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Car bombing in Baghdad kills at least four, injures 10

A car bomb exploded Saturday in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing at least four civilians, police and witnesses said.

UN: 926 civilians killed in month of "staggering" violence in Iraq

A total of 926 civilians were among 2,885 Iraqis killed due to terrorism, violence and armed conflict in the country last month, a United Nations team reported Thursday.

Iraq parliament grants legal status to mainly Shiite militias

The Iraqi parliament Saturday passed a law granting legal status to mainly Shiite militias who have been a key force in the fight against Islamic State jihadists but have also been accused of...

Pro-government militias say Mosul cut off from rest of Iraq

Iraq's mainly Shiite pro-government militias Wednesday said they have reached Kurdish Peshmerga positions west of Mosul, cutting off the Islamic State stronghold from the rest of Iraq and from...

Pro-regime Iraqi militia takes airport seen as key to Mosul operation

The Popular Mobilization Forces, a pro-Iraqi government Shiite militia, managed late Wednesday to wrest control of a critical airport from Islamic State forces, according to a statement by the...

Iraqi forces claim ancient Nimrud city from Islamic State

Iraqi forces have retaken control of the ancient city of Nimrud from Islamic State near the militant organization's stronghold of Mosul, a senior army officer said on Sunday.

Iraqi forces advance on Islamic State stronghold despite car bombs

Iraq said its forces on Saturday recaptured two districts near Islamic State’s key stronghold of Mosul despite the car bombs used by the militant group in an attempt to hamper the US-backed...

Iraq Army: Mass grave with 100 decapitated bodies found near Mosul

A mass grave of 100 headless bodies has been found south of Mosul in a town that was recently recaptured from Islamic State, the Iraqi Army said on Monday.

Iraqi forces claim key town near Mosul as refugee numbers swell

Iraqi forces said Saturday they had captured a key town some 15 kilometres south of Mosul, while an aid agency reported a sharp rise in the numbers of civilians fleeing since fighting reached the...

Explosion kills 26 fleeing Islamic State-held town in northern Iraq

Twenty-six people are dead after a roadside bomb hit a convoy carrying people fleeing a town held by the Islamic State extremist militia in northern Iraq, a local police official said Saturday....

Iraq reports gains against Islamic State in Mosul

Iraqi forces on Friday made territorial gains against Islamic State in the extremist militia's stronghold of Mosul, a senior army officer said.

Iraq retakes over 50 villages near Mosul amid strong resistance

Joint Iraqi forces liberated Wednesday more than 50 villages bordering Mosul as part of an operation to dislodge Islamic State from the northern city, while intense fighting erupted again in a...

Iraq fears "reckless step" as Turkey sends tanks to border

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Tuesday he feared a "reckless step" from Ankara after Turkish media reported that Turkey was deploying tanks and armoured vehicles from a key infantry...

Kurds fend off Islamic State attacks as Baghdad-Ankara spat continues

Kurdish forces on Monday said they fended off two attacks by Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq as Turkish and Iraqi officials again issued contradictory statements about whether Turkish...

Iraq military denies Turkey's participation in Mosul campaign

The Iraqi military Monday denied that Turkish forces were participating "in any manner" in the campaign to recapture the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State extremist group.