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People gather at the site of car bomb attack in a busy square at Baghdad’s sprawling Sadr City district on Monday. Photograph: Reuters

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb in Baghdad’s Sadr City district on Monday which killed 24 people and wounded 67 others. (...)

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(...)

US president-elect Donald Trump speaks at a “Thank You USA” tour rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The CIA has concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help president-elect Donald Trump win the White House, and not just to undermine(...)

A family flees fighting as oil fields burn in Qayyara, Iraq. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/New York Times

Each day, dozens of families pick their way out, some carrying white flags even as they come under mortar or sniper fire from Islamic State. Billowin(...)

A boy plays with a homemade toy gun in Qayara, south of Mosul, Iraq. For months, residents of the Iraqi town of Qayara have lived in darkness from a cloud of toxic fumes released by oil fields lit by retreating Islamic State fighters. Photograph: AP Photo/Felipe Dana

US forces backing an Iraqi army campaign against Islamic State in Mosul carried out an air strike on a bridge spanning the Tigris river, restricting m(...)

 A man kisses a soldier from the Iraqi Special Forces 2nd division as they queue to have their ID checked. Photograph: Anderson Odd/Getty Images

US-backed Iraqi troops expanded their foothold on the eastern side of Islamic State’s stronghold of Mosul on Friday, as the group pledged to mount mor(...)

Media, supporters and protestants gather outside Trump Tower. Photograph: Alba Vigaray/EPA

I was asked to go and talk to some Trump voters so I sent out a bunch of text messages and got some very grumpy replies along the lines of,” I don’t k(...)

Smoke rises during clashes between Peshmerga forces and Islamic State militants in the town of Bashiqa, east of Mosul, in  Iraq. Photograph: Azad Lashkari/Reuters

Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces stormed an Islamic State-held town northeast of Mosul on Monday, trying to clear a pocket of militants outside the city(...)

Members of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) drive near the village of Bazwaya, on the eastern edges of Mosul. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi special forces have entered the outskirts of Mosul, taking the state television building and are advancing despite fierce resistance by Islamic (...)

Shia fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi launch missiles on the village of Salmani, south of Mosul. Photograph: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

Advancing Iraqi troops broke through Islamic State defence lines in an eastern suburb of Mosul on Monday, taking the battle for the insurgents’ strong(...)

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