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Prosecutors referred 40 people to criminal court on Sunday after an investigation revealed that they communicated with Daesh fighters, judicial sources said. (AFP/File)
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Prosecutors referred 40 people to criminal court on Sunday after an investigation revealed that they communicated with Daesh fighters, judicial sources said.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. (AFP/File)
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The controversial US Congress bill aimed to divide Iraq into three separate states.
An Iraqi man inspects the wreckage of a burnt car on May 1, 2015 a day after a car bomb attack in the Baghdad neighbourhood of Talbiya. (AFP/Ali Al-Saadi)
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Twin car bombs killed 19 people in a busy district of Baghdad late Saturday night.
Iraqi security forces take position during fighting against Daesh in the Al-Karma district, west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad in the Anbar province's eastern edge, on April 26, 201. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
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Iraqi security forces clashed with Daesh militants in the city of al-Karma is Anbar province.
Iraqi security forces inspect the site of a mass Yazidi grave near Sinjar, February 3, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Daesh militants reportedly executed up to 600 Yazidis in northern Iraq, according to several media reports.
Al-Afri is supposedly a former physics professor in Iraq. (AFP/File)
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A new Daesh leader has been appointed after Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was seriously wounded in US air strikes in northwest Iraq.

May 2, 2015

Canada's PM Stephen Harper made an unexpected visit to Iraq, where he met with his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi Saturday.  (AFP/David Rowland)
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Canada's PM Stephen Harper made an unexpected visit to Iraq, where he met with his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi Saturday.
Officials in Baghdad are blaming a wave of displaced Sunnis for providing a cover for militants to conduct increased bombing attacks in the city.  (AFP/File)
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Officials in Baghdad are blaming a wave of displaced Sunnis for providing a cover for militants to conduct increased bombing attacks in the city.

May 1, 2015

Bystanders inspect the site of a car bomb attack in Baghdad, October 14, 2014. (AFP/File)
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Separate car bombs killed at least 16 people in and around the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, security officials confirmed Thursday.

April 30, 2015

Daesh has claimed executing Yemeni soldiers in a video posted online Thursday, a monitor said. (Twitter)
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Daesh has claimed executing Yemeni soldiers in a video posted online Thursday, a monitor said.
Many Iraqi divisions collapsed when a Daesh-led offensive swept through Iraq last summer. (AFP/File)
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Iraq's prime minister has offered an amnesty for members of the security forces who fled Daesh, AFP has reported.
Iraqi Kurdistan is home to strategic oil fields (File-AFP)
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Kurds will deliver up to 625,000 barrels per day beginning in June.

April 29, 2015

Peshmerga forces have been involved in heavy fighting against Daesh in northern Iraq (File/AFP)
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UK Chief of Staff promises continued assistance in meeting with Kurdish President Barzani.
Muqtada al-Sadr is one of Iraq's most prominent Shia clerics (File-AFP)
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Muqtada al-Sadr says Iraqis will not accept "division of their country."

April 28, 2015

Saudi security forces have detained 93 people suspected of belonging to Daesh and stopped an attack on the US embassy, the interior ministry said Tuesday. (AFP/File)
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Saudi security forces have detained 93 people suspected of belonging to Daesh and stopped an attack on the US embassy, the interior ministry said Tuesday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights urged the UN Security Council to act on the group's atrocities Tuesday. (AFP/File)
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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights urged the UN Security Council to act on the group's atrocities Tuesday.
Another rumor says the Daesh leader has been unable to return to his leadership position and named a successor. (AFP/File)
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After March reports by British daily the Guardian that Daesh leader al-Baghdadi had been critically wounded in a US airstrike in Iraq, more rumors emerged this week that he had been declared clinically dead by Israeli doctors in the Golan heights.

April 27, 2015

Iraqi forces prepare to fire on Daesh positions in the Garma district, west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. (AFP/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE)
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The Iraqi government troops reportedly make gains in Daesh-held territory of Anbar province, between Baghdad and Fallujah.

April 26, 2015

Aftermath of an August 2013 car bomb in Baghdad. Sunday's attacks killed over one dozen and injured over 50.  (AFP/File)
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Car bombs across Baghdad killed over one dozen and injured over 50, police say.
Iraqi government soldiers patrol through the Garma district, west of Baghdad, April 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Iraqi security officials said car bombings in and around Baghdad killed at least six civilians and wounded dozens of others Sunday.
A Jordanian soldier sits in position the near the Al-Karameh border point with Iraq, June 25, 2014. (AFP/File)
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Jordan's interior ministry said the kingdom's border with Iraq was open and safe following a deadly attack by Daesh, which killed one and injured nine others.
An Iraqi soldier stands beside a damaged vehicle in the Garma district near the west of Baghdad, April 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
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Four Iraqi men who had fled violence in the western province of Anbar have been found shot in the head by unknown gunmen.

April 25, 2015

Jordanian soldiers patrol the border with Iraq. (AFP/File)
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Three car bombs detonated at sole crossing between Jordan and Iraq.

