Iraqi Troops

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Iraqi armoured units are seen heading for the town of Tal Afar, the main remaining Islamic State stronghold in the northern part of the country. Photograph: AFP

Iraqi forces have pushed into the outskirts of one of the last Islamic State-held areas in the country – the northwestern city of Tal Afar. The opera(...)

A displaced Iraqi man carries his belongings and pushes a child  after fleeing their homes due to the ongoing fighting between government forces and Islamic State (IS) on Saturday in Mosul. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi government forces paused in their push to recapture western Mosul from Islamic State militants on Saturday because of the high rate of civilian(...)

Iraqi pro-government forces on patrol in eastern Mosul during the military operation against Islamic State. Photograph: AFP

Iraqi security forces yesterday began the second phase of their offensive against Islamic State militants in Mosul, pushing from three directions into(...)

In this Monday, November 7th frame grab from video, an Iraqi federal police officer holds his nose as he points towards a mass grave in Hamam al-Alil, Iraq. Photograph: AP

Investigators are examining a mass grave which was found by Iraqi troops advancing further into Islamic State-held territory near the city of Mosul. (...)

Men are held by Iraqi national security agents, to be interrogated at a checkpoint, as oil fields burn in Qayara, south of Mosul on Saturday. Twin attacks in Tikrit and Samarra  killed 21 people on Sunday. Photograph: Felipe Dana/AP

Suicide bombers driving ambulances packed with explosives detonated their vehicles at a checkpoint and a car park for Shia pilgrims in two Iraqi citi(...)

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(...)

People displaced by the fighting around Mosul jump over a wall to get humanitarian packages, as smoke rises from a burning oil refinery. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra

An elite unit of the Iraqi army paused its week-long advance on Mosul as it approached the city’s eastern edge on Tuesday, waiting for other US-backed(...)

Iraq’s prime minister Haider al-Abadi visits an Iraqi army base on Wednesday in Camp Tariq near Falluja. Photograph: Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters

Iraq has delayed its assault on the city of Falluja because of fears for the safety of civilians, prime minister Haider al-Abadi said on Wednesday, as(...)

Iraqi security forces gather near Falluja, Iraq on Tuesday. Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

Islamic State fighters halted an Iraqi army assault on the city of Falluja with a counter-attack at its southern gates on Tuesday, while the United(...)

Iraqi forces secure an area near the Grand Mosque in central Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s Anbar province, on Friday, 2016, after retaking the city from Islamic State. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

As his armoured vehicle bounced along a dirt track carved through the ruins of this recently reconquered city on Wednesday, Gen Ali Jameel, an Iraqi c(...)

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