9 Dec 2017
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday announced the end of a three-year war by Iraqi forces to drive the Islamic State jihadist group out of the country.
27 May 2017
The offensive is the latest push in the more than seven-month battle to retake Mosul, a linchpin in IS's now crumbling bid to establish a cross-border jihadist "state".
9 Apr 2017
"The attack was launched from the desert on the Iraqi side of the border," said a senior military officer with an army division stationed in Rutba, the nearest town.
19 Mar 2017
Iraqi forces have retaken several neighbourhoods in west Mosul from the Islamic State group since starting an assault last month to recapture the jihadists' last major urban bastion in the country.
12 Mar 2017
Iraqi forces battling to retake Mosul have cut the last road out of the city, trapping Islamic State group fighters inside, the US envoy to the anti-IS coalition said Sunday.
8 Mar 2017
Supported by US-led air strikes, the forces have made steady progress in their battle to seize Iraq's second city from the Islamic State group, announcing the recapture of three more areas on Wednesday.
26 Feb 2017
Iraqi forces battled jihadists in west Mosul Sunday, aiming to build a floating bridge across the Tigris to establish an important supply route linked to the recaptured east bank.
13 Nov 2016
Iraqi forces said Sunday they had recaptured the Nimrud area, the site of an ancient Assyrian city blown up by the Islamic State group, as they battled the jihadists south of Mosul.
23 Oct 2016
Iraqi forces battled Sunday through booby-traps, sniper fire and suicide car bombs to tighten the noose around Mosul, while also hunting Islamic State group jihadists ...
22 Oct 2016
"We need an ambulance, we need an ambulance," an Iraqi officer says over the radio, moments after an explosives-rigged truck disappeared in a column of flame and dust.
27 May 2016
Hundreds of people fled the Fallujah area on Friday with the help of Iraqi forces who are fighting to retake the city from the Islamic State jihadist group, officials said.
10 Mar 2016
Iraqi forces retook a town from the Islamic State jihadist group in Anbar province Thursday and evacuated 10,000 civilians as they advanced up the Euphrates valley, a security spokesman said.