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Shia fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization) paramilitaries drive through a desert area near the village of Al-Boutha al-Sharqiyah, west of Mosul, on December 2, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
December 05, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Meanwhile, four Iraqi soldiers were killed during a Daesh attack on a military facility in Haditha.
Iraqis walk past the wreckage of a vehicle in the aftermath of a bomb explosion in Baghdad's Al-Karkh district on December 4, 2016. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
December 04, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Daesh has been stepping up its attacks in different parts of Iraq in revenge for the heavy hits the group has taken in the Mosul fight.
On Wednesday, Iraqi Special Forces wrested the control of the al-Shaqaq neighborhood from Daesh. (AFP/File)
December 01, 2016 - 11:59 GMT
The victims were heading to government security checkpoints along with their families when they were hit.
The Anglo-Dutch is the operator of the giant Majnoon field near Basrah in southern Iraq which started production in 2014. (Shell)
November 30, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
The Anglo-Dutch company, which has been present in Iraq for over a century, has found only limited financial benefits in recent years from its involvement in Iraq’s oil production.
Iraqi oil fields on fire outside of Mosul. (AFP/File)
November 29, 2016 - 07:07 GMT
Iraqi special forces claim to have killed nearly 1,000 Daesh militants in the battle for Mosul.
A woman cycling is a rare sight in Baghdad (Pixabay)
November 28, 2016 - 13:45 GMT
The picture has been met with a wave of support on Facebook.
A displaced Iraqi man from the Yazidi community carries his daughter as they cross the Iraqi-Syrian border at the Fishkhabur crossing, in northern Iraq, on August 11, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
November 28, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Mahma Xelil, the mayor of Sinjar, said the latest discovery brings to 29 the number of Yazidi mass graves unearthed so far.
A Christian PMU soldier stands in a newly-liberated Catholic Monastery, southeast of Mosul (Safin Hamed/AFP)
November 27, 2016 - 10:54 GMT
Opinion has been varied on social media.
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters fire a mortar shell from the top of Mount Zardak, about 25 kilometres east of Mosul. (AFP/File)
November 26, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
The military has faced setbacks, reportedly battling Daesh snipers, suicide bombers and drones. But officers say progress is being made and Iraqi soldiers have killed around 1,000 jihadists in recent days.
The Islamic extremist group Daesh has claimed responsibility for the deadly bombing. (AFP/File)
November 25, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
A truck loaded with explosives went off on Thursday at a gas station in the Shomali village in the suburbs of the city of al-Hilla, located 120 kilometers
The delegation has prepared an integrated file containing several topics, notably the stable security situation in Baghdad, Basra, Karbala, and Kurdistan
November 24, 2016 - 15:51 GMT
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Abdul-Hussein Abtan chaired Iraqi delegation that will travel to Switzerland to meet the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA).
In mid-2014, the extremist group overran vast swathes of territory in northern and western Iraq, including Mosul. (AFP/File)
November 24, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Zeyad Kharoufa is believed to have been responsible for terror group's elaborate propaganda machine
Smoke billows as Iraqi forces hold a position on October 17, 2016 near Mosul. (AFP/File)
November 23, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Peshmerga sources confirm that the Popular Mobilization militias have gained control of the road leading south-west from the Daesh-held town of Tel Afar west of Mosul towards the Syrian border.
There are fears the exodus of civilians from Mosul is only just beginning. (AFP/File)
November 22, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Roughly half are children, according to the agency.
Around 79,000 civilians have been displaced since anti-Daesh operations in Mosul began last month. (AFP/File)
November 22, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
“The exodus of refugees is still continuing from areas that see clashes between security forces and Daesh militants.”
Egyptian President Sisi meets his Portuguese counterpart on Monday (Jose Manuel Ribeiro/AFP)
November 21, 2016 - 17:28 GMT
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