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Iraq forces combing west Mosul after surprise ISIS attack

2017-06-26 17:48

Iraqi forces have been searching neighbourhoods of west Mosul they retook after a surprise jihadist attack on their rear that has left several dead, officials say.

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Suicide bomber kills at least 9 in western Iraq

2017-06-23 13:06

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a town in western Iraq, killing at least eight civilians and a soldier, officers said.

Syria, Iraq troops link at border for first time in years

2017-06-19 06:05

Syrian troops and allied militias have met up with Iraqi forces at one crossing point along their shared border for the first time in years, in a step described as a major achievement by the Syrian military in their fight against ISIS.

100 000 civilians held by ISIS in Mosul: UN

2017-06-16 16:00

The UN says Islamic State group jihadists may be holding more than 100 000 Iraqi civilians as human shields in the Old City of Mosul.

Report: ISIS chemical weapons capability degraded

2017-06-13 14:33

A London-based military analysis group says the siege of Mosul and targeted killings of experts in US-led airstrikes have significantly degraded the Islamic State group's ability to produce chemical weapons.

Twin blasts in Iraq kill 21, wound dozens

2017-06-09 19:19

Police and medical officials say a suicide attacker has blown himself up in a market south of the capital Baghdad killing at least 21 people.

13 Turkish troops die in helicopter crash near Iraq border

2017-05-31 22:44

Turkey's military says 13 soldiers have died in a helicopter crash which happened at the border with Iraq.

ISIS-claimed suicide bombings kill 35 in Iraq

2017-05-21 15:04

Suicide bombings at checkpoints in Baghdad and south Iraq claimed by ISIS have killed at least 35 people and injured dozens more.

US envoy: Fight to retake Mosul in 'final stages'

2017-05-15 19:22

A senior US official says the fight to retake Mosul, in Iraq, from the Islamic State group is approaching its "final stages".

 

Journalist dies of wounds from blast in Iraq's Mosul

2017-06-24 13:50

The French Embassy in Baghdad says a Swiss journalist has died from wounds sustained in a Mosul mine blast while reporting on the fight against the Islamic State group.

Bomber hits civilians fleeing Mosul

2017-06-23 16:02

A suicide bomber blew himself up among civilians fleeing Mosul's Old City, where Iraqi forces are gaining ground against jihadists mounting a fierce defence.

ISIS blows up famous Mosul mosque where 'caliphate' was declared

2017-06-22 06:39

Jihadists blew up Mosul's iconic leaning minaret and the adjacent mosque where their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2014 declared himself "caliph" in his only public appearance, an Iraqi commander said.

Iraqi troops move into Mosul's Old City, last ISIS stronghold

2017-06-18 11:22

An Iraqi commander says troops are pushing into the last Islamic State stronghold in the country's second largest city.

More than 100 ISIS fighters attack Iraqi forces in Mosul

2017-06-14 18:16

Iraqi security officials say more than 100 Islamic State militants launched a counterattack in Mosul, killing six Federal Police and three civilians in clashes that were still underway.

Hundreds get food poisoning at camp near Mosul

2017-06-13 10:48

Iraqi officials say up to 800 people have fallen ill from a feast-breaking iftar meal at a camp for displaced Iraqis east of Mosul.

Suicide bomber kills at least 20 in market south of Baghdad

2017-06-09 15:13

A suicide bomber has blown himself up in a market in the town of Musayyib, south of Baghdad, killing at least 20 people, medical and security sources say.

Suicide bomber hits Baghdad ice cream parlour

2017-05-30 09:46

A suicide bomber has detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle at a popular Baghdad ice cream parlour, killing at least eight people.

UN: Sexual violence increasingly used as 'terrorism' tactic

2017-05-16 15:01

A top UN official says sexual violence is increasingly being used as "a tactic of terrorism" from Iraq, Syria and Yemen to Somalia, Nigeria and Mali.

Trump asks Russia to rein in Syria's Assad, Iran

2017-05-10 22:25

US President Donald Trump has called on Russia to rein in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his key ally Iran.

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