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Despite plans before the operation for safe corridors, few civilians have managed to flee the Fallujah battle in recent days. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 28, 2016 - 09:40 GMT
At least 50,000 civilians are thought to be still inside the city, which is around 65 kilometres west of Baghdad.
Iraqi government forces advance near al-Sejar village, north-east of Fallujah, as smoke billows in the background on May 26, 2016, as they take part in a major assault to retake the city from the Islamic State (IS) group. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 27, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
Tens of thousands of civilians are still trapped inside Fallujah, caught between Daesh and airstrikes by Iraqi forces.
Iraqi government forces fire a rocket near al-Sejar village, north-east of Fallujah, on May 26, 2016, as they take part in a major assault to retake the city from Daesh. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 27, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
About 50,000 civilians are believed to be trapped inside the city as Iraqi forces work to push out Daesh.
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.