Iraq forces launch operation to retake west Mosul
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launch of military operations to retake west Mosul from the Islamic State group Sunday, four months into a massive offensive on the city.
IS expel residents to defend river bank in Mosul
"The group forced us to leave our homes... without allowing us to take our belongings," a resident of Al-Maidan, a neighbourhood on the city's jihadist-held west bank, told AFP.
Iraq PM says 'thanks but no thanks' to Turkey on Mosul
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi reiterated his rejection Saturday of Turkish participation in the ongoing offensive to wrest Mosul back from the Islamic State group.
Iraq forces launch battle to liberate Mosul from IS
Iraqi forces have launched a campaign to retake Mosul, the self-declared capital of the Islamic State, the prime minister said Monday in what the US hailed as a "decisive moment" in the battle to crush the jihadist group.
UN slams Iraq prime minister's efforts to accelerate executions
Given problems with Iraq's judicial system, the premier's efforts to speed up the implementation of executions will only "accelerate injustice", the United Nations said on Monday.
Iraq PM accepts resignation of five new ministers
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who has been trying for months to replace the current cabinet, has accepted the resignations of five more ministers, his office said on Tuesday.