberation... of the left bank" at a press conference in Bartalla, a town east of Mosul.
'Baghdad traffic', an Iraqi traffic officer confronts ministerial security over its road block (screenshot)
January 17, 2017 - 11:51 GMT
The clip has gained the praise of Iraqis fed up of sitting in traffic queues waiting for ministerial motorcades to pass.
Iraqi forces moving 'faster than expected' on Mosul, said Iraq's Prime Minister. (AFP/File)
January 17, 2017 - 10:58 GMT
Clashes occurred in Shurta and Andalus districts where at least three Daesh suicide car bombs targeted Iraqi forces in Andalus.
The Iraqi military, backed up by US airstrikes, is fighting to retake Mosul from Daesh militants who captured the city in 2014. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Markets are back selling food as people venture out onto the streets and repairs are being carried out.
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January 15, 2017 - 11:05 GMT
The star won't be performing live or working on new projects this year.
Iraqi troops inspect scene of car bomb in Baghdad. (AFP/Ahmed al-Rubaye)
January 15, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Three bomb attacks have struck several areas across Iraq, leaving nearly two dozen people dead and 46 more wounded.
An Iraqi army soldier fires his machine gun at Islamic State positions in Mosul's al-Sahiroun neighborhood on January 12, 2017. (AFP/Dimitar Dolkoff)
January 14, 2017 - 11:38 GMT
A security source, speaking anonymously to al-Sumeria, said the full liberation of the university’s premises occurred on Saturday.
Iraqi army soldiers hold a flag from the Daesh jihadist group up-side-down. (AFP/File)
January 13, 2017 - 11:05 GMT
The troops "liberated" the district of al-Sadria in the eastern section of Mosul where the university is located, Rasheed said in a statement without giving casualty figures.