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Iraqi forces moving 'faster than expected' on Mosul, said Iraq's Prime Minister. (AFP/File)
January 17, 2017 - 10:58 GMT
Clashes occurred in Shurta and Andalus districts where at least three Daesh suicide car bombs targeted Iraqi forces in Andalus.
The Iraqi military, backed up by US airstrikes, is fighting to retake Mosul from Daesh militants who captured the city in 2014. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
Markets are back selling food as people venture out onto the streets and repairs are being carried out.
Iraqi troops inspect scene of car bomb in Baghdad. (AFP/Ahmed al-Rubaye)
January 15, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Three bomb attacks have struck several areas across Iraq, leaving nearly two dozen people dead and 46 more wounded.
An Iraqi army soldier fires his machine gun at Islamic State positions in Mosul's al-Sahiroun neighborhood on January 12, 2017. (AFP/Dimitar Dolkoff)
January 14, 2017 - 11:38 GMT
A security source, speaking anonymously to al-Sumeria, said the full liberation of the university’s premises occurred on Saturday.
Iraqi army soldiers hold a flag from the Daesh jihadist group up-side-down. (AFP/File)
January 13, 2017 - 11:05 GMT
The troops "liberated" the district of al-Sadria in the eastern section of Mosul where the university is located, Rasheed said in a statement without giving casualty figures.
Iraqi forces gesture as they gather at the Qayyarah military base in preparation of an assault. (AFP/File)
January 11, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Daesh still holds all Mosul districts west of the river.
Iraqi SWAT policemen show their skills during a ceremony to mark the 95th anniversary of the creation of the Iraqi police at the Shaabiyah training camp in the southern city of Basra on January 9, 2017. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
January 10, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The meetings are expected to address re-opening of the Trebil border crossing, security coordination, and economic concerns.
An Iraqi special forces Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) member shoots at a drone flown by Daesh in Mosul's al-Rifaq neighborhood on January 8, 2017. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
January 09, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Iraqi forces have regained momentum in a new push to retake the city.
Since the operation began last October, Iraqi forces have reportedly recaptured more than a quarter of Mosul, once considered Iraq's second largest city in terms of population. (AFP/File)
January 09, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Thousands leave city in days as Iraqi army launches second phase of effort to remove Daesh militants.
A member of the Iraqi special forces Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) patrols Mosul's Al-Zahraa neighborhood on January 7, 2017 during an ongoing military operation against Daesh. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
January 08, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Daesh launched two howitzer attacks in separate parts of the embattled city.
Iraqis salvage vegetables from the site of an attack at Baghdad's main vegetable market on January 8, 2017. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
January 08, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Eighteen others were injured when a car bomb was detonated at a main public market.
After retaking Fallujah in June, Iraqi security forces are focused on Mosul, the Islamic State group's de facto capital in the country. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
January 07, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Iraqi forces, backed by US-led air power, are pressing ahead with the campaign launched in mid-October to retake Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, which has been under Islamic State control since mid-2014.
Iraqi soldiers monitor a checkpoint east of Baghdad on January 6, 2014. (AFP/Ali Al-Saadi)
January 06, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Government forces, backed by tribal fighters, started the onslaught aimed at recapturing the towns of Anah, Rawa and al-Qaim in Iraq's western province of Anbar.
A member of the Iraqi pro-government forces stands in a street as they advance in Mosul's southeastern Sumer neighbourhood on December 29, 2016. (AFP/Ahman Al-Rubaye)
January 04, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Forces seen fighting street-to-street on Tuesday were from the elite Counter Terrorism Service.
Around 1,700 Iraqi military recruits were executed in June 2014 after Daesh terrorists seized control of the western city of Tikrit. (AFP/File)
January 04, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The remains of the victims’ bodies, which were found submerged in Tigris River under tree branches.
Iraqi special forces patrol the Al-Quds neighbourhood after recapturing it from Daesh, on January 3, 2017. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
January 03, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The soldier was killed during a training exercise, not in combat.