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Iraqi women and children sit in the back of a truck at an army checkpoint at Ayn al-Tamer crossing at the entrance to Karbala province on January 6, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
August 29, 2016 - 08:48 GMT
More than a dozen civilians have lost their lives in a powerful bomb explosion that ripped through a residential neighborhood in Iraq’s central province of Karbala.
Iraqi soldiers on patrol during an operation in Anbar province. (AFP/File)
August 29, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
Seven Daesh militants were killed in the clashes.
Iraqi forces traveling to Khalidiya. (AFP/File)
August 28, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Iraqi forces cleared Khalidiya, in the Anbar province, of Daesh militants, as the army continues to advance toward Mosul.
Iraqi troops poised to recapture Mosul. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Warplanes launched airstrikes southeast of Mosul’s Al-Hadar district, killing 12 militants and destroying an ammunition depot, the ministry said in a statement.
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August 22, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Footage showed security forces defusing explosives strapped to a young boy.
Iraqi soldiers stand next to a mass grave in Tikrmt. (AFP/File)
August 21, 2016 - 13:09 GMT
They had been found guilty of involvement in the "Speicher" massacre, named after a base near Tikrit where up to 1,700 recruits were kidnapped before being executed in a massacre claimed by the Daesh group.
Iraqi army forces on patrol. (AFP/File)
August 21, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
Five suicide bombers struck a group of military vehicles in northern Iraq on Sunday.
Iraqi security forces gather at the site of a suicide bombing in the Shaab area in northern Baghdad on May 17, 2016. (AFP/Getty/File)
August 19, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Peshmerga fighters wash the feet of a displaced Iraqi child from the northern village of Hawija as families rest under the protection of Peshmerga forces after fleeing from Daesh on August 17, 2016. (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)
August 18, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
The PMF are accused of attacking, killing and capturing residents, as well as destroying houses and mosques.
An Iraqi soldier walks past a sign pointing toward Mosul. (AFP/File)
August 17, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
Iraqi forces continue their advance on Mosul, recapturing villages in the Nineveh province after airstrikes and heavy artillery fire.
Iraqi police stand guard outside the parliament building in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
August 16, 2016 - 15:30 GMT
Parliament approved five new ministers, but failed to vote on a candidate for the ministry of trade.
A group of Daesh militants. (AFP/File)
August 15, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Residents in Hawijah, Iraq, report that Daesh placed 25 civilians in a building and detonated explosives, after charging the civilians with "espionage."
A file photo of babies in a maternity ward. (Shutterstock)
August 10, 2016 - 10:30 GMT
An electrical fire at a Baghdad hospital killed almost a dozen newborns later Tuesday night.
Iraqi forces driving through Khalidiya, near Ramadi in Iraq. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
August 09, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Iraqi forces uncovered a mass grave of 100 Daesh militants of Asian decent.
Oil-rich Kirkuk province is divided between areas mainly controlled by the Kurdistan autonomous region and areas held by Daesh. (AFP/File)
August 06, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
The people were on the run from fighting in Kirkuk province and seeking safety in the nearby city of the same name, a UN spokesman said.
Members of the Iraqi security forces gather in Khalidiya, east of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, on August 1, 2016, during ongoing fighting against Daesh. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
August 05, 2016 - 11:00 GMT
The military statement said the airstrikes also prevented planned bomb attacks in Baghdad.