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Civilians used as human shields in Mosul

Evidence has emerged the so-called Islamic State is using civilians as human shields in its combat to retain control of Mosul.

Evidence has emerged the so-called Islamic State is using civilians as human shields in its combat to retain control of Mosul.

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'Mortar rounds' hit market in Iraqi controlled east Mosul

'Shelling' sparks a major fire among crowded market stalls in east Mosul, with both civilians and fire fighters battling to put it out.

'Shelling' sparks a major fire among crowded market stalls in east Mosul, with both civilians and fire fighters battling to put it out.

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Where is Baghdadi? ISIL leader 'flees' amid Iraqi squeeze on Mosul

As the military close in on the old city of Mosul to oust ISIL, security sources say the signs are the leader of its self-proclaimed 'caliphate' has left for the desert.

As the military close in on the old city of Mosul to oust ISIL, security sources say the signs are the leader of its self-proclaimed 'caliphate' has left for the desert.

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Iraqi security forces launch offensive on Mosul airport

The airport has been under ISIL control since June 2014, and occupies a strategic position in the battle to retake the city.

The airport has been under ISIL control since June 2014, and occupies a strategic position in the battle to retake the city.

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Syria says army plans more anti-ISIL offensives near Aleppo

The Syrian army has said that recent advances against the self-proclaimed Islamic State northeast of Aleppo are a starting point for further operations against the extremist…

The Syrian army has said that recent advances against the self-proclaimed Islamic State northeast of Aleppo are a starting point for further operations against the extremist…

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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 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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Israeli special forces dismantle funeral tent of truck attacker

Israeli special forces have dismantled the funeral tent of Fadi Qunbar, the man accused of being behind Sunday’s deadly truck attack in which four Israeli soldiers were…

Israeli special forces have dismantled the funeral tent of Fadi Qunbar, the man accused of being behind Sunday’s deadly truck attack in which four Israeli soldiers were…

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Iraq tries to reassure over gruelling Mosul campaign

With the battle to crush ISIL in its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul now in its ninth week, the government is trying to play down concerns about the slow pace of…

With the battle to crush ISIL in its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul now in its ninth week, the government is trying to play down concerns about the slow pace of…

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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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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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Refugees flee ISIL's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa

Hundreds of refugees have begun to flee ISIL’s de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria as a US-backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab forces advances on the city.

Hundreds of refugees have begun to flee ISIL’s de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria as a US-backed coalition of Kurdish and Arab forces advances on the city.

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Turkey warns against Kurdish takeover of Raqqa as ISIL capital faces encirclement

Kurdish fighters backed with US-led coalition air power are taking the lead in the final assault on ISIL's capital, Raqqa. But Turkey warns the mainly Arab Syrian city should remain just that, and not

Kurdish fighters backed with US-led coalition air power are taking the lead in the final assault on ISIL's capital, Raqqa. But Turkey warns the mainly Arab Syrian city should remain just that, and not