Kurdish peshmerga foiled an attack involving seven suicide bombers in explosives-rigged vehicles. (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)
October 25, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Peshmerga troops killed four Daesh suicide bombers at Eski Mosul, north of the city, and a fifth blew himself up.
Iraqi forces gather in the area of al-Shourah, some 45 kms south of Mosul, as they advance towards the city to retake it from the Islamic State on Monday. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
October 25, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The brief statement from the Military Information Unit of the Iraqi armed forces came after Turkish state news agency Anadolu quoted Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Sunday saying that Turkish troops were backing Kurdish Peshmerga forces at their request.
Iraqis flee from fighting in the Mosul area. (AFP/File)
October 24, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
The United Nations has said several thousand people have fled areas around Mosul since the military operation began.
The file photo shows Abu Wahib (L), a top commander of the Daesh. (AFP/File)
October 24, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The attack on Rutbah, near a strategic junction where the highway west from Baghdad forks towards the Syrian and Jordanian borders, is typical of the group's tactic of launching a major assault elsewhere when it comes under military pressure.
Iraqis hold crossed-out portraits of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a December 2015 demonstration to demand the withdrawal of Turkish forces from Iraq. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
October 24, 2016 - 07:48 GMT
Yildrim also criticized Iraq's leadership, saying it was "being provocative" with recent comments and said Ankara will continue to have a presence in Iraq.
Iraqi troops on Saturday mounted a major attack to recapture a mostly Christian town near Mosul from Daesh. (AFP/File)
October 23, 2016 - 09:03 GMT
Speaking after meeting US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter in Baghdad, al-Abadi denied that any agreement had been reached on a Turkish role in the fight for Iraq's second-largest city.
Members of Iraqi pro-government forces drive towards the frontline on October 21, 2016 near the village of Tall al-Tibah, some 30 kilometers south of Mosul. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
October 22, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Several police buildings were attacked and 18 security force members were killed.
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 21, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
A campaign of violence continues in Baghdad, targeting a local market and killing civilians.
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.
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 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.