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An Iraqi policeman in Ramadi sits on an armored vehicle mounted with a national flag on Feb. 12, 2016, after security forces retook the eastern outskirts of the city from Daesh. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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As Saudi conducts a joint military exercise and plans for a possible ground invasion of Syria, Iraq has said incursion on its borders will not be tolerated.
Iraqi special forces take part in a drill simulating a hostage rescue operation at an Iraqi army base on June 19, 2013. (Twitter)
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Iraqi military deployed troops to a base southeast of Mosul for a mission to recapture Mosul. The operation will involve approximately 4500 forces.

February 11, 2016

Isa Dare, dubbed "Jihadi Junior", is the four-year-old shown in the latest Daesh propaganda video. (AFP/File)
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In the latest video release from Daesh, a four-year-old boy is seen blowing up a car containing four men accused of spying.

February 9, 2016

Iraqi pro-government forces drive their armored vehicles in the Jwaibah area, on the eastern outskirts of Ramadi, on February 8, 2016. (AFP/Moadh al-Dulaimi)
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Iraqi forces and their allies were able to retake the last remaining Daesh strongholds surrounding Ramadi.
A spokesman for the Iraqi embassy in the US denied that Baghdad has ever withheld US military aid to the Peshmerga. (File photo)
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A Kurdish Iraqi official has said that the KRG needs US assistance to cover salaries, logistics and transport in order to defeat Daesh.

February 8, 2016

A member of Iraq's elite counter-terrorism service sits in a vehicle after being wounded in fighting with Daesh militants on February 3, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Some 4,500 soldiers are expected to arrive at a military base near Makhmur, 70 km southeast of Mosul.
Syrian government forces in the village of Tal Jabin, north of the embattled city of Aleppo, as they advanced to break a three-year rebel siege of two government-held Shia villages, Nubol and Zahraa, on February 3, 2016. (AFP/George Ourfalian)
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The Syrian regime tightens its grip around rebel held Fallujah and Aleppo preparing for a costly and possibly lengthy siege.
Security forces inspect the aftermath of deadly attack carried out by Daesh in a mall in Baghdad. (Hindustan Times)
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The Iraqi Interior Ministry's spokesman said the "wall" would include an increased number of checkpoints around Baghdad.
The aftermath of a car bombing in Baghdad in November. (AFP/File)
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A string of attacks in Iraq yesterday left ten dead.
Canada is planning withdraw its six F18s from the anti-Daesh campaign in March. (AFP/File)
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Prime Minister Trudeau wants a more holistic approach to the conflict with Daesh which means pulling its warplanes out of the US-led coalition.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari (R) meeting with the new Saudi ambassador to Iraqi Thamer al-Sabhan in the capital Baghdad in January 2016. (AFP/File)
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Saudi Arabia also plans to open an embassy in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, following a 25-year hiatus.

February 7, 2016

The Pentagon has released photos from criminal investigations into allegations of misconduct. (Twitter)
17:00 GMT
The investigations are a response to allegations of abuse of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Genel has received a total of $16.3M from the KRG for oil exported through a pipeline through Turkey. (Twitter)
08:24 GMT
The Kurdish government has sold approximately 19 million barrels since it began independent oil exports in June.

February 6, 2016

Iraqi firemen work at four-star Capitol Hotel in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on February 5, 2016. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
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"Until now, 17 people died, among them 14 foreign nationals, the majority from the Philippines," a spokesman said.

February 5, 2016

A US official says Daesh is on the rise in Libya. (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)
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A US official claims the number of Daesh militants in Iraq and Syria are falling, but rising in Libya.

February 4, 2016

The wall will shut down some 50 checkpoints scattered throughout the city. (AFP/File)
15:38 GMT
Iraq is currently constructing a wall around Baghdad in an effort to improve security.
A recently arrived F-16 sits on the tarmac in Iraq on July 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
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The arrival of the warplanes brings the total number of F-16s in Iraq's air force to six.

February 3, 2016

Iraqi soldiers patrol the suburbs of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province, 120 kilometers west of Baghdad, on February 2, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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The operation Wednesday marks a small step towards the ultimate goal of recapturing Mosul.
The US will spend some $1.8 billion for smart weaponry in the war against Daesh. (File photo)
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The Pentagon has announced that it is increasing funding for the war against Daesh by more than 50 percent.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani declared in a press conference in Erbil, on Feb. 3, 2016, that the "time has come" to hold a referendum on Kurdish statehood. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
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The referendum will raise tensions between Baghdad and the Kurdish autonomous region, both of which are suffering from plummeting oil prices.
Libya is facing a new wave of devastation with Daesh looming. (AFP/File)
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With Daesh spreading into Libya, how will the West's strategy change?
The Mosul dam could potentially collapse if repairs to it are not done soon. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
08:31 GMT
Italy's Trevi group contracted to handle essential repairs to Mosul dam.
Slovenian soldiers at the border with Croatia. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Slovenia is making moves against Daesh.

February 2, 2016

Bullet casings litter the streets of Ramadi. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT
The corpses of Daesh militants in Ramadi are potentially contaminated with plague and other diseases.
Iraqi police patrolling in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
Two car bombs and an IED exploded in Baghdad today.
Shia fighters from Hashid Shaabi units supporting Iraqi government forces gather on the outskirts of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, to prepare an attack on Isis positions in the city. (AFP/File)
12:00 GMT
Fallujah residents are suffering from food shortages and insufficient medical supplies as a result of the siege. Civilians are also being used as human shields by Daesh militants.
US soldiers chat as they train Iraq's 72nd Brigade in a live-fire exercise in Basmaya base, southeast of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on January 27, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland said the battle against the militant group in Syria would be much more complex.

January 31, 2016

Iraqi refugees arriving in Erbil from Mosul. (AFP/File)
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The Iraqi government announced that it could only fund up to 43 percent of the humanitarian needs from its budget.