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With fresh offensives pushing into western Iraq, Daesh still holds roughly one third of Iraq and Syria. (AFP/File)
April 20, 2015 - 09:30 GMT
US CENTCOM said eleven villages were reclaimed by Kurdish Peshmerga troops and coalition air support in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk.
Iraqi forces have taken back parts of the country's largest oil refinery from Daesh, the coalition said Sunday.
April 19, 2015 - 20:21 GMT
Iraqi forces have taken back parts of the country's largest oil refinery from Daesh, the coalition said Sunday.
Iraqi women and children who have fled Fallujah wait at an army checkpoint. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
April 19, 2015 - 15:41 GMT
The UN says the ongoing clashes between Iraqi forces and the Daesh extremists have forced 90,000 people to leave the western province.
Bombs exploded in several neighborhoods throughout the city. (Albawaba.com/File)
April 18, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
At least forty people were killed and nearly 60 others wounded on Fridaywhen separate bomb attacks struck public places and pro-government Sunni fighters in and around the capital, Baghdad.
Daesh reportedly killed three people in the car bombing on Friday. (Albawaba.com/File)
April 18, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Daesh claimed responsibility for a car bomb that exploded near the U.S. Consulate in the northern Iraq city of Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish autonomous region.
Several news agencies have reported one or more deaths in the incident. (Photo courtesy of http://www.ifpinfo.com/)
April 17, 2015 - 17:54 GMT
A car bomb exploded near the U.S. Consulate in the northern Iraq city of Erbil in northern Iraq, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish autonomy zone.
Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, called the
April 17, 2015 - 16:19 GMT
Former top aid to Saddam Hussein Izzat al-Douri was reportedly killed in Iraq while fighting for Daesh.
Daesh's attack on Ramadi is widely considered a counteroffensive in response to their loss in Tikrit earlier this month. (Albawaba.com/File)
April 17, 2015 - 14:29 GMT
More than 2,000 families have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi after Daesh forces intensified their offensive on the Iraqi city.
The two towns are located near to Iraq's largest oil refinery. (AFP/File)
April 17, 2015 - 14:17 GMT
Iraqi government forces have managed to take full control of two towns close to the country's largest oil refinery in the northern province of Salahuddin from ISIL (Daesh) militants.
Daesh recently made advances in Anbar province, seizing three villages on the outskirts of Ramadi, the provincial capital. (AFP/File)
April 16, 2015 - 14:00 GMT
Iraqi officials said Daesh militants beheaded roughly 300 people in Anbar province, many of whom belonged to nomadic tribes,
Iraq's Baiji oil refinery in December 1999. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
April 15, 2015 - 21:18 GMT
Daesh militants have broken into Iraq's Baiji oil refinery, seizing some of its facilities, officials said Wednesday.