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Kirkuk, Iraq is home to much of the country's Turkmen population (Al Bawaba/Adam Lucente)
August 23, 2016 - 21:50 GMT
The Turkmen Rescue Foundation advocates for Turkmen rights in Iraq via social media and other avenues.
It is the female warrior in particular who offers a powerful counter-image to that of the raped and dishonoured victim who is considered a source of shame to her family and community. (AFP/File)
August 22, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Feminists have typically opposed war, but taking up arms is one way for women to defend their communities and to define their place in them.
70,000 barrels of crude oil have been sent down the pipeline to the Mediterranean Turkish port of Ceyhan. (File photo)
August 22, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Crude oil delivery via the fiKirkuk-Yumurtalik oil pipeline had been stopped for five months due to problems between Baghdad and Erbil.
Members of the
August 22, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Footage showed security forces defusing explosives strapped to a young boy.
Iraqi soldiers stand next to a mass grave in Tikrmt. (AFP/File)
August 21, 2016 - 13:09 GMT
They had been found guilty of involvement in the "Speicher" massacre, named after a base near Tikrit where up to 1,700 recruits were kidnapped before being executed in a massacre claimed by the Daesh group.
Iraqi army forces on patrol. (AFP/File)
August 21, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
Five suicide bombers struck a group of military vehicles in northern Iraq on Sunday.
Iraqi security forces gather at the site of a suicide bombing in the Shaab area in northern Baghdad on May 17, 2016. (AFP/Getty/File)
August 19, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Kirkuk, Iraq has seen significantly reduced violence since 2014 (Al Bawaba/Adam Lucente)
August 18, 2016 - 18:54 GMT
Members of the Chaldean Catholic church unveiled the shrine this week, which may be a symbol of a more peaceful Kirkuk.
Peshmerga fighters wash the feet of a displaced Iraqi child from the northern village of Hawija as families rest under the protection of Peshmerga forces after fleeing from Daesh on August 17, 2016. (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)
August 18, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
The PMF are accused of attacking, killing and capturing residents, as well as destroying houses and mosques.
An Iraqi soldier walks past a sign pointing toward Mosul. (AFP/File)
August 17, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
Iraqi forces continue their advance on Mosul, recapturing villages in the Nineveh province after airstrikes and heavy artillery fire.
Iraqi police stand guard outside the parliament building in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
August 16, 2016 - 15:30 GMT
Parliament approved five new ministers, but failed to vote on a candidate for the ministry of trade.
Iraqi government forces wave their national flags on March 10, 2016, after retaking the town of Zankura, northwest of Ramadi, from Daesh in Anbar province. (AFP/Moad Al-Dulaimi)
August 16, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
A number of the fighters were themselves killed in ensuing clashes, while others fled to the desert after fighting intensified.
A group of Daesh militants. (AFP/File)
August 15, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Residents in Hawijah, Iraq, report that Daesh placed 25 civilians in a building and detonated explosives, after charging the civilians with "espionage."
Operation Tidal Wave II has focused specifically on supply lines tied to the illicit movement of oil said to be financing regional terrorism operations. (Twitter/KR Security Council)
August 14, 2016 - 00:05 GMT
Sami Jassim Mohammed al-Jabouri, responsible for ISIL's natural resources in Iraq and Syria, was killed in operations near the Iraqi-Syrian border.
A member of the Iraqi security forces holds an Iraqi national flag in Khalidiya, east of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, on August 1, 2016, during ongoing fighting against Daesh. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
August 11, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
US Coalition spokesman Sean MacFarland said Daesh's forces have been reduced to 15,000 to 30,000 fighters.
Ahmed Hammadi of Iraq, reacts during their Rio 2016 Olympic Games First Round Group A men's football match South Africa vs Iraq at the Corinthians Arena, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on August 10, 2016.
Miguel SCHINCARIOL / AFP
August 11, 2016 - 06:14 GMT
Iraq and South Africa ended their campaigns at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 after drawing 1-1 in their final Group A match on Wednesday evening.