Iraqi government forces gather next to their vehicles during an operation to retake the area from Daesh on June 15, 2016 in Fallujah's southern Shuhada neighbourhood (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
June 23, 2016 - 12:04 GMT
Troops pressed ahead in the town of Qayyarah where its strategic location and an airfield there make it ideal for a final push to liberate Mosul, which serves as Daesh's de facto capital in Iraq.
Displaced Iraqis, who fled the western city of Fallujah, carry bags of food donated by a non-government organization called Preemptive Love Coalition at a makeshift camp housing Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the city of al-Khalidiyah. (AFP/File)
June 22, 2016 - 18:00 GMT
A senior Iraqi commander says nearly 2,500 Daesh fighters have been killed during a month-long offensive to recapture the strategic western city of Fallujah from the extremists.
Turkish fighter jets hit PKK targets Monday night. (AFP/file)
June 22, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
The airstrikes in northern Iraq destroyed five PKK targets, including shelters, hideouts, and ammunition dumps.
Shia militiamen in the Anbar province of Iraq. (AFP/File)
June 21, 2016 - 18:00 GMT
A suicide bomber detonated outside a Shia militia office that had been previously accused of human rights abuses.
An American soldier walks through a fence at the Taji military base in northern Baghdad in 2014. (AFP/File)
June 20, 2016 - 17:30 GMT
A suicide bombing at the entrance of a military camp killed four and wounded a dozen in northern Baghdad.
Yazidi Iraqi women queue in order to get food at the Bajid Kandala camp in Kurdistan's western Dohuk province (AFP/Ahmad Al Rubaye)
June 20, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
“Iraqi forces involved in Fallujah’s operation have managed to free 354 Izadi women, who were abducted by militants of Daesh organization after they took control of the Izadi-majority Shingal region," according to the director of Izadi Affairs.
An Iraqi soldier bodychecks men in Baghdad as they arrive to volunteer to join the fight against a major offensive by jihadists in northern Iraq on June 13, 2014. Iraqi forces have clashed with militants advancing on the city of Baquba, just 60 kilometres north of Baghdad. (AFP/Ali Al Saadi)
June 20, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
The executions were reported to have been conducted in revenge for the killing of a senior police officer in clashes with Daesh militants near Amerli last week.
Jordanian police standing guard at a border crossing near Syria. (AFP/File)
June 20, 2016 - 07:14 GMT
Khaled Rabiee reportedly hid 100 pounds of explosives in a forest, but was arrested before he could carry out an attack.
Iraqi forces check a building in the Officers neighborhood of Fallujah as they try to clear the city of Daesh fighters still holed up in the city on June 19, 2016. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
June 20, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Iraqi forces launched an offensive against Daesh near Mosul a day after declaring Fallujah 'liberated.'
Iraqi forces patrol the outskirts of Ramadi. (AFP/File)
June 19, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The onslaught, backed by US-led airstrikes, is aimed at "liberating" the town of Qayyara south of Mosul, the army said in a statement.
Iraqi forces help families near al-Sejar Village, in Iraq’s Anbar Province, after helping them flee the city of Fallujah, May 27, 2016. (AFP/File)
June 18, 2016 - 09:03 GMT
The announcement came hours after US-backed Iraqi forces retook key installations, including a government compound and a major hospital, in the centre of Fallujah from Daesh.
Iraqi counter-terrorism forces lean against a wall riddled with bullet holes in Fallujah. (AFP/Jean Marc Mojon)
June 17, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Iraqi forces have pushed into central Fallujah, recapturing a major government compound from Daesh fighters.
Iraqi counter-terrorism forces drive through a southern neighborhood in Fallujah. (AFP/Jean Marc Mojon)
June 17, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Iraqi forces retook the Nazzal district in the south of Fallujah from Daesh militants, who are allegedly hiding under the city in tunnels.
Yazidi men overlook a mass grave of Yazidi victims killed by Daesh. (AFP/File)
June 16, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
The UN formally classified Daesh's actions against the Yazidi minority as genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
Iraqis who fled fighting between government forces and Daesh in Fallujah fill jerrycans with water at a camp for displaced people in Amriyat al-Fallujah on June 14, 2016. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
June 15, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
Iraqi forces have seized several villages outside Fallujah in an ongoing battle against Daesh.
Iraqi civilians who fled the fighting between Iraqi forces and Daesh in Fallujah meet with officials visiting their camp. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
June 15, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
MSF reports that civilians fleeing the fighting in Fallujah are faced with a severe shortage of basic necessities once they reach the outskirts of town.