Yahya Rasool

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An Islamic State fighter fires a weapon in this still image taken from a video said to be taken on the outskirts of Palmyra, Syria,  and uploaded on March 21st, 2016 by an agency affiliated to the  Islamic State terror group. Photograph: Reuters

Islamic State is carrying out a rising number of kidnappings, killings and bombings in Iraq and fighting fiercely in Syria as the extremist group retu(...)

Iraqi policemen throw sand to put out tyres that  protesters had set ablaze at the main entrance to the giant Zubair oilfield near Basra, Iraq, Tuesday. Photograph: Essam al-Sudani/Reuters

Iraqi police wielded batons and rubber hoses to disperse about 250 protesters gathered at the main entrance to the Zubair oilfield near Basra on Tues(...)

Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service troops rest  beside the ruins of Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul after it was retaken from Islamic State on Thursday. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters

After eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops on Thursday captured the ruined mosque in Mosul from where Islamic State proclai(...)

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(...)

People displaced by the fighting near Mosul pass a checkpoint in Qayyara, 50km south of Mosul. The combat ahead is likely to get more deadly as 1.5 million residents remain in Mosul. Photograph: Marko Drobnjakovic/AP

Islamic State fighters have kept up their fierce defence of the southern approaches to Mosul, which has held up Iraqi troops on the southern front an(...)

Iraqi troops stand guard at the entrance of the Nineveh base for liberation operations in Makhmur, about 280 kilometres (175 miles) north of the capital Baghdad. Photograph: Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images

Iraq’s military is mobilising troops to prepare for an offensive the government has pledged to launch this year to retake the northern city of Mosul f(...)

Smoke rises from Ramadi’s Hoz neighbourhood, about 110km west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, during military operations conducted by Iraqi pro-government forces against the Islamic State. Photograph: AFP

Iraq’s army said on Sunday it had defeated Islamic State fighters in a provincial capital west of Baghdad, the first major victory for the US-trained (...)