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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)
September 27, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Police officials said the attacker approached a group of construction workers and detonated his explosives-laden vest on Tuesday in the Baghdad Jadida area.
An Iraqi man walks near smoke billowing from oil wells, set ablaze by Daesh militants before fleeing the oil-producing region of Qayyarah, on August 30, 2016. (AFP/File)
September 27, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The Pentagon says that Daesh could use mustard gas to defend against an offensive by the Iraqi forces to retake Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city.
Iraqi army soldiers. (AFP/File)
September 26, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The Iraqi Defense Ministry stated that only Iraqi and local fighters will advance on Daesh on Mosul.
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.