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Iraqi Kurds campaign for the independence referendum (AFP/File Photo)
September 19, 2017 - 09:14 GMT
The U.S. is in a bind; it wants to stabilise Iraq without supporting Iran.
Kurdistan is set to hold a referendum on 25 September. (AFP/File)
September 18, 2017 - 12:44 GMT
Iraq's supreme court has ordered Erbil to scrap the planned Kurdish referendum which in a week's time.
Iraqi Kurdish protesters wave flags of their autonomous Kurdistan region during a demonstration (AFP File Photo)
September 18, 2017 - 08:09 GMT
National Security Council rejected Kurdish referendum for independence in northern Iraq late Sunday.
Iraqi forces are seen outside the town of Akashat, northwest of the al-Anbar province, as they prepare a military operation to push out ISIS (Moadh Al-Dulaimi/AFP)
September 17, 2017 - 14:42 GMT
Over the past 72 hours, Daesh appears to have stepped up its attacks -- with both car bombs and suicide bombers -- in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province; central Baghdad province; southern Dhi Qar province; and the northern Kirkuk and Saladin provinces.
Iraqi security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb explosion that targeted a shop selling alcohol in the mainly Kurdish Iraqi city of Kirkuk on September 16, 2017. (Marwan Ibrahim/AFP)
September 17, 2017 - 09:11 GMT
The attack targeted a liquor store in the oil-rich city.
Iraqi forces are seen outside the town of Akashat, northwest of the al-Anbar province, as they prepare a military operation to push out ISIS (Moadh Al-Dulaimi/AFP)
September 16, 2017 - 12:30 GMT
Iraq has launched a new offensive towards the Syria border, where some of the country's last remaining Islamic State group fighters are making a last stand.
Iraqi Kurds fly Kurdish flags during an event to urge people to vote in the upcoming independence referendum in Irbil. (Safin Hamed/AFP)
September 16, 2017 - 08:58 GMT
The United States on Friday strongly urged northern Iraq's autonomous Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) to call off a controversial referendum on independence from Baghdad.
Iraqi Kurds wave Kurdish flags and hold torches as they walk up a mountain during a gathering to show support for the upcoming independence referendum and encourage people to vote in the town of Akra, some 500 kilometres north of Baghdad on September 10, 2017. (SAFIN HAMED / AFP)
September 11, 2017 - 09:13 GMT
Kurdish Rally
West Mosul suffered considerable damage and loss of civilian life during the final push to retake it from ISIS (AFP)
September 09, 2017 - 10:18 GMT
The high numbers make clear the horror of the battle to retake Mosul from ISIS.
An image from Twitter which reportedly shows the US base in Syria. This image is not verified. (Twitter: @aldin_ww)
September 06, 2017 - 11:52 GMT
A little-known U.S. base in Southeastern Syria is likely to become the focal point on the new phase of the Syrian Civil War. But is the U.S. already being out-flanked?
Iraqi forces liberate Tal Afar from ISIS, August 2017 (AFP)
September 03, 2017 - 09:56 GMT
Army First Lieutenant Fayeq Numan al-Salim predicts a “speedy victory” over Daesh in Al-Hawija, “similar what we saw in Tal Afar”.
“ISIS is a global threat, relocating terrorists from one place to another for someone else to deal with, is not a lasting solution.” (AFP)
August 30, 2017 - 14:09 GMT
“ISIS is a global threat, relocating terrorists from one place to another for someone else to deal with, is not a lasting solution.”
A man stands at the site of the deadly bomb blast which killed 11. (AFP)
August 29, 2017 - 10:05 GMT
The bomb tore through eastern Baghdad’s Jamila vegetable market, killing 11 people and injuring another 15, Baghdad Police Lieutenant Yasser Bassem al-Tai told Anadolu Agency.
The city has been fully recaptured, but fighting is still ongoing in the wider region. (AFP/File)
August 28, 2017 - 10:33 GMT
The city has been fully recaptured, but fighting is still ongoing in the wider region.
France, a country which has been the victim of numerous large scale IS attacks, is aiding Iraq in its fight against the extremist group by providing aerial an artillery support. (AFP/File)
August 27, 2017 - 11:10 GMT
France, a country which has been the victim of numerous large scale IS attacks, is aiding Iraq in its fight against the extremist group by providing aerial an artillery support.
Iraqi government and Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) forces in Tal Afar, August 25 (AFP)
August 27, 2017 - 08:38 GMT
Iraq has said that its military has retaken 70 percent of the Islamic State group holdout town of Tal Afar, a day after troops drove militants out of the city's historic citadel.