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March 23, 2017

A street in West Mosul during the government-led offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city from Daesh "Islamic State" on March 16, 2017. (AFP/ Aris Messinis)
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More than 100 civilians were killed in a powerful explosion in a residential area of Mosul, Iraq, on Wednesday, an army officer and an activist said.
Iraq's defender Rebin Sulaka (L) is marked by Australia's forward Tomi Juric (R) during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifier between Iraq and Australia at Shahid Dastgerdi Stadium in the Iranian capital Tehran on March 23, 2017.
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Mathew Leckie's first-half goal was not enough to secure Australia a much-needed victory as Iraq earned a share of the spoils in Tehran.

March 22, 2017

The fighting has caused a humanitarian crisis. More than 350,000 have been displaced and the temporary camps are over flowing. (AFP)
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Government forces are said to be edging towards the al-Nuri Mosque where Daesh declared their caliphate in 2014.
Eyebrows have been raised by Trump's plan to slash 28 percent from the State Department's budget for diplomacy and foreign aid (AFP)
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Trump has ordered generals to create an accelerated strategy to 'eradicate' Daesh.

March 21, 2017

Last week, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq Lise Grande warned that the UN lacked sufficient resources to contain the anticipated exodus. (AFP)
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The UN expects the exodus of a further 400,000 people from western Mosul as a result of the army’s ongoing anti-Daesh offensive in the city.

March 20, 2017

The aftermath of a previous car bomb in Najaf. [AFP]
18:07 GMT
A car bombing in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, that killed at least 13 people has been claimed by Daesh.

March 19, 2017

This picture shows a view of the behind-closed-doors friendly match between Iran and Iraq at Azadi Stadium, Tehran, Iran, on March 18, 2017. (Photo: Press TV)
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Iran men’s national football team, domestically known as Team Melli, has gone down to a narrow defeat at the end of a behind-closed-doors friendly match held in the Iranian capital city of Tehran.

March 18, 2017

This image shows displaced residents of western Mosul fleeing their neighborhood on March 15, 2017, as Iraqi forces continue to advance in the embattled city against Daesh occupiers. (AFP)
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UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq Lise Grande has warned the UN would not have enough resources to confront a mass exodus from west Mosul.

March 16, 2017

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The Kuwaiti diplomatic mission in northern Iraq has expanded and diversified its efforts to relieve war-relocated Iraqis, in part organizing a football tournament that involved up to 20 teams.

March 15, 2017

According to the officer, three gun-mounted pickup trucks were captured during the melee, along with a number of light and medium weapons. (File/Photo)
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At least four Iraqi soldiers and 16 Daesh terrorists were killed in Tuesday clashes near the Nineveh Train Station and the Baghdad Garage district in western Mosul.

March 13, 2017

Justin Meram (Photo: @ahdaafme)
09:06 GMT
Politics and football collided this week as Iraqi-American footballer Justin Meram was wrapped up in Donald Trump's Muslim ban this week.

March 12, 2017

Iran men's national futsal team (Photo: Press TV)
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Iran men's national futsal team has emerged with a narrow victory in a friendly match against Iraq in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz.
Iraqi forces have control of 65 percent of western Mosul. (AFP/File)
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Daesh militants were retreating against Iraqi forces in the area.
A displaced Iraqi family arrives at a safe zone on June 17, 2016 in Amiriyiah al-Fallujah, after Iraqi government forces evacuated civilians from Fallujah due to their ongoing military operation to retake the city from Daesh. [AFP/Moadh Al-Dulaimi]
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The eight individuals serve as a reminder of refugees' unique struggles to make it to safety
Daesh appears on the brink of losing their last major urban base in Iraq. (AFP/File)
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As the forces advance they turn up more evidence of Daesh's reign of terror.

March 11, 2017

Justin Meram (Photo: @ahdaafme)
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Trump's Muslim travel ban will affect Iraq's US-based Justin Meram https://ahdaaf.me/2017/03/11/trumps-muslim-travel-ban-will-affect-iraqs-us-based-justin-meram/ …
Destroyed buildings are seen in west Mosul on March 11, 2017 as Iraqi forces fight Daesh jihadists to retake the city from the group. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
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Iraqi military forces seized control of Badoush prison from Daesh militants earlier this week, where over 600 prisoners were said to have been executed by the extremist group.