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July 30, 2015

The US-led coalition carried out over 30 airstrikes on Daesh targets in the past 24 hours. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT
At least 15,000 Daesh militants have been killed by US-led coalition airstrikes since the campaign began a year ago, according to the CIA.
Turkey's war's not all the PKK. (AFP/File)
13:16 GMT
It's not all about the PKK.
A photo purportedly showing Daesh militants preparing to execute dozens of captured Iraqi security force members in the Salahuddin province. (AFP/File)
07:50 GMT
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Daesh has executed 3,065 people since establishing the so-called caliphate.

July 29, 2015

A Japanese activist group is derailing Daesh propaganda on social media with cute cartoons making fun of the militants. (Twitter)
20:23 GMT
The manga girl has a mission — to stop Daesh and take as many melons as she can.
Iraqi pro-government fighters from the mainly-Shiite Popular Mobilization units inspect an office in a government building which was used as a base by the Daesh group in the town of Saqlawiya on the outskirts of Fallujah, 50kms west of Baghdad, on July 26, 2015. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Back-to-back suicide bombings in the Daesh-held Iraqi city of Ramadi on Wednesday have killed at least 12 security troops.
It seems that, when David Cameron last week said that he wanted Britain to “do more” against Daesh, he actually meant more to make the situation messier, more volatile and more dangerous. (AFP/File)
13:57 GMT
If you thought Britain’s approach to the so-called Daesh was already confused and misguided – it just got a whole lot worse.
Six Turkish airstrikes hit PKK positions in northern Iraq overnight. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT
Turkish warplanes hit PKK targets in northern Iraq overnight, a statement from the country's prime minister said.
Six people were executed by Daesh for attempting to flee the Iraqi province of Kirkuk. (AFP/File)
11:24 GMT
Daesh militants executed six people who attempted to flee the group in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk.

July 28, 2015

Kurds in Turkey hold up Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government's banners. (AFP/File)
16:13 GMT
Turkey says an army sergeant has been killed in an attack near the country’s border with Iraq.
Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad said around 300 Moroccan nationals have been killed in the past two years. (AFP/File)
14:07 GMT
Interior Minister Mohamed Hassad said around 300 Moroccan nationals have been killed in the past two years.
Did the American army veteran predict the escalated violence we're seeing in Turkey and Iraq now? (AFP/File)
00:02 GMT
Did the American army veteran predict the escalated violence we're seeing in Turkey and Iraq now?

July 27, 2015

Things are getting more tense for Turkey across the border. (AFP/File)
14:24 GMT
Things are getting more tense for Turkey across the border.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani urged both the Turkish government and the PKK to find a peaceful solution. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT
Masoud Barzani called for peace between the Turkish government and the PKK, urging both sides to go back to the negotiating table.
A Turkish soldier watches smoke rise from the border Syrian town of Kobani, June 27, 2015. (AFP/File)
08:00 GMT
NATO ambassadors are due to meet Tuesday in Turkey to discuss Ankara's military operation against Daesh and PKK targets.
PKK targets were hit in the northern Iraqi area of Hakuk on Sunday. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Turkish fighter jets hit Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) positions Sunday in northern Iraq, security sources confirmed.
Iraqi counter-terrorism forces participate in a training exercise in Baghdad . (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Iran offered Iraq an 'open check' to help them battle Daesh, the Iraqi Ambassador has been reported as saying.

July 26, 2015

One Caliph to bind them all? The comparison between The Lord of the Rings and Daesh is uncanny. (AFP/File)
09:10 GMT
It might seem far off, but a perfect analogy of Daesh could be the famous Lord of the Rings series and what's more, these books could hold the answer in how to stop the militant group.
At least 13 people were killed and dozens others injured after two militants targeted a crowded pool in the Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu. (AFP/File)
07:42 GMT
Thirteen people were killed after two militants detonated explosives at a crowded swimming pool in Iraq's Salahuddin province.

July 25, 2015

An Iraqi militia fighter from Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigade) fires a mortar during heavy clashes with Daesh. (AFP/Jim Lopez)
06:00 GMT
Estonia has given several weapons to Iraq to help it combat Daesh militants.

July 24, 2015

Iraqi soldiers stand guard in the Anbar Province. (Al Bawaba/File)
13:47 GMT
The Iraqi army, backed by volunteer forces, has managed to liberate the village of Jarah from ISIL (also known as Daesh) in the western province of Anbar, as it continues its battle against the ISIL militants.

