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Soldiers pick their way through the ruins of Mosul, Iraq, on Tuesday. Photograph: Rukmini Callimachi/New York Times

Iraqi forces clashed with Islamic State militants holding out in Mosul’s Old City on Wednesday, more than 36 hours after Baghdad declared victory over(...)

A US soldier in  a military vehicle at an army base in Karamless town, east of Mosul, Iraq, December 25th, 2016. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi claimed on Tuesday it would take three months to rout Islamic State, as US-backed forces continue to battle to di(...)

Iraqi forces hold positions about 45km south of Mosul on October 17th. Some 30,000 federal troops are leading the offensive against Islamic State, backed by air and ground support from a US-led coalition. Photograph: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

After two years scraping back territory lost in a humiliating defeat to Islamic State, Iraqi forces are now advancing on the city where the drama all (...)

The city of Falluja, 50 km west of Baghdad, has been a longtime bastion of Sunni Muslim jihadists and was the first city to fall to the jihadists in January 2014. File photograph: Mohanned Faisal/Reuters

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launching of an offensive to retake the Islamic State stronghold of Falluja after the military tol(...)

Followers of Iraq’s Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shout slogans at Grand Festivities Square within the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, on Sunday. Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

Protesters camped out in Baghdad’s Green Zone for 24 hours left the heavily fortified government district on Sunday after issuing demands for politica(...)

Followers of Iraq’s Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr hold a sit-in in the Grand Festivities Square in Baghdad. Photograph:  Reuters

Hundreds of supporters of a powerful Shia Muslim cleric camped outside parliament in Baghdad overnight a day after thousands stormed the Green Zone an(...)

Iraqi mourners carry the body of one of the soldiers who  died the previous day in “friendly fire” from a US-led coalition aircraft west of Baghdad. Photograph: Haidar Hamdani/AFP/Getty Images

A US aircraft appears to have mistakenly carried out an air strike that killed Iraqi security forces near the city of Fallujah, US defence secretary A(...)

The truck bombing has been claimed by the Islamic State. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

At least 76 people were killed and 212 wounded on Thursday in a blast claimed by Islamic State in Baghdad‘s Sadr City, police and medical sources sai(...)

Demonstrators shout slogans in support of reforms introduced by Iraq’s prime minister Haider al-Abadi. Photograph: Haidar Hamdani/AFP/Getty Images

Iraq’s parliament voted unanimously yesterday for the biggest shakeup in its governing system since the US military occupation, eliminating entire la(...)

 Displaced Iraqis who were forced to flee their hometowns ahead of gains made by Islamic State (IS) militants in Ramadi, western Iraqi, wait near the Bzebiz bridge crossing the Euphrates River on their way to Baghdad at the weekend. Photograph: EPA

The use of Shia militias to try to take back the Iraqi city of Ramadi from Islamic State risks unleashing more sectarian bloodletting, current and for(...)

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