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2 Jan 2017
Supporting military operations against the Islamic State group is key to preventing terror attacks at home, French President Francois Hollande said Monday during a visit to Iraq.
29 Dec 2016
Ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was hanged inside one of his own regime's former torture centres a decade ago on December 30, 2006.
7 Dec 2016
Iraqi forces battled jihadists deep inside Mosul Wednesday, edging closer to the River Tigris that divides the city and looking for a breakthrough in the seven-week-old offensive.
25 Nov 2016
A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 70 people, mainly Shiite pilgrims, south of Baghdad on Thursday, as Iraqi forces battle to retake Mosul from the jihadists.
18 Nov 2016
They are armed with wrenches instead of rifles and are rarely found on the front lines, but Mosul's mechanics say they are indispensable to the fight against the Islamic State group.
10 Nov 2016
The battle for Iraq's second city Mosul neared the remains of ancient Nimrud on Thursday, the military said, raising fears for the famed heritage site already ravaged by jihadist bombs and sledgehammers.
3 Nov 2016
The reclusive leader of the Islamic State group broke a nearly year-long silence as Iraqi forces closed in on Mosul Thursday, urging his jihadists to hold their ground.
2 Nov 2016
More than a million civilians in Mosul were in grave danger and aid workers were "bracing for the worst", a relief group said Wednesday, after Iraqi forces reached the jihadist-held city.
26 Oct 2016
Islamic State group fighters were shaving their beards and changing hideouts in Mosul, residents said, as Iraqi forces moved ever closer to the city Wednesday and civilians fled in growing numbers.
25 Oct 2016
The UN said Tuesday it had received reports of dozens of execution-type killings by the Islamic State group (IS), including the slaying of 50 former police officers, as Iraqi troops close in on Mosul.
25 Oct 2016
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday Ankara could launch a ground operation in Iraq to remove any threats to Turkey that may arise.
21 Oct 2016
Islamic State group fighters may be preparing to use civilians as human shields, or simply kill them, rather than let them be liberated in an Iraqi offensive to retake Mosul, the UN said Friday.

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