July 23, 2015

Daesh militants captured Ramadi from US-backed Iraqi troops two months ago. (AFP/File)
17:44 GMT
For the first time in the conflict, Iraq has deployed 3,000 troops trained by US-coalition forces in a campaign to seize the city of Ramadi form Daesh.
Displaced Yazidis from Iraq cross the Iraqi-Syrian border in summer 2014, when Daesh seized swathes of territory across the country.  (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
13:00 GMT
"We are very worried by reports that communities and families are being forced to look to [Daesh] for life-saving assistance," warned the UN's mission to Iraq.
Authorities are looking into the option of a direct route to transport goods to Iraq after Baghdad's border closure. (Creative Commons)
12:08 GMT
Authorities are looking into the option of a direct route to transport goods to Iraq after Baghdad's border closure.
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter landed in the Iraqi capital Thursday for talks with government and military officials on the fight against Daesh.  (AFP/File)
10:02 GMT
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter landed in the Iraqi capital Thursday for talks with government and military officials on the fight against Daesh.
Members of the Iraqi paramilitary Popular Mobilization Forces celebrate with a Daesh flag after retaking the village of Albu Ajil near Tikrit in March 2015. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
06:13 GMT
The men teased a sniper with a bag popping out from behind a wall.
Saudi Arabia has conducted thousands of airstrikes in Yemen over the past four months. (AFP/File)
05:29 GMT
Before and after satellite images of areas targeted by Saudi raids show what's left behind.

July 22, 2015

At least 30 people were killed from car bombs that targeted Shiite militiamen and were mostly claimed by Daesh. (AFP/File)
10:35 GMT
At least 30 people were killed from car bombs that targeted Shiite militiamen and were mostly claimed by Daesh.
Around 1,466 Iraqis were killed in acts of terrorism in June alone, according to the UN. (AFP/File)
09:46 GMT
Twelve people were killed and dozens others injured after three separate bomb blasts happened in Baghdad.

July 21, 2015

An official said Monday Jordan's flow of agricultural exports hasn't been affected by Iraq's border closure. (AFP/File)
21:46 GMT
An official said Monday Jordan's flow of agricultural exports hasn't been affected by Iraq's border closure.
Thirty-five refugee families were kidnapped en route to their homes in Tikrit. (AFP/File)
11:13 GMT
Daesh militants have reportedly kidnapped 35 refugee families in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk, a local police source said.

July 20, 2015

At least 1,100 minors have joined Daesh in 2015, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Screenshot)
12:18 GMT
Hundreds of children are being forced by Daesh to learn beheadings by practising on dolls in training camps across Iraq and Syria, AP reports.
Emergency services surround the site of a mass suicide bombing carried out by Daesh the previous day, July 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:30 GMT
Security forces in Iraq arrested a number of suspects following a deadly bombing in Diyala province, which killed at least 120 people including women and children.

July 19, 2015

A Kurdish youth holds a picture of a YPG fighter killed in Kobane during a celebration in Diyarbakir on Jan. 26, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:45 GMT
Kurdish forces are far from faultless.
David Cameron talks to RAF airmen and officers in central England, July 13, 2015. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT
British Prime Minister David Cameron said the UK was committed to working with the US to destroy Daesh in Iraq and Syria.
Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff made an unannounced visit to military installations in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
08:30 GMT
Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff made an unannounced visit to military installations in Baghdad.
An Iraqi woman weeps amidst debris following the deadly suicide bombing carried out by Daesh in Khan Bani Saad, July 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
07:00 GMT
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi condemned the suicide bombing by Daesh in the eastern province of Diyala where over 115 people were killed.
Locals observe the site of a Baghdad car bomb in August, 2013.  Friday's car bomb attack near Baghdad killed at least 120 people, including at least 15 children.  (AFP/Ali al-Saadi)
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Workers continue searched amongst the debris for victims of Friday's car bomb attack near Baghdad that left at least 120 dead, including at 15 children.
Palestinian children play on a mini-ferris wheel outside a UN school in Jabalia, northern Gaza, on Monday. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
06:00 GMT
Cutbacks at the UNRWA could affect dozens of schools managed by the agency.

July 18, 2015

A jacket belonging to an Iraqi soldier lies on the ground near Mosul, Iraq's second city.  (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT
In the latest of a string of killings targeting journalists in the northern city, Daesh militants killed cameraman Jala al-Abadi, a 27-year-old father of two, under charges of spying.
Locals examine the debris of a car bomb attack on Baghdad, October 13 2014.  Friday's Dash-claimed car bombing in a busy market near Baghdad killed at least 120 people, making it the deadliest attack this year.  (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
15:00 GMT
The death toll in Friday night's Dash-claimed car bomb attack on a busy market near Baghdad rose to at least 120 people, officials say.
Smoke billows from Hassakeh, Syria on June 28, the day activists and Kurdish militias say Daesh employed chemical weapons against Kurdish positions in and around the northeastern city.  (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT
Kurdish forces and activists on the ground say Daesh used chemical attacks in late June against Kurdish militias and civilians in Iraq and northeastern Syria.
At least 80 people were killed after a car bomb ripped through the Iraqi town of Khan Bani Saad. (AFP/File)
09:00 GMT
Extremist group Daesh claimed responsibility for killing at least 80 people in the Iraqi town of Khan Bani Saad while residents celebrated the end of Ramadan.