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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

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Iraqi forces step up attacks in push towards centre of Mosul

Mosul in Iraq is seeing the most intensive fighting yet since the offensive to retake the city from ISIL militants began more than two weeks ago

Mosul in Iraq is seeing the most intensive fighting yet since the offensive to retake the city from ISIL militants began more than two weeks ago

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UN centre fights for women traumatised by IS militants

As Iraqi forces close in on the militant-held city of Mosul, a support centre for women and girls in Dahuk is gearing up to receive women and girls who have been held captive and sexually…

As Iraqi forces close in on the militant-held city of Mosul, a support centre for women and girls in Dahuk is gearing up to receive women and girls who have been held captive and sexually…

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Yazidi IS survivors win EU's rights prize

MEPs have decided that two Yazidi women are the winners of the EU’s annual human rights prize.

MEPs have decided that two Yazidi women are the winners of the EU’s annual human rights prize.

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Iraq PM hails swift progress of Mosul offensive

The campaign to recapture Mosul from so-called Islamic State is going faster than planned, Iraq’s prime minister said on Thursday, amid fresh fighting to clear villages on the outskirts of the…

The campaign to recapture Mosul from so-called Islamic State is going faster than planned, Iraq’s prime minister said on Thursday, amid fresh fighting to clear villages on the outskirts of the…

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Iraq rejects fears of Shi'ite revenge attacks in Mosul

The comments from Iraq's foreign minister came at a diplomatic meeting in Paris where several countries have been considering the city's post-ISIL future.

The comments from Iraq's foreign minister came at a diplomatic meeting in Paris where several countries have been considering the city's post-ISIL future.

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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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A family's flight from Mosul

A family of five recount their perilous escape from Mosul and offer insight into what life under ISIL is like

A family of five recount their perilous escape from Mosul and offer insight into what life under ISIL is like

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ISIL 'could use chemical weapons' as Iraqi coalition advances on Mosul

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says the militants might use chemical weapons and use civilians as human shields as fighting approaches their last Iraqi stronghold.

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says the militants might use chemical weapons and use civilians as human shields as fighting approaches their last Iraqi stronghold.