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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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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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Iraqi civilians flee Mosul

Hundreds of civilians flee territory controlled by the Islamic State group as the Iraqi army and federal police push north towards the militant-held city of…

Hundreds of civilians flee territory controlled by the Islamic State group as the Iraqi army and federal police push north towards the militant-held city of…

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Is Iraq facing the worst humanitarian crisis in its history?

More than a million people in Mosul are expected to be impacted by the military campaign aimed at retaking their city from ISIL.

More than a million people in Mosul are expected to be impacted by the military campaign aimed at retaking their city from ISIL.

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Iraq: Hundreds escape fighting

Around 1,000 people escape the fighting around Mosul between so-called Islamic State and the Iraqi army.

Around 1,000 people escape the fighting around Mosul between so-called Islamic State and the Iraqi army.

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Thousands flee as battle for Mosul rages

People escaping the fighting in villages around Mosul head for the Iraqi army lines and relative safety

People escaping the fighting in villages around Mosul head for the Iraqi army lines and relative safety

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Aid mission steps up for Mosul as anti-ISIL forces close in

International aid for the people of Mosul has begun arriving in Iraq, as the offensive continues to oust ISIL from its last major urban stronghold in the…

International aid for the people of Mosul has begun arriving in Iraq, as the offensive continues to oust ISIL from its last major urban stronghold in the…

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Iraqis arrive at army checkpoint

Several displaced families arrived at an Iraqi army checkpoint in Qayara on Sunday after hunger forced them to leave their villages south of Mosul.

Several displaced families arrived at an Iraqi army checkpoint in Qayara on Sunday after hunger forced them to leave their villages south of Mosul.

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Retaking Mosul: what are the possible consequences?

As the fight for Mosul rages on, leaders outside Iraq are discussing the possible, potentially damaging, consequences of retaking the city from ISIL.

As the fight for Mosul rages on, leaders outside Iraq are discussing the possible, potentially damaging, consequences of retaking the city from ISIL.

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Former PM Tony Blair defends his decision to invade Iraq but apologises for mistakes

Chilcot Report criticises “unreliable intelligence” Claims British troops were sent in ill-prepared No plans for aftermath Blair opologises for mistakes – but acted in “good faith” Sir John Chilcot

Chilcot Report criticises “unreliable intelligence” Claims British troops were sent in ill-prepared No plans for aftermath Blair opologises for mistakes – but acted in “good faith” Sir John Chilcot

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Political reaction to the long awaited Chilcot report

The decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003 was a divisive one, and this morning, after waiting seven years for its publication, The Iraq Inquiry, headed by Sir John Chilcot, has delivered a deleterious

The decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003 was a divisive one, and this morning, after waiting seven years for its publication, The Iraq Inquiry, headed by Sir John Chilcot, has delivered a deleterious

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Tony Blair statement on Chilcot inquiry

The following statement was published by Tony Blair following the publication of the Chilcot report into the war in Iraq: “The report should lay to rest allegations of bad faith, lies or…

The following statement was published by Tony Blair following the publication of the Chilcot report into the war in Iraq: “The report should lay to rest allegations of bad faith, lies or…

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Why is the Chilcot Inquiry important?

The inquiry, led by Whitehall mandarin Sir John Chilcot, has examined the UK government’s role in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq.

The inquiry, led by Whitehall mandarin Sir John Chilcot, has examined the UK government’s role in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq.

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British politicians brace themselves for more turmoil with publication of Chilcot report into Iraq war

Chilcot inquiry set up in 2009 PM Tony Blair and others expected to be criticised Legal basis for military action to be assessed The Chilcot report into Britain’s role in the Iraq war is to be p

Chilcot inquiry set up in 2009 PM Tony Blair and others expected to be criticised Legal basis for military action to be assessed The Chilcot report into Britain’s role in the Iraq war is to be p