Daesh appears on the brink of losing their last major urban base in Iraq. (AFP/File)
March 12, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
As the forces advance they turn up more evidence of Daesh's reign of terror.
Destroyed buildings are seen in west Mosul on March 11, 2017 as Iraqi forces fight Daesh jihadists to retake the city from the group. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
March 11, 2017 - 17:01 GMT
Iraqi military forces seized control of Badoush prison from Daesh militants earlier this week, where over 600 prisoners were said to have been executed by the extremist group.
An elderly Iraqi woman stands in the middle of the street as Iraqi forces advance inside Mosul during fighting against Daesh on March 8, 2017. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
March 09, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
No group has so far claimed the attack, but Daesh has previously carried out suicide attacks in retaliation for the Iraqi army's offensive in Mosul.
The Iraq-born Baghdadi, who proclaimed a
March 09, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The leader of the extremist group was targeted in airstrikes earlier this month, but he is believed to have fled Mosul and his whereabouts are still unknown.
This file photo taken on February 18, 2017 shows US Vice President Michael Richard Pence (R) and Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi as they shake hands in Munich, southern Germany. (AFP/Thomas Kienzle)
March 08, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The US took Iraq off the blacklist after Baghdad started sharing certain data on individuals with Washington, and agreed to a new visa vetting regime.
According to the UN, some 750,000 civilians in western Mosul now face a serious humanitarian crisis. (AFP/File)
March 08, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
According to UN, an estimated 750,000 civilians in western Mosul still face serious humanitarian crisis.
Iraqi forces gather in position as they prepare for clashes with Daesh fighters in Mosul on March 5, 2017. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
March 07, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Meanwhile US-backed forces took control of two of the city's five bridges spanning the Tigris river

The Iraqi army launched an offensive to retake west Mosul on 19 February. (AFP/File)
March 06, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
The latest offensive has seen some of the fiercest fighting since the campaign to take west Mosul began.
Last week, Iraqi authorities opened the Hammam al-Alil camp for service in southeastern Mosul with a capacity of 4,000 families from western Mosul. (AFP/File)
March 05, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Iraqi authorities said around 14,000 civilians fled western Mosul on Friday.
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces and fighters from the Yezidi community hold a Kurdish flag. (AFP/File)
March 03, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
On one side is the militia of the Yezidis, a persecuted religious group, allied with the leftist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), and on the other are Syrian Kurds allied with conservative Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani.
Members of the Iraqi army's 9th Division fire a multiple rocket launcher from a hill in Talul al-Atshana, on the southwestern outskirts of Mosul, on February 27, 2017. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
February 28, 2017 - 12:38 GMT
Wadi Hajar is the fourth neighborhood to fall since the operation began.
Smoke billows in the background as Iraqi forces advance on Mosul airport during an offensive. (AFP/File)
February 27, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Iraqi forces are fighting to drive Daesh militants from western Mosul.
Shifa Gardi is the first recorded killing of a journalist in Iraq this year. (Twitter/Rudaw)
February 27, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Female war correspondent Shifa Gardi, who worked for Rudaw Media Network, was known as one of its 'most daring journalists' who cracked the glass ceiling.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. (AFP/File)
February 26, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Last year, Saudi Arabia reopened its embassy in Baghdad after 25 years.
Abu-Zakariya al-Britani, a British-born militant joined Daesh after being released from Guantanamo in 2004. (Twitter)
February 23, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Abu-Zakariya al-Britani, believed to also be known as Jamal al-Harith, blew himself up earlier this week at a military base near Mosul.
A member of the Iraqi security forces poses from inside an armored vehicle in the village of al-Buseif, south of Mosul, during an offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the western side of the city from Daesh on February 22, 2017. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
February 23, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The commander in charge of Iraq's Federal Police Forces said much of Daesh's fortifications had already been destroyed.