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A member of Iraq's elite counter-terrorism service sits in a vehicle after being wounded in fighting with Daesh militants on February 3, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
February 08, 2016 - 15:30 GMT
Some 4,500 soldiers are expected to arrive at a military base near Makhmur, 70 km southeast of Mosul.
Syrian government forces in the village of Tal Jabin, north of the embattled city of Aleppo, as they advanced to break a three-year rebel siege of two government-held Shia villages, Nubol and Zahraa, on February 3, 2016. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
February 08, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The Syrian regime tightens its grip around rebel held Fallujah and Aleppo preparing for a costly and possibly lengthy siege.
Security forces inspect the aftermath of deadly attack carried out by Daesh in a mall in Baghdad. (Hindustan Times)
February 08, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
The Iraqi Interior Ministry's spokesman said the "wall" would include an increased number of checkpoints around Baghdad.
The aftermath of a car bombing in Baghdad in November. (AFP/File)
February 08, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
A string of attacks in Iraq yesterday left ten dead.
Canada is planning withdraw its six F18s from the anti-Daesh campaign in March. (AFP/File)
February 08, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Prime Minister Trudeau wants a more holistic approach to the conflict with Daesh which means pulling its warplanes out of the US-led coalition.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari (R) meeting with the new Saudi ambassador to Iraqi Thamer al-Sabhan in the capital Baghdad in January 2016. (AFP/File)
February 08, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Saudi Arabia also plans to open an embassy in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, following a 25-year hiatus.
The Pentagon has released photos from criminal investigations into allegations of misconduct. (Twitter)
February 07, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
The investigations are a response to allegations of abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Genel has received a total of $16.3M from the KRG for oil exported through a pipeline through Turkey. (Twitter)
February 07, 2016 - 08:24 GMT
The Kurdish government has sold approximately 19 million barrels since it began independent oil exports in June.
Iraqi firemen work at four-star Capitol Hotel in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on February 5, 2016. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
February 06, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
"Until now, 17 people died, among them 14 foreign nationals, the majority from the Philippines," a spokesman said.
A US official says Daesh is on the rise in Libya. (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)
February 05, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
A US official claims the number of Daesh militants in Iraq and Syria are falling, but rising in Libya.
The wall will shut down some 50 checkpoints scattered throughout the city. (AFP/File)
February 04, 2016 - 15:38 GMT
Iraq is currently constructing a wall around Baghdad in an effort to improve security.
A recently arrived F-16 sits on the tarmac in Iraq on July 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
February 04, 2016 - 05:20 GMT
The arrival of the warplanes brings the total number of F-16s in Iraq's air force to six.
Iraqi soldiers patrol the suburbs of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province, 120 kilometers west of Baghdad, on February 2, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
February 03, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The operation Wednesday marks a small step towards the ultimate goal of recapturing Mosul.
The US will spend some $1.8 billion for smart weaponry in the war against Daesh. (File photo)
February 03, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
The Pentagon has announced that it is increasing funding for the war against Daesh by more than 50 percent.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani declared in a press conference in Erbil, on Feb. 3, 2016, that the
February 03, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
The referendum will raise tensions between Baghdad and the Kurdish autonomous region, both of which are suffering from plummeting oil prices.
Libya is facing a new wave of devastation with Daesh looming. (AFP/File)
February 03, 2016 - 09:26 GMT
With Daesh spreading into Libya, how will the West's strategy change?