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An Iraqi forces member is seen patrolling the area of the industrial zone in Mosul on June 23, 2017. (Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP)
June 25, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The liberation of Mosul from Islamic State group militants will be announced in a few days, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday.
Iraqi families displaced by the ongoing operation by Iraqi forces to retake the city of Mosul from Daesh gather in an area near Qayyarah. (AFP)
June 24, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Fighters for Daesh "the Islamic State group" are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold held in Iraq by the militants there, the United Nations said on Thursday.
Civilians flee Mosul fighting as Iraq forces battle Daesh. (AFP)
June 23, 2017 - 19:47 GMT
A suicide bomber blew himself up on Friday among civilians fleeing Mosul's Old City, where Iraqi forces are gaining ground against extremists mounting a fierce but desperate defense.
In less than two months, at least 23 children have been killed and 123 have been injured in West Mosul alone. (AFP)
June 22, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Since 2014, in Iraq, 1,130 children have been maimed and injured, 255 in the first six months of 2017.
IS proclaimed its self-styled
June 22, 2017 - 08:39 GMT
The Nuri and Hadba mosques, the city's two best known landmarks and the sites from which al-Baghdadi made his first and only public appearance in 2014.
A US soldier advising Iraqi forces is seen in the city of Mosul on June 21, 2017, during the ongoing offensive by Iraqi troops to retake the last district still held by Daesh. (Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP)
June 21, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
According to International Press Institute’s Death Watch, Iraq ranked as the most dangerous place to be a journalist in 2016.
A handout picture released on February 25, 2017 shows Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (R) meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in the capital Baghdad. (AFP via the Iraqi Foreign Ministry's press office)
June 21, 2017 - 10:22 GMT
At the invitation of King Salman, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi paid an official visit to Saudi Arabia on Monday.
Iraqi cyclist Sahem Jreidi (Photo courtesy of Boost Facebook page)
June 21, 2017 - 06:36 GMT
Friends of Iraqi cyclist Sahem Jreidi on Tuesday lamented his tragic death on Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) Road in the early hours of Monday. Iraqi cyclist tragically killed in ‘hit-and-run’ in Jordan
A member of Iraq's elite Counter-Terrorism Service patrols an alley during the advance towards the Old City of Mosul on June 19, 2017 as the ongoing offensive continues to retake the last district still held by Daesh fighters. (Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP)
June 20, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Erbil- Iraqi forces began storming ISIS-held Old City of Mosul on Sunday, in an assault they hope will be the last in the eight-month-old campaign to seize the militants’ stronghold.
Iraqi forces launched the battle for Mosul in October retaking the eastern part of the city in January. (AFP)
June 19, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
The push into Mosul's Old City marks the culmination of a month long campaign by Iraqi forces to retake last major Daesh stronghold.
A picture taken on Jan. 11, 2016 shows Kurdish Peshmerga forces monitoring trenches in Daquq in Kirkuk. (AFP)
June 19, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Four Daesh bombers attacked a position held by Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq on Sunday amid reports of casualties, according to a local military officer.
Iraqi forces patrol in the Shifa neighbourhood, on the west bank of Mosul, on June 17, 2017. (Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP)
June 18, 2017 - 16:00 GMT
Iraqi forces launched an assault to retake Mosul's Old City and push out the Islamic State group on Sunday, three years after the militants seized the city and announced their so-called "caliphate".
An Iraqi soldier walks down a street in Mosul's western Al-Shifa district on June 15, 2017, during the ongoing offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters. (Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP)
June 17, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
Iraqi forces have seized from Daesh one of the official border crossings between the country and Syria, thus choking a key supply line feeding the terrorist group.
Daesh gunmen in Mosul. (AFP)
June 16, 2017 - 08:10 GMT
More than a hundred Daesh "Islamic State group militants" are said to have been killed in a suspected US bombing on their Iraq hideout on Wednesday, after fighters took over a west Mosul neighbourhood in a surprise counterattack.
The Kurds have said they will organise the vote following the fall of Islamic State in the battle of Mosul. (AFP)
June 14, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Haider al-Abadi says he understands the Kurdish minority's statehood aspirations but bemoaned its leadership's decision to hold an independence referendum in September.
Iraqi players celebrate scoring a goal against Japan's team during their 2018 World Cup qualifying football match between Japan and Iraq at the Dastgherdi Stadium in the Iranian capital Tehran on June 13, 2017.
ATTA KENARE / AFP
June 13, 2017 - 22:35 GMT
Japan's final two World Cup qualifying games against Australia and Saudi Arabia will be crucial after they let slip a 1-0 lead away to Iraq.