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Dec 29, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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Bomb-rigged mass grave of ISIS victims found in Iraq

Nov 28, 2015 - 9:48 PM

A bomb rigged mass grave believed to hold the remains of more than 120 people killed by the Islamic State group is found in north Iraq

LOST. Members of the Yazidi minority search for clues on February 3, 2015, that might lead them to missing relatives in the remains of people killed by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, a day after Kurdish forces discovered a mass grave near the Iraqi village of Sinuni, in the northwestern Sinjar area. Photo by Safin Hamed / AFP

Iraqi Kurds say Mount Sinjar siege broken

Dec 19, 2014 - 11:25 AM

This operation represents the single biggest military offensive against IS and the most successful a statement from Barzani s office notes

Iraq Kurds, coalition jets in major push to retake Sinjar

Dec 18, 2014 - 7:27 AM

In neighboring Syria the bodies of 230 people from a tribe that rose up against the jihadists in the Deir Ezzor region are found in a mass grave

Kid holding severed head brings grandfather to tears

Aug 12, 2014 - 9:53 AM

The seven year old boy s grandfather Peter Nettleton who is estranged from his daughter Tara the mother of the boy begged the government to help bring the boy and his siblings home

Shocking photo: Child of ISIS fighter holds decapitated head

Aug 11, 2014 - 10:14 AM

UPDATED Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the image reportedly taken in Syria and posted on Twitter shows how barbaric the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ISIS terrorist army is

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (2-L) speaks to the press upon arrival at the Airport in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 10 August 2014. Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

Iraq PM to sue president, security forces deploy across Baghdad

Aug 11, 2014 - 8:01 AM

Nur al Maliki alleges that Iraq s newly elected president Kurdish veteran Fuad Masum has violated the constitution twice essentially by failing to designate him as the prime minister

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in a press conference in Baghdad, January 13, 2014. Ahmed Saad/Pool/AFP

At least 20,000 Iraqis have safely fled Mt Sinjar – official

Aug 10, 2014 - 7:30 PM

The civilians have escaped the siege on the mountain and were escorted back into Iraq by Kurdish forces

ESCAPE. Iraqis who fled the violence in Mosul stand in a queue at a checkpoint in Erbil, Kurdistan region, north Iraq, 11 June 2014. Kamal Akrayi/EPA

West in push to save Iraqis on Mount Sinjar

Aug 10, 2014 - 10:21 AM

UPDATED A coordinated Western aid effort was shaping up to avert what US President Barack Obama warned could be an impending genocide

Obama vows to save Iraqis stranded on mountain

Aug 10, 2014 - 1:15 AM

Amid reports that the children and the elderly are already dying Obama justifies the decision to intervene with the risk of an impending genocide against the Yazidis

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. US President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the South Lawn of the White House on August 9. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Fleeing civilians in limbo as battle for Iraq town escalates

Aug 04, 2014 - 8:46 PM

The conquest of Sinjar and several other towns threaten to further integrate the Iraqi and Syrian halves of the caliphate IS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi proclaimed

ON GUARD. A volunteer who joined the Iraqi army to fight against jihadist militants of the Islamic State stands in a truck as he holds a position in Al-Othaym in Diyala province, north of the capital Baghdad on August 3, 2014. Photo by Amer al-Saadi/AFP

Jihadist takeover of Iraq town sparks 'humanitarian tragedy' – UN

Aug 03, 2014 - 10:35 PM

The capture of the town of Sinjar has sent up to 200 000 people into flight

UNREST. Iraqi children play at a refugee camp near the city of Mosul, northern Iraq, June 18 2014. File photo by EPA