Abu Al Baghdadi

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 Mosul’s skyline featuring the historic leaning minaret  of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri, where Islamic State  group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his caliphate   in 2014. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

Positioned in bombed-out apartments overlooking west Mosul, Iraqi police snipers have in the last few days advanced to within a few hundred metres of (...)

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(...)

Civilians evacuate the area as the Iraqi counter-terrorism service  advances towards the Yabasat neighbourhood of Mosul on March Thursday  during the ongoing offensive to push Islamic State  jihadists out of the city. Photograph: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

About 400,000 Iraqi civilians are trapped in the Islamic State-held Old City of western Mosul, short of food and basic needs as the battle between the(...)

A man purported to be Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi at a mosque in Mosul, according to a video recording posted on online on July 5th, 2014. Photograph: Reuters

US and Iraqi officials believe the leader of the so-called Islamic State (Isis), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has left commanders behind with diehard followe(...)

Iraqi security forces launch a rocket against Islamic State militants positions during clashes in the western side of Mosul, Iraq, on Sunday. Photograph: AP

US-backed Iraqi forces on Monday captured Mosul’s al-Hurriya bridge, which leads to the Islamic State-held old city centre from the south, a military (...)

A man cries while he carried his daughter as he walks from Islamic State controlled part of Mosul towards Iraqi special forces soldiers during a battle in Mosul, Iraq. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

More than 40,000 people have been displaced in the past week from the Iraqi city of Mosul, where US-backed forces launched a fresh push towards the Is(...)

Displaced young residents of Mosul gather at a petrol station, used as a gathering point, after fleeing the Iraqi city on Friday, during an offensive by US-backed Iraqi forces to retake the western parts of the city from Islamic State. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

The number of civilians escaping the fighting in Mosul has increased significantly as battles intensify between US-backed Iraqi forces and Islamic Sta(...)

Two people run for cover as they flee Mosul’s Al-Tayaran neighbourhood on Tuesday, during an offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the area from Islamic State fighters. Photograph: Ahmad al-Rabaye/AFP/Getty Images

US-backed Iraqi forces on Tuesday battled their way to within firing range of Mosul’s main government buildings, a major target in the offensive to d(...)

Displaced people fleeing  their homes in western Mosul on Monday. Photograph: Azad Lashkaril/Reuters

Iraqi forces have seized a damaged Mosul bridge which could link up their units on either side of the Tigris river, as thousands of civilians fled the(...)

Iraqi forces’ BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles, supported by the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitaries, advance towards the village of Sheikh Younis, south of Mosul, on Sunday,  after the offensive to retake the western side of the city from Islamic State began. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi forces have launched a long-awaited offensive to retake west Mosul, making cautious advances towards the city’s airport ahead of a push into hea(...)

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