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Iraqis walk past the wreckage of a vehicle in the aftermath of a bomb explosion in Baghdad's Al-Karkh district on December 4, 2016. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
December 04, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Daesh has been stepping up its attacks in different parts of Iraq in revenge for the heavy hits the group has taken in the Mosul fight.
On Wednesday, Iraqi Special Forces wrested the control of the al-Shaqaq neighborhood from Daesh. (AFP/File)
December 01, 2016 - 11:59 GMT
The victims were heading to government security checkpoints along with their families when they were hit.
Iraqi oil fields on fire outside of Mosul. (AFP/File)
November 29, 2016 - 07:07 GMT
Iraqi special forces claim to have killed nearly 1,000 Daesh militants in the battle for Mosul.
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters fire a mortar shell from the top of Mount Zardak, about 25 kilometres east of Mosul. (AFP/File)
November 26, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
The military has faced setbacks, reportedly battling Daesh snipers, suicide bombers and drones. But officers say progress is being made and Iraqi soldiers have killed around 1,000 jihadists in recent days.
In mid-2014, the extremist group overran vast swathes of territory in northern and western Iraq, including Mosul. (AFP/File)
November 24, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Zeyad Kharoufa is believed to have been responsible for terror group's elaborate propaganda machine
Smoke billows as Iraqi forces hold a position on October 17, 2016 near Mosul. (AFP/File)
November 23, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Peshmerga sources confirm that the Popular Mobilization militias have gained control of the road leading south-west from the Daesh-held town of Tel Afar west of Mosul towards the Syrian border.
There are fears the exodus of civilians from Mosul is only just beginning. (AFP/File)
November 22, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Roughly half are children, according to the agency.
Iraq's security situation has deteriorated dramatically since mid-2014, when Daesh overran the northern city of Mosul before capturing additional territory in both Iraq and neighboring Syria. (AFP/File)
November 21, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
There was no claim of responsibility for Wednesday's violence, but the Iraqi authorities typically blame such attacks on the Daesh group.
Iraqi army vehicle drives down a road east of Mosul, northern Iraq, on October 22, 2016, as displaced families flee areas of unrest during an operation to retake the city from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
November 21, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Chaos broke out when locals began helping themselves. Many complained at the lack of organization.
On Friday, the Iraqi Red Crescent said more than 79,000 civilians have been displaced since the Mosul offensive began last month. (Twitter)
November 20, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Iraqi Red Crescent said more than 79,000 civilians have been displaced since the Mosul offensive began last month.
Members of the Iraqi forces drive a BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle as they hold a position in the village of Jarif, some 45 kilometers south of Mosul, on November 12, 2016, after retaking it from Daesh. (AFP/File)
November 17, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Commander of Iraq's elite counter-terrorism forces says his forces have marched into an eastern neighborhood of Mosul as government troops and allied fighters are trying to expel Daesh from their stronghold in the strategic northern city.
An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter, next to a Kurdish flag. (AFP/File)
November 15, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
Bashiqa, is located about 13 kilometres northeast of Mosul. It is believed the area has been deserted with only dozens of Daesh group fighters remaining.
An Iraqi man walks near the site of a previous car bomb in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
November 14, 2016 - 11:05 GMT
Another explosion hit Karbala earlier in the day.
Iraqi security forces stand guard as Shia Muslim pilgrims walk on a road in Baghdad towards the holy city of Karbala a week ahead of the Arbaeen religious festival, the 40th day after Ashura, commemorating the death of Imam Hussein. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
November 14, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
It comes less than a day after another blast hit northern Baghdad.
Children greet a convoy from the Iraqi Special Forces 2nd division in Mosul's Arbagiah neighbourhood on November 13, 2016, as they continued to battle Daeshi. (AFP/Odd Andersen)
November 14, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Nimrud is about 20 miles away from Mosul, which Iraqi troops are still trying to completely retake from Daesh.
Police on patrol near the scene of a previous car bomb in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
November 14, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Two other civilians also died in an IED attack in Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad.