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US Secretary of State John Kerry (AFP/File)
June 29, 2016 - 16:58 GMT
The US Secretary of State made the remarks at a press conference Tuesday and was slammed by some on social media, so is he right?
Daesh militants on a road at the Syrian-Iraqi border. (AFP/File)
June 29, 2016 - 16:30 GMT
Syrian rebels and US forces seized the Hamdan airport near the Syrian-Iraqi border.
Iraqi soldiers stationed on the outskirts of Mosul. (AFP/File)
June 29, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Iraqi security forces have made new gains on the ground against the Daesh group as they are trying to recapture the country’s second-largest city of Mosul from the militants.
Jordanian soldiers on patrol on the Jordan-Iraq border. (AFP/File)
June 28, 2016 - 11:26 GMT
The latest attack on Jordan's borders comes a day after the militant group claimed an attack at al-Rukban refugee camp that killed six officers.
Iraqis displaced from the city of Fallujah collect aid distributed by the Norwegian Refugee Council at a newly opened camp in Amriyat al-Fallujah on June 27, 2016, south of Fallujah. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
June 28, 2016 - 07:30 GMT
Fallujah residents had already been suffering from lack of food and medical care for months.
A man surveys the debris of the al-Fateh mosque, bombed by militants in Iraq earlier this year. (AFP/File)
June 28, 2016 - 05:30 GMT
A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in western Baghdad on Monday night, killing at least a dozen people.
Civilans flee fighting in Fallujah (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
June 27, 2016 - 21:29 GMT
Twitter abounds with images of the city which up until this month spent the last two years under Daesh rule.
Sadrist protesters outside of Baghdad's Green Zone react to canisters of tear gas. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
June 26, 2016 - 14:27 GMT
Moqtada al-Sadr has threatened more protests unless the government resigns.
Iraqis displaced from al-Buthiab area north of Ramadi sit on the side of a street after arriving at a makeshift camp on June 25, 2016. (AFP/Moadh al-Dulaimi)
June 26, 2016 - 11:30 GMT
Lieutenant Gen. Abdul Wahab al-Saidi declared the battle for Fallujah over, adding that some 1,800 Daesh militants were killed in the operation.
Iraqi government forces flash the sign of victory on their tank on June 22, 2016, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Qayyarah, during their operation to take the city and make it a launch pad for an assault on Mosul. (AFP/File)
June 26, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The commander of Iraq’s popular mobilization forces, Hadi al-Ameri, says the city of Fallujah is days away from being fully cleared from Daesh militants.
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.