Iraqi soldiers look on as smoke rises from the Qayyarah area, some 35 miles south of Mosul, on October 19, 2016, as Iraqi forces take part in an operation against Daesh to retake the main city. (AFP/Yasin Akgul)
October 20, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
A Kurdish security source said coalition forces aim to strike Daesh from three sides in the mission to recapture Mosul.
'Under the Shadow' has been selected as the British entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. (GetMovieNews)
October 20, 2016 - 09:25 GMT
'Under the Shadow' has been selected as the British entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.
A Peshmerga soldier east of Mosul (AFP/File)
October 19, 2016 - 14:15 GMT
CNN, Al Jazeera, Facebook and local media have livestreamed the battle, which began Monday.
A member of Iraqi forces gestures as troops head to the frontline on October 18, 2016 near the town of Qayyarah, south of Mosul, during the operation to recapture the city from Daesh. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
October 19, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Pockets of armed resistance are slowing Iraqi forces as they make their way to Mosul.
Displaced Iraqis from the Bajwaniyah village, about 30 kms south of Mosul, who fled fighting in the Mosul area approach security forces on October 18, 2016 after they liberated the village from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
October 19, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The US and EU have pledged aid to support up to 1 million civilians that are expected to flee Mosul as the fight intensifies.
The view towards Mosul from a Peshmerga military base in Bashiqa (Al Bawaba/Adam Lucente)
October 18, 2016 - 20:42 GMT
The reports emerged as the Iraqi army-led offensive began against the militant group’s largest city.
The Iraqi army is deploying thousands of soldiers to a northern base in preparation for operations to retake the Islamic State (IS) group's hub of Mosul
October 18, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Protesters carried Iraqi flags and demanded that the Turks withdraw from Bashiqa base, in line with repeated requests by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
Storage tanks at the Tawke oil field in Zakho, a Kurdish area 400km north of Baghdad. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
October 18, 2016 - 11:29 GMT
“We weren’t getting any of the benefits of the oil we were protecting. The government just took the oil and didn’t work with the local people.”
Iraqi refugees arriving in Erbil from Mosul. (AFP/File)
October 18, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
The rights group has accused paramilitary groups and government forces on one occasion of rounding up thousands of older boys and men who were then tortured, forcibly disappeared or extrajudicially executed.
Iraqi forces load artillery outside Mosul. (AFP/File)
October 18, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
President Masoud Barzani of Iraqi Kurdistan said that Iraq's forces and Kurdish Peshmerga troops have cleared some 200 square kilometres of land that were under the control of Islamic State in the first day of the campaign to capture Mosul.
Iraqi soldiers and civilians check the damage after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle in northern Baghdad's Sadr City, May 17, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad al Rubaye)
October 17, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The targeted procession was part of wider Shia religious events marking Ashura, a commemoration of the death of Hussein, the grandson of the prophet Mohammed.
During a military operation launched by the Kurdish peshmerga forces near Mosul, Iraq's second city and the Islamic State group's de facto capital in the country, one Iraqi Kurdish reporter was killed and another wounded in August 2016. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
October 17, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Peshmerga troops are fighting alongside Iraqi security forces to dislodge Daesh extremist militia from Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city.
Iraqi security forces inspect the site of a bombing in Baghdad on October 16, 2016. (AFP/File)
October 17, 2016 - 09:13 GMT
No immediate reports were available on possible casualties from the Monday explosion.
Iraqi forces gather at the Qayyarah military base, about 60 kilometres (35 miles) south of Mosul, on October 16, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
October 17, 2016 - 06:46 GMT
Mosul, which is located in Nineveh, is the largest city controlled by the Sunni extremist group, with a population of over 2 million before the conflict.
Iraq thrashed Thailand 4-0 in their 2018 World Cup qualifying game on Tuesday to earn a first win on the road to Russia
October 16, 2016 - 15:53 GMT
Iran national football team will play a friendly match with Iraq in early November.
Kurdish Peshmerga forces look at a checkpoint held by Daesh militants on June 16, 2014 in Iraq's second city of Mosul. (AFP Photo/Karim Sahib)
October 16, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
American howitzers, deployed some 20 kilometers away from Mosul city center, were reportedly hitting Daesh targets.