April 24, 2015

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Iraqi forces have reportedly recaptured a key bridge from the ISIL (Daesh) group in the Iraqi western province of Anbar.
Iraqi security personnel backed by international coalition forces seized the southern part of al-Karma city from Daesh in Anbar province. (AFP/File)
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Security forces killed at least 48 Daesh (ISIS) militants in Anbar and Ninawah provinces Friday, military officials said.
Jordan’s 20-year-old Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah Thursday called on the world to prevent youth recruitment to Islamic extremist groups. (Tumblr)
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Jordan’s 20-year-old Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah Thursday called on the world to prevent youth recruitment to Islamic extremist groups.
Guards man the Iran-Iraq border, 2008.  (AFP/Ali Yussef)
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Officials from Iran and Iraq sign border security agreement, while Iraq officials pledge to beef up security along border with Syria.

April 23, 2015

Iraqi forces also recaptured three villages north of Karmah. (AFP/File)
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The Iraqi army, assisted by popular mobilization units, has succeeded in retaking some areas from ISIL (Daesh) terrorists in the western province of Anbar.
There has been no claim of responsibility for the bombing. (AFP/File)
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A car bomb has gone off near the Iraqi city of Balad, killing at least eight people and injuring 16 others, authorities say.
There is increasing concern about the role of Iranian influence and Shiite militias in a post-ISIL Iraq. (AFP/File)
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While ISIL (Daesh) may be making gains in Syria, the tides of battle are shifting against them in Iraq.
Chlorine can suffocate its victims to death and several cases have been reported by security forces and residents. (AFP/File)
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Daesh militants have reportedly used chlorine gas during attacks in Iraq's Anbar province, officials have said.

April 22, 2015

Iraqis stand at the site of an explosion at the parking across the street from the al-Yarmuk hospital in the west of Baghdad on April 14, 2015. (AFP/Ali al-Saadi)
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Security officials say a car bomb exploded in Baghdad's eastern district of Talibiyah Wednesday afternoon, killing seven people and wounding at least 14.
A UN count said more than 1,000 people had been killed in a single month of violence in Iraq. (AFP/File)
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A bombing at a funeral in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk left at least five civilians dead and another 21 wounded Tuesday night, in another uptick in violence in Daesh-held areas of Iraq.
Saudi Arabia announced the end of "Operation Decisive Storm" Tuesday night, hailing the campaign as a victory despite continued clashes on the ground in Yemen. (AFP/File)
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Following Saudi's announcement of the end of airstrikes in Yemen Tuesday, the US pushes for further progress toward peace talks and warns Iran against escalating the conflict with weapons supplies for the Houthis.
The Pentagon has expressed doubt about the claims, saying there's no evidence to support that Baghdadi was wounded. (AFP/File)
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The Pentagon has expressed doubt about the claims, saying there's no evidence to support that Baghdadi was wounded.

April 21, 2015

The alleged leader of Daesh, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, known as Caliph Ibrahim, addresses Muslim worshippers at a mosque in the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Mosul, July 5, 2014 (AFP/File)
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Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been recuperating for weeks from serious injuries, The Guardian reported Tuesday.
Pro-government fighters from the Popular Mobilization units rest as they patrol west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, on April 20, 2015, where pro-government forces say they have recently made advances on areas held by extremists. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
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Daesh released photos online Tuesday claiming to have executed 11 pro-government fighters in Iraq.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop hold a press conference following a meeting in Tehran on April 18, 2015. (Image: Atta Kenare/AFP)
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Iran and Australia have agreed to share intelligence on tracking foreign fighters working with Daesh, as part of Australia's first official visit to Iran in over a decade.
U.S.-led coalition struck several Daesh positions across Iraq, the majority in the country's western Anbar province.  (AFP/File)
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U.S.-led coalition struck several Daesh positions across Iraq, the majority in the country's western Anbar province.

April 20, 2015

With fresh offensives pushing into western Iraq, Daesh still holds roughly one third of Iraq and Syria. (AFP/File)
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US CENTCOM said eleven villages were reclaimed by Kurdish Peshmerga troops and coalition air support in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk.
The Iraqi army, Shiite militias and Kurdish Peshmerge have been making slow pushes against Daesh positions in northern Iraq since the extremist group's offensive last summer. (AFP/File)
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After several failed attempts to retake swaths of northern Iraq from Daesh over the last several months, Iraqi Shiite militias and Kurdish Peshmerga are forming a wary alliance to retake Kirkuk.
A power station will come up on a sprawling 50,000 sq m land at Dagharah area, while another one will be built on a 50,000 to 60,000 sq m site at Al-Suniyah area (image: on file).
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Iraq's electricity ministry has invited expressions of interest from major companies for the construction of three solar power stations and a wind power plant.

April 19, 2015

Iraqi forces have taken back parts of the country's largest oil refinery from Daesh, the coalition said Sunday.
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Iraqi forces have taken back parts of the country's largest oil refinery from Daesh, the coalition said Sunday.
Security personnel observe the area after a second explosion following a suicide attack in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on April 18, 2015. (AFP/File)
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A group aligned with Daesh has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed 34 people and injured another 115 on Saturday.