Mortars of the federal police forces are seen in the south of Mosul. Photograph: Reuters

Iraqi security forces are preparing to advance towards Mosul airport on the city’s southern edge to increase pressure on Islamic State militants figh(...)

People displaced by the fighting around Mosul  at Al-Khazer refugee camp, east of the Iraqi city, on Friday. Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudaini/Reuters

Iraqi special forces said they recaptured six districts of eastern Mosul on Friday, expanding the army’s foothold in the Islamic State bastion a day a(...)

Iraqi federal police forces launch a rocket during clashes with Islamic State militants south of Mosul. Photograph: Reuters

The Iraqi army was trying on Thursday to reach a town south of Mosul where Islamic State has reportedly executed dozens of people to deter the populat(...)