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Iraqi soldiers re-group on the front line against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists near Fallujah, in Iraq's Anbar province, on May 3, 2016. (AFP/Moadh al-Dulaimi)
May 05, 2016 - 13:00 GMT
Iraqi forces launched an offensive Tuesday to regain control over Fallujah.
Fighters from the Iraqi pro-government forces take position during an operation to retake the town of al-Bashir, near Kirkuk, from the Islamic State group (IS), on April 30, 2016. (AFP/Mohammed Sawaf)
May 04, 2016 - 06:30 GMT
About 40 Daesh militants were reportedly killed in the clashes.
Iraqi army forces. (AFP/File)
May 04, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
Iraqi forces retook four villages in the west of the country.
Iraqi soldiers inspect the wreckage of a car following an explosion. (AFP/File)
May 02, 2016 - 11:34 GMT
Sources reported three separate explosions which killed nine people and injured 26 combined.
Two Sadrist protesters walk through Baghdad's Green Zone, after a weekend of protests and sit-ins demanding parliamentary change (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
May 02, 2016 - 08:00 GMT
Sadrist protesters withdrew from the Green Zone after a weekend of protesting in and around Iraq's parliament.
Iraqi security forces stand guard outside the parliament in Baghdad on April 13, 2016. (AFP/File)
May 02, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The protesters loyal to influential Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr eventually left parliament on Saturday night, only to start an open-ended sit-in to push for long-delayed reforms.
Thousands of Iraqi protesters invaded the main session hall of the parliament in Baghdad on April 30, 2016. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
May 01, 2016 - 09:07 GMT
The crowd moved into the assembly shortly after it adjourned a scheduled meeting to vote on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's new cabinet nominees.
Iraqi protesters climb over a concrete wall surrounding the parliament (unseen) after breaking into Baghdad's heavily fortified
April 30, 2016 - 16:49 GMT
All entrances to Baghdad have reportedly been shut down and a UN spokesman said embassies are in lockdown.
Iraqi passersby stand at the site of a suicide bombing in the Baghdad Jadida area on April 25, 2016. The blast ripped through shops in eastern Baghdad, killing at least seven people. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
April 30, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
The attack targeted a group of Shia pilgrims in southeast Baghdad.
An Iraqi solider walks past a sign pointing toward Mosul. (AFP/File)
April 29, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
The US Army determined that launching a full-scale operation on Mosul would not happen within the next five weeks.
A courtesy photo of Al Jazeera offices. (Twitter)
April 28, 2016 - 10:04 GMT
Iraqi officials have revoked the operating license of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera news network and closed its bureau in the capital, Baghdad, over its violation of government guidelines.
Controversial Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. (AFP/File)
April 26, 2016 - 13:57 GMT
Supporters of Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr are protesting until the government initiates widespread reforms.
Iraqi passersby stand at the site of a suicide bombing in the Baghdad Jadida area on April 25, 2016. The blast ripped through shops in eastern Baghdad, killing at least seven people. (AFP/Haidar Mohammed Ali)
April 26, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, although other recent bombings have been carried out by Daesh.
Iraqi troops inspect the scene of a car bomb explosion in Baghdad. (AFP/File)
April 24, 2016 - 08:56 GMT
A car-bomb struck a security checkpoint in northern Baghdad, killing 10 people and injuring 29 others, a security source said.
Daesh gunmen in Mosul. (AFP/File)
April 22, 2016 - 08:31 GMT
Iraqi army forces have freed scores of people who had been imprisoned by the Daesh group near the embattled northern city of Mosul.
An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter holds his weapon while on patrol in Bashiqa, a town northeast of Mosul. (AFP/File)
April 20, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Daesh militants attacked a Turkish military camp in northern Iraq and lost almost three dozen militants.