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A member of the Iraqi government forces looks at a burnt-out vehicle as they secure the town of Sharqat, around 50 miles south of Mosul, on September 23, 2016, the day after recapturing city from Daesh. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
September 25, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
The militants first opened fire on a checkpoint, then went on to detonate a car bomb.
Iraqi forces drive through the town of Qayarrah, near the air base attacked by Daesh. (AFP/File)
September 22, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
US officials reported that Daesh fired a shell containing low-purity mustard gas at the Qayarrah air base.
Iraqi forces roll through the Anbar province. (AFP/File)
September 21, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Iraqi army forces continue to make gains in the Daesh-controlled Anbar province as they push toward Mosul.
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September 20, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Iraq says its army and volunteer forces have begun operations to rid a town near the Daesh stronghold of Mosul of the extremist group’s presence.
Baghdad's Nakheel mall pictured on September 10, 2016 in the aftermath of two car bomb blasts which killed at least 13 people and wounded another 30. (AFP/File)
September 20, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Daesh militants reportedly attacked a security headquarters in al-Rutba in western Iraq, police officer Ahmed al-Duleimi.
Iraqi women surveil the aftermath of a massive bombing in Baghdad's Karrada neighbourhood on July 4, 2016. (AFP/File)
September 17, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
A military patrol struck a roadside bomb in al-Tarmiya, north of Baghdad, killing two soldiers and injuring four others,
Iraqi protesters climb over a concrete wall surrounding the parliament after breaking into Baghdad's heavily fortified
September 17, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
On Friday protesters gathered at Tahrir Square in Baghdad, calling for change in governmental organizations.
US President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One following the closing ceremony of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), at the Wattay International Airport in Vientiane on September 8, 2016. (AFP/Noel Celis)
September 11, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Obama noted progress against extremist groups, but added that the 'threat has evolved.'
Displaced Iraqi civilians wait to receive assistance after fleeing Fallujah. (AFP/File)
September 10, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The US-led coalition aims to retake Mosul by the end of the year.
The remains of a car bomb. (AFP/Younis al-Bayati)
September 10, 2016 - 03:00 GMT
Two suicide bombings at a Baghdad mall killed at least a dozen people in Baghdad late Friday evening.
A French aircraft carrier. (AFP/File)
September 09, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
France is sending weapons and an aircraft carrier to Iraqi forces in advance of a planned operation on Mosul.
An Iraqis woman cries on September 6, 2016 in the aftermath of a car bomb explosion - one of many in Baghdad in the week leading up to Eid. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
September 08, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
Two bombings in Baghdad killed three people on Thursday morning.
A Syrian mother and her child are seen in an informal camp near Lebanon's Arsal. (AFP/File)
September 07, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
A new UNICEF report says the number of child refugees has jumped by 75 percent over the last five years.
Iraqi protesters climb over a concrete wall surrounding the parliament after breaking into Baghdad. (AFP/File)
September 07, 2016 - 11:51 GMT
Saif fights the so-called Islamic State for a living and can barely pay his bills. Falih is desperate to leave Iraq, but can’t get a visa. Abdullah works for the government but says it’s corrupt.
Members of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units drive into Tikrit, Iraq in 2015. (AFP/File)
September 07, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Iraqi forces discovered three graves of 30 victims, believed to be the remains of Iraqi air force cadets killed by Daesh in 2014.
Jacket belonging to an Iraqi Army uniform lies on the ground in some 10km of east of Mosul. (AFP/File)
September 07, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The UN aid group provided the residents of Qayyarah with food supplies to last one full month.