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Iraqi forces, supported by the Popular Mobilization paramilitaries, prepare to advance advance towards the village of Sheikh Younis, south of Mosul, on February 19, 2017. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
February 21, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Iraqi troops and paramilitaries fought Daesh militants to clear the way to the airport on the second day of the ground offensive to recapture the western half of Mosul.
Iraq digs anti-Daesh trench around city of Ramadi. (AFP/File)
February 20, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Iraqi forces captured Ramadi from Daesh a year ago and are now struggling to retake Mosul, Iraq's once second largest city, from the extremist group.
Iraqi forces, supported by the Popular Mobilization paramilitaries, prepare to advance towards the village of Sheikh Younis, south of Mosul, after the offensive to retake the western side of the city from Daesh commenced on February 19, 2017. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
February 20, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
The Iraqi prime minister on Sunday announced the start of a large-scale operation to retake the western half of the city from Daesh.
Iraqis, mostly supporters of prominent cleric Moqtada Sadr, take part in a mock funeral procession in Baghdad on February 14, 2017, to pay their respects to seven people killed last week during a protest for electoral reform. (AFP/Sabah Arar)
February 17, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The protesters are demanding a revamp of Iraq's electoral system.
The radical Sunni Daesh group previously took credit for similar attacks in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq. (AFP/File)
February 16, 2017 - 16:07 GMT
There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack yet.
A displaced Iraqi woman and child, who fled the violence in the northern city of Mosul walk by the tents at the Hasan Sham camp on February 11, 2017 east of Erbil. (AFP/Safin Hamid)
February 15, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
An estimated 191,000 civilians have been displaced in eastern Mosul due to fighting between Daesh and Iraqi forces.
The Iraq-born Baghdadi, who proclaimed a
February 15, 2017 - 05:00 GMT
Iraqi air force F-16 jets struck a meeting of top Daesh commanders on February 11 but provided no additional information has been given on Baghdadi's fate.
Iraqi security forces stand guard as supporters of the Sadrist movement gather during a demonstration in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
February 12, 2017 - 07:13 GMT
Thousands of Iraqis loyal to prominent Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr gathered in Baghdad's Tahrir Square to demand a revamp of the electoral system ahead of provincial elections in September.
Displaced Iraqis, who fled the violence around the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, wait to receive food aid at the al-Khazer refugee camp east of Erbil, on January 31, 2017. (AFP/Mahmud Saleh)
February 10, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Daesh regularly kidnaps civilians caught trying to flee to safety.
A member of the Iraqi counter-terrorism service (CTS) flashes the V-gesture in Mosul after government forces retook control of the area from Daesh, on January 21, 2017. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
February 06, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The residents were likely executed for violating Daesh orders not to flee the city ahead of an offensive to retake the western half of Mosul.
Iraq has been facing insecurity from militant attacks, particularly in the northern and western parts of the country. (AFP/File)
February 06, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Three separate bombings struck locations around the city, including a bomb planted on a bus.
Daesh have has some success in Syria, following recent losses in neighbouring Iraq. (AFP/File)
February 04, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Aside from Mosul the militants only retain pockets of territory in Anbar province.
A picture taken in March this year, shows the Mosul Dam on the Tigris River. (AFP/Safin Hamed)
February 02, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
Recent days have seen the Iraqi army begin construction of several floating bridges, while heavy hardware has also been moved to the southern town of Qayarrah in anticipation of an assault on west Mosul from the south.
An Iraqi man walks outside Mosul's University on January 22, 2017, a week after Iraqi counter-terrorism service (CTS) retook it from Daesh. (AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff)
January 31, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
A tough fight is expected for Iraqi forces as they battle Daesh in the much more densely-populated western half of Mosul.
Trump claimed the problems at US airports were caused by a Delta Air Lines computer outage.
January 31, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Trump used Twitter to send messages defending his decision to order the travel ban as more protests against it were planned in the United States and outrage swelled.
Iraqi soldiers patrol a street on January 22, 2017 next to a church on the northern outskirt of Mosul, which was destroyed by Daesh militants. (AFP/File)
January 30, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Iraqi forces have found a mass grave in the liberated parts of Mosul containing the bodies of 27 civilians slain by Daesh extremists.