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July 5, 2015

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said certain terms "falsely attach" extremist attacks with Islam. (AFP/File)
16:15 GMT
"Savages" made the list of acceptable terms to use.
The refinery town of Baiji has changed hands several times since it was first seized by Daesh in June 2014. (AFP/File)
14:16 GMT
Two Daesh suicide bombs preceded an attack on the the northern Iraqi town of Baiji, home to Iraq's largest oil refinery, forcing army troops and Shiite militia out of the town center.
Fighter jets from the Iraqi air force. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT
The self-proclaimed governor for the town of al-Rutbah, along with a number of other militants, were killed in airstrikes in Anbar province.
Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Popular Mobilization units wave their guns in the town of Baiji north of Tikrit, as they fight alongside Iraqi forces agains tDaesh to try to retake the strategic northern Iraqi town for a second time, on July 2, 2015. Baghdad regained control of Baiji. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
07:38 GMT
Daesh remains in control of approximately 40 percent of Iraqi territory, including vast oil fields.
An elderly displaced Iraqi woman, who fled her home in the city of Ramadi after it was seized by Daesh, stands at a makeshift camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Baghdad, on June 30, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
07:05 GMT
Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabour highlighted that few families return to their homes because of the "the conditions imposed upon them by some entities that attribute themselves to al-Hashd al-Shaabi and the armed forces.”
An Iraqi soldier travels away from Mosul after Daesh's takeover of the city in June 2014.  (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)
05:00 GMT
Iraqi jets flew over Daesh-controlled Mosul over the weekend, dropping pamphlets promising to retake the city from the extremist group.

July 4, 2015

One of the bombs exploded in a commercial street in eastern Baghdad. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
06:00 GMT
Iraqi officials say eight people have been killed and over a dozen others wounded when three bomb attacks hit the capital, Baghdad, and the town of Madain to its southeast.

July 3, 2015

Iraqi fighters undergo training.Though the majority-Shiite popular mobilization forces have so far been instrumental in Iraq's fight against Daesh, U.S. officials say they've recruited around 6,000 Sunni tribesmen from Anbar province for training.  (AFP/Mohammed Sawf)
07:54 GMT
Though the majority-Shiite popular mobilization forces have so far been instrumental in Iraq's fight against Daesh, U.S. officials say they've recruited 6,000 Sunni tribesmen from Anbar province for training at a base outside Ramadi.

July 2, 2015

Daesh controls one-fifth of Iraq's 10,000 world-renowned historical sites. (AFP/File)
17:55 GMT
UNESCO head Irina Bokova met with experts in London to discuss the extent of looting of ancient sites by the Daesh group.
Japanese journalist Kenji Goto was one of 71 journalists killed in the first six months of 2015. (AFP/File)
14:41 GMT
War in the Middle East is being blamed for a seven percent rise in the number of journalists killed in the first six months of this year.
In October media reports said Daesh beheaded nine Kurdish fighters, three of them women. (AFP/File)
08:50 GMT
A cursory Google image search says otherwise.
Images were uploaded of a bag that seemed to sport a Daesh flag. (AFP/File)
05:43 GMT
Images were uploaded of a bag that seemed to sport a Daesh flag.
The Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights reported 4,722 people have been killed since June 2014. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
The Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights reported 4,722 people have been killed since June 2014.

July 1, 2015

Egyptian security sources told Arabic news Wednesday more than 60 soldiers were killed. (AFP/File)
11:29 GMT
Egyptian security sources told Arabic news Wednesday at least 70 soldiers were killed.

June 30, 2015

Iraqi army soldiers stand before a conference on fighting Daesh attended by Iraq's tribal leaders, militiamen and members of the government, at the Al-Asad air base, in Iraq's mainly Sunni Anbar province. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
Iraqi soldiers have retaken full control of Jebbeh near the city of Hit in Anbar province.
Walmart issued an apology after the retail giant designed a cake with a Daesh flag. (AFP/Frederic J. Brown)
12:22 GMT
Walmart may want to look into some cultural sensitivity training.
While al-Qaeda claims to be fighting for the establishment of an Islamic State, Daesh purports to be one. (AFP/File)
09:57 GMT
While al-Qaeda claims to be fighting for the establishment of an Islamic State, Daesh purports to be one.
Iraqi medics attend to a wounded man at a hospital in Fallujah, west of Baghdad, on May 17, 2013 following a bomb blast in a coffee shop (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
At least 71 civilians have been killed and 90 injured since the beginning of Ramadan due to the repeated shelling of Fallujah city in Iraq’s western Anbar province

