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Smoke billows in the background as Iraqi forces advance on Mosul airport during an offensive. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Iraqi forces are fighting to drive Daesh militants from western Mosul.
Shifa Gardi is the first recorded killing of a journalist in Iraq this year. (Twitter/Rudaw)
February 27, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Female war correspondent Shifa Gardi, who worked for Rudaw Media Network, was known as one of its 'most daring journalists' who cracked the glass ceiling.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Last year, Saudi Arabia reopened its embassy in Baghdad after 25 years.
Abu-Zakariya al-Britani, a British-born militant joined Daesh after being released from Guantanamo in 2004. (Twitter)
February 23, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Abu-Zakariya al-Britani, believed to also be known as Jamal al-Harith, blew himself up earlier this week at a military base near Mosul.
A member of the Iraqi security forces poses from inside an armored vehicle in the village of al-Buseif, south of Mosul, during an offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the western side of the city from Daesh on February 22, 2017. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
February 23, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The commander in charge of Iraq's Federal Police Forces said much of Daesh's fortifications had already been destroyed.
Pro-government Iraqi forces south of Hawijah, on 10 October 2016 prepare to retake Mosul. (AFP/File)
February 23, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
The attack by the pro-government Popular Mobilization group is aimed at seizing areas west of Mosul, Daesh's last key stronghold in Iraq.
Iraqi forces, supported by the Popular Mobilization paramilitaries, prepare to advance advance towards the village of Sheikh Younis, south of Mosul, on February 19, 2017. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
February 21, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Iraqi troops and paramilitaries fought Daesh militants to clear the way to the airport on the second day of the ground offensive to recapture the western half of Mosul.
Iraq digs anti-Daesh trench around city of Ramadi. (AFP/File)
February 20, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Iraqi forces captured Ramadi from Daesh a year ago and are now struggling to retake Mosul, Iraq's once second largest city, from the extremist group.
Iraqi forces, supported by the Popular Mobilization paramilitaries, prepare to advance towards the village of Sheikh Younis, south of Mosul, after the offensive to retake the western side of the city from Daesh commenced on February 19, 2017. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
February 20, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
The Iraqi prime minister on Sunday announced the start of a large-scale operation to retake the western half of the city from Daesh.
Iraqis, mostly supporters of prominent cleric Moqtada Sadr, take part in a mock funeral procession in Baghdad on February 14, 2017, to pay their respects to seven people killed last week during a protest for electoral reform. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
February 17, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The protesters are demanding a revamp of Iraq's electoral system.
The radical Sunni Daesh group previously took credit for similar attacks in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq. (AFP/File)
February 16, 2017 - 16:07 GMT
There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack yet.
A displaced Iraqi woman and child, who fled the violence in the northern city of Mosul walk by the tents at the Hasan Sham camp on February 11, 2017 east of Erbil. (AFP/Safin Hamid)
February 15, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
An estimated 191,000 civilians have been displaced in eastern Mosul due to fighting between Daesh and Iraqi forces.
The Iraq-born Baghdadi, who proclaimed a
February 15, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Iraqi air force F-16 jets struck a meeting of top Daesh commanders on February 11 but provided no additional information has been given on Baghdadi's fate.
Iraqi security forces stand guard as supporters of the Sadrist movement gather during a demonstration in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
February 12, 2017 - 07:13 GMT
Thousands of Iraqis loyal to prominent Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr gathered in Baghdad's Tahrir Square to demand a revamp of the electoral system ahead of provincial elections in September.
Displaced Iraqis, who fled the violence around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, wait to receive food aid at the al-Khazer refugee camp east of Erbil, on January 31, 2017. (AFP/Mahmud Saleh)
February 10, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Daesh regularly kidnaps civilians caught trying to flee to safety.
A member of the Iraqi counter-terrorism service (CTS) flashes the V-gesture in Mosul after government forces retook control of the area from Daesh, on January 21, 2017. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
February 06, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The residents were likely executed for violating Daesh orders not to flee the city ahead of an offensive to retake the western half of Mosul.