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Hundred Shi'ite pilgrims killed by Islamic State in Iraq

Around one hundred people, most of them Shi'ite pilgrims from Iran, have been killed in the Iraqi city of Hilla by a suicide truck bomber.

Around one hundred people, most of them Shi'ite pilgrims from Iran, have been killed in the Iraqi city of Hilla by a suicide truck bomber.

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Dozens of Shi'ite pilgrims killed in Iraq

More than 80 people, most of them Shi'ite pilgrims from Iran, have been killed in the Iraqi city of Hilla.

More than 80 people, most of them Shi'ite pilgrims from Iran, have been killed in the Iraqi city of Hilla.

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The battle for Mosul rages on

ISIL militants have been steadily retreating from areas around Mosul into the city since the battle started on October 17, with air and ground support from a U.S.-led coalition.

ISIL militants have been steadily retreating from areas around Mosul into the city since the battle started on October 17, with air and ground support from a U.S.-led coalition.

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Over 68,000 displaced from Mosul and surroundings, UN warns

The UN warns over 68,000 people have been displaced from Mosul and its surroundings in the six weeks since Iraqi forces began the battle to oust ISIL.

The UN warns over 68,000 people have been displaced from Mosul and its surroundings in the six weeks since Iraqi forces began the battle to oust ISIL.

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Scenes inside Mosul area retaken by Iraq troops

The residents of Gogjali, eight kilometres from Mosul, were being evacuated from their homes on Tuesday morning as the operation to liberate Iraq’s second city…

The residents of Gogjali, eight kilometres from Mosul, were being evacuated from their homes on Tuesday morning as the operation to liberate Iraq’s second city…

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Shia militia in Iraq move to cut off Mosul supply route

Days after seizing an air base south of Tal Afar, Iranian backed Shia militia in Iraq are moving to encircle the city in an attempt to finish off the job.

Days after seizing an air base south of Tal Afar, Iranian backed Shia militia in Iraq are moving to encircle the city in an attempt to finish off the job.

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Hundreds scramble for food aid in Mosul

Residents of Mosul crowd around trucks delivering much-needed humanitarian aid and jostle for scant supplies.

Residents of Mosul crowd around trucks delivering much-needed humanitarian aid and jostle for scant supplies.

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Millions gather for Arbaeen

Tight security is in place in Iraq for the culmination of the annual pilgrimage procession for Shia Muslims.

Tight security is in place in Iraq for the culmination of the annual pilgrimage procession for Shia Muslims.

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Iraqi forces hand out aid to desperate Mosul residents

Chaos as Iraqi forces send in half a dozen trucks loaded with humanitarian aid into Mosul. Food shortages have made people desperate as the battle to recapture the city slows.

Chaos as Iraqi forces send in half a dozen trucks loaded with humanitarian aid into Mosul. Food shortages have made people desperate as the battle to recapture the city slows.

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Iraq: Mosul advance slows amid fears for civilians

As the fight to retake Mosul from so-called Islamic State continues, a hugely significant battle is also raging 80 kilometres west of the Iraqi city.

As the fight to retake Mosul from so-called Islamic State continues, a hugely significant battle is also raging 80 kilometres west of the Iraqi city.

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Iraqi troops resume fighting in Mosul

At least one soldier was killed after offensive resumed following a one day pause.

At least one soldier was killed after offensive resumed following a one day pause.

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Battle for Mosul and ISIL's use of human shields

In the month since an Iraqi forces-led operation began to liberate Mosul from so-called Islamic State (ISIL), more than 47,000 people have been displaced.

In the month since an Iraqi forces-led operation began to liberate Mosul from so-called Islamic State (ISIL), more than 47,000 people have been displaced.

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ISIL textbooks found in reclaimed Iraqi schools

As Iraqi government forces push closer into territory once held by ISIL, the full extent of the group’s two year rule is becoming clear.

As Iraqi government forces push closer into territory once held by ISIL, the full extent of the group’s two year rule is becoming clear.

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Iraqi militias take Tal Afar air base from ISIL

The victory, if confirmed, would threaten the Sunni group's supply route from Syria to its last major stronghold in Iraq.

The victory, if confirmed, would threaten the Sunni group's supply route from Syria to its last major stronghold in Iraq.

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Kurdish forces catch ISIL militant in Bashiqa

Kurdish forces have caught a militant from the so-called Islamic State in Bashiqa according to footage released today.

Kurdish forces have caught a militant from the so-called Islamic State in Bashiqa according to footage released today.

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Food handouts for recently-returned Iraqis

Hundreds of Iraqis – who recently returned to the town of Hammam al-Alil, south-east of Mosul, after its recapture from ISIL – received aid and food packages on Sunday (November…

Hundreds of Iraqis – who recently returned to the town of Hammam al-Alil, south-east of Mosul, after its recapture from ISIL – received aid and food packages on Sunday (November…

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Civilians fleeing Mosul fighting arrive at UN camps

People fleeing the fighting amid the military offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul have continued to arrive at UN camps in the region.

People fleeing the fighting amid the military offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul have continued to arrive at UN camps in the region.

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Bathing in relief

On the banks of the Tigris river, men sat and watched, smiling with relief as Iraqi policemen, soldiers and local youths bathed in muddy spring water in a town that was recaptured from Islamic State j

On the banks of the Tigris river, men sat and watched, smiling with relief as Iraqi policemen, soldiers and local youths bathed in muddy spring water in a town that was recaptured from Islamic State j

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Mosul battle: Iraqi forces suspected of killing villagers

Amnesty International has issued a report claiming men dressed in Iraqi federal police uniforms tortured and killed villagers south of Mosul.

Amnesty International has issued a report claiming men dressed in Iraqi federal police uniforms tortured and killed villagers south of Mosul.

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Kurdish Peshmerga fighters advance on Bashiqa

The Mosul offensive, into its fourth week, sees advances to the northeast of the city, as Kurdish Peshmerga drive ISIL out of Bashiqa.

The Mosul offensive, into its fourth week, sees advances to the northeast of the city, as Kurdish Peshmerga drive ISIL out of Bashiqa.

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Urban warfare in Mosul

Kurdish peshmerga forces have stormed the Iraqi town of Bashiqa, some 15 km from Mosul.

Kurdish peshmerga forces have stormed the Iraqi town of Bashiqa, some 15 km from Mosul.

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Civilians in Mosul fled their homes to head a safer territory

Iraqi forces opened a safe passage for civilians trapped in Mosul’s dense neighborhoods, allowing thousands to flee areas where ISIL militants put up some of the fiercest resistance yet in the campaig

Iraqi forces opened a safe passage for civilians trapped in Mosul’s dense neighborhoods, allowing thousands to flee areas where ISIL militants put up some of the fiercest resistance yet in the campaig

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Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces continue their advances on outskirts of Mosul

Kurdish peshmerga forces attacked an Islamic State-held town northeast of Mosul on Monday, trying to clear a pocket of militants outside the city while Iraqi troops wage a fierce urban war with the ji

Kurdish peshmerga forces attacked an Islamic State-held town northeast of Mosul on Monday, trying to clear a pocket of militants outside the city while Iraqi troops wage a fierce urban war with the ji

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Operation 'Euphrates Anger' underway in Syria

A new US-backed Kurdish and Arab offensive is underway aimed at retaking the northern city of Raqqa – ISIL’s de facto capital in Syria.

A new US-backed Kurdish and Arab offensive is underway aimed at retaking the northern city of Raqqa – ISIL’s de facto capital in Syria.