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Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Popular Mobilization units wave their guns in the town of Baiji north of Tikrit, as they fight alongside Iraqi forces agains tDaesh to try to retake the strategic northern Iraqi town for a second time, on July 2, 2015. Baghdad regained control of Baiji. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
July 05, 2015 - 07:38 GMT
Daesh remains in control of approximately 40 percent of Iraqi territory, including vast oil fields.
An elderly displaced Iraqi woman, who fled her home in the city of Ramadi after it was seized by Daesh, stands at a makeshift camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Baghdad, on June 30, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
July 05, 2015 - 07:05 GMT
Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabour highlighted that few families return to their homes because of the "the conditions imposed upon them by some entities that attribute themselves to al-Hashd al-Shaabi and the armed forces.”
An Iraqi soldier travels away from Mosul after Daesh's takeover of the city in June 2014.  (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)
July 05, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Iraqi jets flew over Daesh-controlled Mosul over the weekend, dropping pamphlets promising to retake the city from the extremist group.
One of the bombs exploded in a commercial street in eastern Baghdad. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
July 04, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
Iraqi officials say eight people have been killed and over a dozen others wounded when three bomb attacks hit the capital, Baghdad, and the town of Madain to its southeast.
Iraqi fighters undergo training.Though the majority-Shiite popular mobilization forces have so far been instrumental in Iraq's fight against Daesh, U.S. officials say they've recruited around 6,000 Sunni tribesmen from Anbar province for training.  (AFP/Mohammed Sawf)
July 03, 2015 - 07:54 GMT
Though the majority-Shiite popular mobilization forces have so far been instrumental in Iraq's fight against Daesh, U.S. officials say they've recruited 6,000 Sunni tribesmen from Anbar province for training at a base outside Ramadi.
Daesh controls one-fifth of Iraq's 10,000 world-renowned historical sites. (AFP/File)
July 02, 2015 - 17:55 GMT
UNESCO head Irina Bokova met with experts in London to discuss the extent of looting of ancient sites by the Daesh group.
Japanese journalist Kenji Goto was one of 71 journalists killed in the first six months of 2015. (AFP/File)
July 02, 2015 - 14:41 GMT
War in the Middle East is being blamed for a seven percent rise in the number of journalists killed in the first six months of this year.
In October media reports said Daesh beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, three of them women. (AFP/File)
July 02, 2015 - 08:50 GMT
A cursory Google image search says otherwise.
Images were uploaded of a bag that seemed to sport a Daesh flag. (AFP/File)
July 02, 2015 - 05:43 GMT
Images were uploaded of a bag that seemed to sport a Daesh flag.
The Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights reported 4,722 people have been killed since June 2014. (AFP/File)
July 02, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
The Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights reported 4,722 people have been killed since June 2014.
Egyptian security sources told Arabic news Wednesday more than 60 soldiers were killed. (AFP/File)
July 01, 2015 - 11:29 GMT
Egyptian security sources told Arabic news Wednesday at least 70 soldiers were killed.