June 28, 2015

North Oil Company COO Saad al-Kabalaie was killed after attackers forced him to stop his vehicle. (AFP/File)
15:54 GMT
North Oil Company COO Saad al-Kabalaie was killed after attackers forced him to stop his vehicle.
Daesh killed over 60 people after attacks in Tunisia and Kuwait on Friday. (AFP/File)
04:06 GMT
Recent Daesh attacks may leave non-Muslims perceiving the religion in an unfair light.
Daesh's attack at a beach resort in Tunisia's city of Sousse killed 38 and injured dozens more. (AFP/File)
02:42 GMT
Here's what experts said about Daesh before the holy month began.

June 27, 2015

Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk province. (AFP/File)
19:06 GMT
At least 80 Daesh militants were killed in airstrikes conducted by Iraqi air forces Saturday.
A fresh wave of explosions targeting public places in the Iraqi capital killed 12 and injured 34 on Saturday. (AFP/File)
16:18 GMT
A fresh wave of explosions targeting public places in the Iraqi capital killed 12 and injured 34 on Saturday.

June 26, 2015

Iran has accelerated drilling of its largest oilfield that it shares with Iraq to catch up with other nations' production. (AFP/File)
14:34 GMT
Iran has accelerated drilling of its largest oilfield that it shares with Iraq to catch up with other nations' production.
Iraqi Yazidi women who fled the violence in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
14:19 GMT
The women were sold for between $500 and $2,000 in Syria's eastern province of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Search teams found the body of Sadiq at the site of the crash. (Twitter)
14:06 GMT
Iraqi pilot Rasid Mohammad Sadiq was killed during a routine aerial refueling maneuver in the United States.

June 25, 2015

An image released on Twitter shows news coverage of the crash which started a small fire 120 miles southeast of Tucson, Arizona
17:38 GMT
An Iraqi pilot was flying an F-16 that crashed in Arizona on Thursday. The fate of the pilot is still unknown.
Iraqi men inspect charred vehicles at a parking-lot at the Beirut Square, east of the capital Baghdad, following an explosion on June 24, 2015. Elsewhere, in the city of Baquba a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb at a gathering of Iraqi Sunni tribal leaders, killing at least 14 people in an attack claimed by Daesh. (AFP/Ahmed al-Rubaye)
09:04 GMT
Washington couldn't solve the 2006 sectarian war in Iraq, so what makes America think this time will be different?

June 24, 2015

A spokesman for the Pentagon told reporters Shia militia members have no interaction with American forces.
14:16 GMT
A Pentagon spokesman on Tuesday confirmed rumors of Shia militia members on an Iraq base where US troops are stationed, saying the militia members serve in a 'liaison capacity.'
An Iraqi man speaks with a soldier at the site of a car bomb explosion in a commercial district of new Baghdad on August 26, 2014. (AFP/File)
13:00 GMT
A car bomb exploded near the house of a tribal elder in the al-Neda district east of the provincial capital, Baquba.

June 23, 2015

The latest video is one of the most brutal yet to be released by Daesh (Screenshot)
16:36 GMT
A new video released by Daesh shows the brutal murders of 16 prisoners in what is thought to be one of the group's cruelest videos to date.
Around half a million Iraqis were killed as a result of the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. (AFP/File)
07:48 GMT
A close aide to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the Iraq invasion of 2003 was a mistake. Lord Falconer regretted the war despite fully supporting it at the time.
Australian national Khaled Sharrouf was reportedly killed in Mosul last week. (AFP/File)
06:40 GMT
Two Australian nationals who joined Daesh were reportedly killed in the Iraqi city of Mosul. The Australian government has yet to confirm the deaths.

June 22, 2015

The first-place winner gets a "young" girl. (AFP/File)
18:12 GMT
The first-place winner gets a "young" girl, while second- and third-place winners get teenage girls.
Two Iraqi officers were killed and another injured Monday when gunmen opened fire on a vehicle transporting the officials. (AFP/File)
13:34 GMT
Two Iraqi officers were killed and another injured Monday when gunmen opened fire on a vehicle transporting the officials.
Allegations of ethnic cleansing conducted by Kurdish forces were released shortly after the YPG took Tal Abyad from Daesh. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
09:31 GMT
Sunni allegations of Kurds' ethnic cleansing have deeper implications.