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July 1, 2016

A Daesh militant carries his flag. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Desh recaptured the Hamdan airport on the Syria-Iraq border from the New Syrian Army and US forces.

June 30, 2016

The agreement grants Iraq a one-year grace period and a total of 8 1/2 years to pay for military purchases.  (Twitter)
14:00 GMT
The finance deal will allow Iraqi security forces to defer payment for the purchase of ammunition and maintenance of its F-16 aircraft and M1A1 Abrams tanks.
PKK fighters take position with their rife during a traning session. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
The fighter jets destroyed six PKK targets in Hakurk and Avasin and two in Semdinli, including shelters, hideouts, and ammunition dumps, according to the statement.
Iraqi children displaced from the city of Fallujah sleep at a newly opened camp where hundreds of displaced Iraqis are taking shelter in Amriyat al-Fallujah on June 27, 2016, south of Fallujah. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
10:00 GMT
One third of all Iraqi children are in need of humanitarian aid.

June 29, 2016

US Secretary of State John Kerry (AFP/File)
16:58 GMT
The US Secretary of State made the remarks at a press conference Tuesday and was slammed by some on social media, so is he right?
Daesh militants on a road at the Syrian-Iraqi border. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT
Syrian rebels and US forces seized the Hamdan airport near the Syrian-Iraqi border.
Iraqi soldiers stationed on the outskirts of Mosul. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Iraqi security forces have made new gains on the ground against the Daesh group as they are trying to recapture the country’s second-largest city of Mosul from the militants.

June 28, 2016

Jordanian soldiers on patrol on the Jordan-Iraq border. (AFP/File)
11:26 GMT
The latest attack on Jordan's borders comes a day after the militant group claimed an attack at al-Rukban refugee camp that killed six officers.
Iraqis displaced from the city of Fallujah collect aid distributed by the Norwegian Refugee Council at a newly opened camp in Amriyat al-Fallujah on June 27, 2016, south of Fallujah. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
07:30 GMT
Fallujah residents had already been suffering from lack of food and medical care for months.
A man surveys the debris of the al-Fateh mosque, bombed by militants in Iraq earlier this year. (AFP/File)
05:30 GMT
A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in western Baghdad on Monday night, killing at least a dozen people.

June 27, 2016

Civilans flee fighting in Fallujah (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
21:29 GMT
Twitter abounds with images of the city which up until this month spent the last two years under Daesh rule.

June 26, 2016

Sadrist protesters outside of Baghdad's Green Zone react to canisters of tear gas. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
14:27 GMT
Moqtada al-Sadr has threatened more protests unless the government resigns.
Iraqis displaced from al-Buthiab area north of Ramadi sit on the side of a street after arriving at a makeshift camp on June 25, 2016. (AFP/Moadh al-Dulaimi)
11:30 GMT
Lieutenant Gen. Abdul Wahab al-Saidi declared the battle for Fallujah over, adding that some 1,800 Daesh militants were killed in the operation.
Iraqi government forces flash the sign of victory on their tank on June 22, 2016, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Qayyarah, during their operation to take the city and make it a launch pad for an assault on Mosul. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
The commander of Iraq’s popular mobilization forces, Hadi al-Ameri, says the city of Fallujah is days away from being fully cleared from Daesh militants.

June 23, 2016

Mesopotamian architecture south of Baghdad (AFP)
20:53 GMT
Muslim clerics met with backlash after proposing to rename Babel (Babylon), Middle East Eye reports.
A view of the Assyrian Christian village of Baqofah, Iraq from atop Dwekh Nawsha’s base. Dwekh Nawsha is an Assyrian paramilitary group allied with the peshmerga.
12:55 GMT
Take a look inside Baqofah, Iraq: an abandoned Assyrian Christian village on the frontlines with Daesh.
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)
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.
The academy educates military and civilian personnel in public administration, management logistics, strategic planning and analysis, rule of law and governance. (Wikimedia Commons)
06:14 GMT
The US Army contract is for equipment, training, sustainment and support for the Iraqi academy which educates future military and civilian leaders.

June 22, 2016

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)
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)
08:30 GMT
The airstrikes in northern Iraq destroyed five PKK targets, including shelters, hideouts, and ammunition dumps.

June 21, 2016

Shia militiamen in the Anbar province of Iraq. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT
A suicide bomber detonated outside a Shia militia office that had been previously accused of human rights abuses.

June 20, 2016

An American soldier walks through a fence at the Taji military base in northern Baghdad in 2014. (AFP/File)
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)
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)
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.
Rumaila, one of the world's largest oil fields, began production in 1954. (
12:00 GMT
The UK-based engineering company will complete conceptual studies and pre-front end engineering design work at its Rumaila oil field.
Jordanian police standing guard at a border crossing near Syria. (AFP/File)
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)
07:00 GMT
Iraqi forces launched an offensive against Daesh near Mosul a day after declaring Fallujah 'liberated.'

June 19, 2016

Iraqi forces patrol the outskirts of Ramadi. (AFP/File)
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.

June 18, 2016

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)
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.