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An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter fires at Daesh militants during clashes on the top of Mount Zardak, on the outskirts of Mosul, on September 9, 2014. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2015 - 12:53 GMT
Human Rights Watch recently published a report suggesting that Kurdish forces are barring Sunni Arabs from returning to disputed lands recently liberated from Daesh control.
Prominent Daesh commanders were killed, although the fate of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi remains unknown. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2015 - 10:30 GMT
A number of senior Daesh commanders were killed Thursday by US-led coalition airstrikes in the Iraqi town of al-Qaim, near the Syrian border.
The IDF displays some of Israel's rockets at the port of Eliat. (AFP/File)
February 25, 2015 - 07:36 GMT
The human rights organization Amnesty International urged the global community to halt weapon sales and shipments to countries accused of committing mass atrocities, such as Iraq, Syria, and Israel.
A car-bomb explosion in Iraq. (AFP/File)
February 24, 2015 - 16:00 GMT
Police and medical officials say at least 15 people have been killed and a number of others injured when bomb explosions struck areas in and around Iraq’s capital, Baghdad.
Newly-appointed US Defense Secretary Ash Carter congregated a council of about 25 US officials who told reporters about a fresh offensive led by some 800 Iraqi troops and American warplanes against Daesh positions in western Iraq. (AFP/File)
February 24, 2015 - 07:26 GMT
As new US Defense Secretary Ash Carter takes office, around 800 Iraqi forces, bolstered by U.S. warplanes, prepare to take on Daesh for control of the western town of al-Baghdadi.
A French Navy fighter jet is pulled across the Charles de Gaulle carrier, en route to the Gulf, February 22, 2015. (AFP/File)
February 23, 2015 - 11:44 GMT
France dispatched a fighter jet towards Iraq Monday to launch further airstrikes against Daesh targets as part of the US-led coalition.
US Central Command chief General Lloyd Austin. (AFP/Getty Images)
February 23, 2015 - 09:44 GMT
In a meeting with the Iraqi defense minister, US Central Command chief General Lloyd Austin claimed the US has killed approximately 8,500 Daesh militants throughout the ongoing airstrikes.
Smoke billows after a US air strike near the Mosul dam. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
February 22, 2015 - 09:42 GMT
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the US-led international coalition responded to a Daesh attack in Iraq, killing 27 militants.
Mosul is the largest city under Daesh control. The militant group captured the city in June 2014. (AFP/File)
February 20, 2015 - 14:25 GMT
Iraqi and Kurdish forces are preparing to take on Daesh in the city of Mosul in April-May, according to a U.S. official.
Iraqi officials said the aid offered by UN organizations isn't enough. (AFP/Younis al-Bayati)
February 20, 2015 - 12:00 GMT
Iraqi officials said the aid offered by UN organizations isn't enough.
UN envoy Mohamed Alhakim claimed Daesh militants harvested organs to finance the extremist group. (AFP/File)
February 19, 2015 - 10:21 GMT
Daesh militants in Iraq denied harvesting organs following allegations from the country's UN ambassador Mohamed Alhakim who said bodies were being allegedly found with surgical incisions.