Daesh militants drive through the streets of Raqqa. (AFP/File)
May 25, 2016 - 11:15 GMT
Daesh militants are embedded in civilian buildings in Raqqa, making it difficult for Iraqi forces to target them without massive civilian casualties.
Iraqi pro-government forces advance towards the city of Fallujah on May 23, 2016, as part of a major assault to retake the city from Daesh. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 24, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
A day into the offensive, Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi said the operations were progressing 'successfully.'
Iraqi soldiers on the outskirts of Fallujah. (AFP/File)
May 23, 2016 - 06:30 GMT
The Iraqi coalition is helping civilians exit Fallujah or mark their homes before an impending invasion to liberate the town.
Jordan reinforced its borders with Iraq and Syria after Islamic jihadists captured a large swathe of territory (AFP/File)
May 22, 2016 - 10:54 GMT
Late Thursday, Iraq's military announced it had retaken the remote western town of Rutba, an Iraqi town across the border with Jordan, in an operation launched this week to cut off the militants' supply route to neighbouring Syria.
Daesh fighters in Iraq display their flag. (AFP/File)
May 22, 2016 - 09:29 GMT
Daesh executed 25 suspected spies by lowering them into a tub of corrosive acid.
Daesh spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani recorded his first message since October. (AFP/File)
May 22, 2016 - 05:34 GMT
A new Daesh audio recording calls for attacks across the west during Ramadan and mocks the US airstrikes.
Sadrist protesters outside of Baghdad's Green Zone react to canisters of tear gas. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
May 21, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Police launched tear gas and clashed with protesters attempting to break into Baghdad's Green Zone.
Saddam Hussein's eldest daughter, Raghad Hussein, received asylum in Jordan after American forces overthrew her father's regime in 2003. (AFP/File)
May 20, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
A number of Iraqis residing in Jordan are accused of money laundering and plotting a coup to overthrow the current Iraqi government.
Iraqi government forces on patrol in the Anbar province. (AFP/File)
May 18, 2016 - 06:30 GMT
Iraqi troops launched a successful operation against Daesh in the western Anbar province.
Baghdad car bombs kill 35 and wound 90. (AFP/File)
May 17, 2016 - 18:00 GMT
It was the latest in six consecutive days of attacks in and around the Iraqi capital. Responsibility for most has been claimed by the Sunni extremist Daesh group.
Iraqi security forces gather at the site of a suicide bombing in northern Baghdad on May 17, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
May 17, 2016 - 16:30 GMT
A third suicide bombing has struck a predominately Shia neighborhood in Baghdad.
A file photo of an earlier car bombing in Baghdad, Iraq. (AFP/File)
May 17, 2016 - 10:40 GMT
Two bombings in the north and south of Baghdad killed at least 13 people.
Photo taken on April 8, 2003 shows former US President George W. Bush (R) greets former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (L) at Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland. (AFP/File)
May 16, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Scottish National Party’s Alex Salmond said former British Prime Minister Tony Blair should be taken to International Criminal Court (ICC) for involving the country in the invasion of Iraq if an inquiry reveals that Blair made a secret commitment to Washington to support the war.
Iraqi walk past stalls at Oraiba market on May 12, 2016, a day after it was struck by a car bomb attack in the frequently targeted Sadr City area of northern Baghdad. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 13, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Three attackers opened fire on a crowded cafe, the latest in a series of deadly attacks to strike Iraq this week.
Iraqi forces on patrol outside of Ramadi. (AFP/File)
May 12, 2016 - 17:00 GMT
A truck exploded in Ramadi, killing over a dozen Iraqi soldiers.
Iraqis carry the coffin of a victim of a car bombing in Baghdad's Shiite area of Sadr City during a funeral for people who died in the attack in the holy city of Najaf on May 11, 2016. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
May 12, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The suicide bombings came the morning after the bloodiest day in Baghdad so far this year.