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June 26, 2016

Sadrist protesters outside of Baghdad's Green Zone react to canisters of tear gas. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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“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)
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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. (
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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.

June 17, 2016

Iraqi counter-terrorism forces lean against a wall riddled with bullet holes in Fallujah. (AFP/Jean Marc Mojon)
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Iraqi forces have pushed into central Fallujah, recapturing a major government compound from Daesh fighters.
Dozens of Iraqis flee violence in Fallujah. (credit: Twitter/@Ashikan251)
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An estimated 30,000-40,000 civilians have fled Fallujah since a government-sponsored offensive to re-take the city from Daesh was launched in May.
Iraqi counter-terrorism forces drive through a southern neighborhood in Fallujah. (AFP/Jean Marc Mojon)
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Iraqi forces retook the Nazzal district in the south of Fallujah from Daesh militants, who are allegedly hiding under the city in tunnels.

June 16, 2016

Yazidi men overlook a mass grave of Yazidi victims killed by Daesh. (AFP/File)
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The UN formally classified Daesh's actions against the Yazidi minority as genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
The AC-208 is based off ATK's Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft. It provides intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities and can be armed with Hellfire missiles. (Wikimedia Commons)
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The proposed sale is a five-year sustainment package to include contract logistics, training and engineering services for Iraq's eight C-208 aircraft.

June 15, 2016

Iraqis who fled fighting between government forces and Daesh in Fallujah fill jerrycans with water at a camp for displaced people in Amriyat al-Fallujah on June 14, 2016. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
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Iraqi forces have seized several villages outside Fallujah in an ongoing battle against Daesh.
Iraqi civilians who fled the fighting between Iraqi forces and Daesh in Fallujah meet with officials visiting their camp. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
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MSF reports that civilians fleeing the fighting in Fallujah are faced with a severe shortage of basic necessities once they reach the outskirts of town.

June 14, 2016

The company said it reached a deal with a committee of holders of notes and bonds to enter into a "standstill agreement" on interest payments for April, which has now been extended to July 1. (European Oil & Gas)
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The Irag-focused British company has been supported by regular payments from the Kurdish government for oil exports, but said new capital was needed to lay a foundation for future growth.