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Displaced Iraqi families from Hawijah rest some 25 kilometres from the northern city of Kirkuk after fleeing their homes due to ongoing fighting between government forces and Islamic State (IS) group jihadists on September 27, 2016. (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim)
September 30, 2016 - 15:00 GMT
The UNHCR added that the Mosul offensive has the potential to displace over a million people.
US and British soldiers chat at a military base southeast of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on January 27, 2016. (AFP/File)
September 29, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The US military is deploying 600 more troops to Iraq to help government forces fight the Daesh (ISIL) group in the city of Mosul, according to the US Defense Department.
Iraqi soldiers and civilians check the damage after a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle in northern Baghdad's Sadr City, May 17, 2016. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
September 27, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
Police officials said the attacker approached a group of construction workers and detonated his explosives-laden vest on Tuesday in the Baghdad Jadida area.
Iraqi army soldiers. (AFP/File)
September 26, 2016 - 05:00 GMT
The Iraqi Defense Ministry stated that only Iraqi and local fighters will advance on Daesh on Mosul.
A member of the Iraqi government forces looks at a burnt-out vehicle as they secure the town of Sharqat, around 50 miles south of Mosul, on September 23, 2016, the day after recapturing city from Daesh. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
September 25, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
The militants first opened fire on a checkpoint, then went on to detonate a car bomb.
Iraqi forces drive through the town of Qayarrah, near the air base attacked by Daesh. (AFP/File)
September 22, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
US officials reported that Daesh fired a shell containing low-purity mustard gas at the Qayarrah air base.
Iraqi forces roll through the Anbar province. (AFP/File)
September 21, 2016 - 16:00 GMT
Iraqi army forces continue to make gains in the Daesh-controlled Anbar province as they push toward Mosul.
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September 20, 2016 - 14:00 GMT
Iraq says its army and volunteer forces have begun operations to rid a town near the Daesh stronghold of Mosul of the extremist group’s presence.
Displaced Iraqi civilians wait to receive assistance after fleeing Fallujah. (AFP/File)
September 10, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The US-led coalition aims to retake Mosul by the end of the year.
The remains of a car bomb. (AFP/Younis al-Bayati)
September 10, 2016 - 03:00 GMT
Two suicide bombings at a Baghdad mall killed at least a dozen people in Baghdad late Friday evening.
A French aircraft carrier. (AFP/File)
September 09, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
France is sending weapons and an aircraft carrier to Iraqi forces in advance of a planned operation on Mosul.
An Iraqis woman cries on September 6, 2016 in the aftermath of a car bomb explosion - one of many in Baghdad in the week leading up to Eid. (AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
September 08, 2016 - 14:30 GMT
Two bombings in Baghdad killed three people on Thursday morning.
Members of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units drive into Tikrit, Iraq in 2015. (AFP/File)
September 07, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Iraqi forces discovered three graves of 30 victims, believed to be the remains of Iraqi air force cadets killed by Daesh in 2014.
Jacket belonging to an Iraqi Army uniform lies on the ground in some 10km of east of Mosul. (AFP/File)
September 07, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
The UN aid group provided the residents of Qayyarah with food supplies to last one full month.
Emergency responders and civilians react to the scene of a car bomb in Baghdad's Karrada district on July 3, 2016. (AFP/File)
September 06, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
A Shia gathering was targeted in a Daesh-claimed car bombing in the Karradah district of Baghdad late Monday night.
An Iraqi soldier walks past a sign pointing toward Mosul. (AFP/File)
September 05, 2016 - 10:00 GMT
An explosion triggered when Iraqi forces entered a building in Mosul killed at least 18 people.