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Fighters from the Popular Mobilisation units, supporting Iraqi  government forces, and members of the Iraqi police pose with an Islamic State flag in Falluja on June 28th after Iraqi forces retook the city from the jihadists. File photograph: Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State has lost a quarter of the territory it controlled in Iraq and Syria and is likely to retaliate by mounting attacks on civilians and econ(...)

A British soldier secures an area near the burning oil export pipeline – from the southern city of Basra, 500km from Baghdad, to the Faw peninsula on the Gulf – in March 2004, in the Maamer zone 100km further south of Basra. Photograph: Joseph Barrak/AFP/Getty Images

The 2003 US-British invasion of Iraq was a war the world did not want. Millions of people protested around the world in the run-up to the war. Among (...)

A bloody end to Ramadan

Just weeks after fleeing its strongholds of Ramadi and Fallujah, Islamic State (IS) was striking back in Iraq’s capital. Two bombs on Sunday claimed m(...)

 Iraqi men mourn over a body after they lost five members of their family in a suicide bombing that ripped through Baghdad’s busy shopping district of Karrada. Photograph: Haidar Hamdanihaidar/Getty Images

The death toll from Sunday’s devastating truck bombing in Baghdad has risen to 149, Iraqi authorities said, as prime minister Haider al-Abadi ordered (...)

A  child displaced by Islamic State violence  in a tent at a refugee camp in the Makhmour area near Mosul, Iraq. Photograph: Ari Jalal/Reuters

Some 3.6 million children in Iraq are at serious risk of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups, Unicef, the UN f(...)

Rocket-propelled grenades left behind by Islamic State militants are seen at a school, following clashes in Falluja, Iraq, on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Iraqi forces recaptured the last district held by Islamic State militants in the city of Falluja on Sunday and the general commanding the operation de(...)

Displaced Iraqi children, who fled from Falluja because of Islamic State violence, are seen at a camp on the outskirts of Falluja, Iraq: recent arrivals suffer extreme temperatures without shelter in the desert. Photograph: Reuters/Stringer

The United Nations has warned that Iraqi civilians fleeing fighting in Falluja between government forces and Islamic State fighters lack water, food a(...)

  Iraqi security forces detain dozens of men from  Fallujah  for interrogation on suspicion of belonging to Isis during a military operation  to take back the city. Photograph:  EPA

Territorial losses in both Syria and Iraq are driving Islamic State (Isis) to lash out with suicide and car bombings targeting mainly Shias in Baghdad(...)

Iraq’s prime minister Haider al-Abadi has to prevent a massacre of residents and the devastation of the city. Photograph: Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters.

Iraqi forces encircling Islamic State fighters in Sunni majority Falluja are all sectarian, making the battle for this strategic city a major test for(...)

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(...)

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