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Iraqi forces move within striking distance of Mosul

Oct 31, 2016 - 3:37 PM

UPDATED Forces from the elite Counter Terrorism Service CTS faced mortar fire as they pushed from the Christian town of Bartalla towards Mosul s eastern suburbs

Shiite fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) advance towards the village of Salmani, south of Mosul, on October 30, 2016 during the ongoing battle against Islamic State group jihadists to liberate the city of Mosul. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP

Iraq forces say gaining ground around Mosul

Oct 30, 2016 - 7:35 PM

3rd UPDATE Amid the offensive the UN says there have been credible reports of ISIS carrying out mass executions in the Iraqi city

Iraqi families who were displaced by the ongoing operation by Iraqi forces against jihadists of the Islamic State group to retake the city of Mosul, are seen near Qayyarah, south of Mosul, on October 29, 2016. Iraqi paramilitary forces launched an operation to cut the Islamic State group's supply lines between its Mosul bastion and neighbouring Syria, opening a new front in the nearly two-week-old offensive. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

Kurds in fresh push against ISIS near Mosul

Oct 20, 2016 - 3:26 PM

Kurdish forces launch a fresh push against areas held by ISIS around Mosul pressing an offensive to retake the jihadists last major stronghold in Iraq

A member of the Iraqi forces stands on a M109 self-propelled howitzer as troops fire towards the village of Al-Muftuya from a position in Kani al-Harami, some 35 km of Mosul, on October 19, 2016. Bulent Kilic/AFP

Iraq forces move to retake Christian town on way to Mosul

Oct 19, 2016 - 5:08 PM

News of the move to recapture Qaraqosh sparks jubilation among Christians who had fled the town with many dancing and singing in the city of Arbil

CIVILIANS FREED. Displaced Iraqis from the Bajwaniyah village, about 30 kms south of Mosul, who fled fighting in the Mosul area carry a white flag as they approach security forces on October 18, 2016 after they liberated the village from Islamic State (ISIS) group jihadists. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP

Iraqi forces make gains in push to retake ISIS-held Mosul

Oct 18, 2016 - 2:29 PM

3rd UPDATE Some 30 000 federal forces are leading the offensive backed by air and ground support from a 60 nation US led coalition in what is expected to be a long assault on ISIS s last major Iraqi stronghold

FORWARD. Iraqi forces deploy on October 17, 2016 in the area of al-Shurah, some 45 kms south of Mosul, as they advance towards the city to retake it from the Islamic State (ISIS) group jihadists. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP

New ISIS video shows Kurdish fighters in cages

Feb 22, 2015 - 7:59 PM

The video shows 21 captives being led to cages in a square surrounded by masked ISIS fighters wielding pistols

ATROCITIES. A Jordanian holds a placard against the group calling themselves ISIS during a march in memory of executed pilot Muath al-Kassasbeh. EPA/JAMAL NASRALLAH

Iraq Kurd fighters leave base for Syria deployment

Oct 28, 2014 - 8:55 PM

Dozens of military trucks are seen leaving the base northeast of Kurdish regional capital Arbil from which officers said fighters bound for Kobane would depart

Kurdish people watch the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, from the southeastern village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province, on October 19, 2014. Bulent Kilic/AFP

Kurds retake key Iraq dam, Sunnis hit jihadists

Aug 18, 2014 - 9:18 AM

UPDATED The recapture of Mosul dam marks the biggest prize yet clawed back from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ISIS jihadists since they launched a major offensive in northern Iraq in early June

General view of the Mosul dam on the Tigris River, around 50km north of Mosul, northern Iraq, 01 November 2007. EPA/Stringer

Kurds fight to retake Iraq's largest dam after 'massacre'

Aug 17, 2014 - 1:29 PM

UPDATED The recapture of Mosul dam would be one of the most significant achievements in a fightback that is also getting international material support

General view of the Mosul dam on the Tigris River, around 50km north of Mosul, northern Iraq, 01 November 2007. EPA/STR

'Far fewer' stranded on Iraq mountain than thought – US

Aug 14, 2014 - 7:31 AM

UPDATED The Pentagon said that – based on a firsthand assessment by a small party of US troops – the plight of those on the mountain was better than feared and an evacuation mission is far less likely

A screenshot provided on 13 August 2014 taken from a video by Austrian Politician Michel Reimon shows Iraqi Yazidi refugees gathering near a helicopter in northern Iraq, 10 August 2014. Michel Reimon/Handout/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