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Iraq starts final push to liberate Mosul from ISIL extremists

After retaking eastern Mosul, US-backed Iraqi forces have begun the much more difficult battle for the western part of the city, in an all-out offensive to dislodge ISIL from its last major stronghold

After retaking eastern Mosul, US-backed Iraqi forces have begun the much more difficult battle for the western part of the city, in an all-out offensive to dislodge ISIL from its last major stronghold

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Dozens killed and injured in Sadr City bombing

A suicide bomber detonated a pick-up truck in Sadr City, a heavily-populated and poor Shi'ite suburb of Baghdad.

A suicide bomber detonated a pick-up truck in Sadr City, a heavily-populated and poor Shi'ite suburb of Baghdad.

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Iraqis take to the streets

Hundreds of followers of the influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr took to the streets of Baghdad on Tuesday, in honour of the people who died when an anti-government rally turned violent on…

Hundreds of followers of the influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr took to the streets of Baghdad on Tuesday, in honour of the people who died when an anti-government rally turned violent on…

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Iraqi agriculture in ruins as ISIL leaves trail of destruction

As the battle to rout ISIL from Iraq reaches its bloody crescendo, the world can catch a glimpse at the militant group leaves in its wake.

As the battle to rout ISIL from Iraq reaches its bloody crescendo, the world can catch a glimpse at the militant group leaves in its wake.

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Iraq: Christians find hometown in ruins

Large parts of the once thriving Christian community of Quaraqosh in Northern Iraq have been left in ruins.

Large parts of the once thriving Christian community of Quaraqosh in Northern Iraq have been left in ruins.

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Baghdad anti-corruption protest ends in deadly clashes

At least seven people were killed as Iraqi security forces stopped demonstrators from entering the heavily-fortified Green Zone.

At least seven people were killed as Iraqi security forces stopped demonstrators from entering the heavily-fortified Green Zone.

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Life after ISIL in eastern Mosul

People are showing off the effects of life under the so-called Islamic State and explaining what happened in eastern Mosul.

People are showing off the effects of life under the so-called Islamic State and explaining what happened in eastern Mosul.

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French church shows solidarity with refugees

The Basilica d’Ainay in Lyon transformed itself into a giant screen last night to show solidarity with refugees trapped in a foreign land.

The Basilica d’Ainay in Lyon transformed itself into a giant screen last night to show solidarity with refugees trapped in a foreign land.

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War-weary Mosul residents scramble for aid

Residents of eastern Mosul, the part of the Iraqi city recaptured from ISIL by government forces, continue to suffer a lack of basic necessities.

Residents of eastern Mosul, the part of the Iraqi city recaptured from ISIL by government forces, continue to suffer a lack of basic necessities.

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Confusion reigns over Trump's travel ban

President Donald Trump’s travel ban has divided America according to opinion polls, while also causing major confusion abroad.

President Donald Trump’s travel ban has divided America according to opinion polls, while also causing major confusion abroad.

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East Mosul: Free from ISIL but desperate for food

They are free from ISIL’s clutches now but men, women and children in eastern Mosul are desperate for food.

They are free from ISIL’s clutches now but men, women and children in eastern Mosul are desperate for food.

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Iraq: war of attrition on front line of battle for Mosul

The battle for Mosul is said to be entering a critical phase as Iraqi special forces try to drive ISIL fighters out of key positions on the west bank of the Tigris…

The battle for Mosul is said to be entering a critical phase as Iraqi special forces try to drive ISIL fighters out of key positions on the west bank of the Tigris…

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Iraqi forces 'capture eastern Mosul,' defence ministry says

The Iraqi defence ministry says its forces have recaptured all of eastern Mosul from ISIL militants who had been holding on to a pocket east of the Tigris river.

The Iraqi defence ministry says its forces have recaptured all of eastern Mosul from ISIL militants who had been holding on to a pocket east of the Tigris river.

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Iraqi forces push into Mosul's eastern districts

Iraqi special forces battled ISIL militants in districts near the Tigris river in Mosul on Monday (January 16) as they sought to bring more of the east of the city back under government…

Iraqi special forces battled ISIL militants in districts near the Tigris river in Mosul on Monday (January 16) as they sought to bring more of the east of the city back under government…

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Iraqi soldiers make big advances against ISIL militants in Mosul

The Iraqi army says it has now recaptured nearly all of the city's eastern districts and over the weekend it drove ISIL out of the city's main university

The Iraqi army says it has now recaptured nearly all of the city's eastern districts and over the weekend it drove ISIL out of the city's main university

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Iraqi forces advance in northern Mosul

Fierce battles are underway with ISIL militants in the area. Thousands of people are fleeing to safety, fearing they will be caught up in any retaliation by ISIL.

Fierce battles are underway with ISIL militants in the area. Thousands of people are fleeing to safety, fearing they will be caught up in any retaliation by ISIL.

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Turkish PM meets Iraqi Kurdish leader in Erbil

Turkey’s diplomatic drive in Iraq has continued, the Turkish prime minister meeting the leader of Iraq’s Kurdish region, on the second day of his visit to the…

Turkey’s diplomatic drive in Iraq has continued, the Turkish prime minister meeting the leader of Iraq’s Kurdish region, on the second day of his visit to the…

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Iraq: car bomb at Baghdad market kills over a dozen

ISIL has claimed an attack in which a car was detonated after being driven into a vegetable market in a Shi'ite area.

ISIL has claimed an attack in which a car was detonated after being driven into a vegetable market in a Shi'ite area.