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The victory, if confirmed, would threaten the Sunni group's supply route from Syria to its last major stronghold in Iraq.
Kurdish forces have caught a militant from the so-called Islamic State in Bashiqa according to footage released today.
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.
Amnesty International has issued a report claiming men dressed in Iraqi federal police uniforms tortured and killed villagers south of Mosul.
The Mosul offensive, into its fourth week, sees advances to the northeast of the city, as Kurdish Peshmerga drive ISIL out of Bashiqa.
Kurdish peshmerga forces have stormed the Iraqi town of Bashiqa, some 15 km from Mosul.
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
There have been emotional reunions at a refugee camp east of Mosul, as families fleeing ISIL militants come together with their relatives.
Iraqi forces say they are making ground in the fight for Mosul, but are meeting fierce resistance from ISIL fighters in the northern city.
The US claims an audio recording said to have been made by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi could show he is losing control of the jihadists in 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…
Iraqi officials are voicing increasing concern that ISIL is using civilians as human shields
Entering the third week of the offensive, a military official said they hoped to capture the last two villages from ISIL before Mosul.
Shia militia groups claim to have launched an offensive against ISIL west of Mosul and a key stronghold for the jihadists is taken south of the city.
Politicians and local residents say the militant group has executed scores of people as Iraqi forces advance on the northern city.
Miles of oil pipelines have been set alight, allegedly by ISIL, as they defend the city.
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…
At the height of ISIL’s ferocious campaign that saw them sweep across Iraq and Syria in 2014 with astonishing speed, came one of the militant group’s biggest…