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Iraqi troops reclaim 40 villages from Islamic State near Mosul

Iraqi forces have retaken 40 villages from Islamic State near Mosul since a massive operation to drive the militants from the city began last...

Iraqi forces push into two more villages near Mosul

Iraqi forces have fought their way into two villages near Mosul as the offensive to retake the extremist-held city entered its second week. Meanwhile, a...

Iraqi and Kurdish force launch new mosul offensive

Iraqi and Kurdish forces have launched a new offensive near Mosul as part of a bid to retake the city from the so-called 'Islamic...

Iraqi forces advance on Mosul after wave of suicide attacks

Iraqi forces have pushed into a town near Mosul after a wave of militant attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk set...

Iraq hangs 36 men convicted of killings by ‘Islamic State’

Iraq has executed 36 men convicted of taking part in the co-called 'Islamic State' group's massacre of hundreds of soldiers in 2014. The men were...

78 killed as ‘Islamic State’ targets busy shopping district

Seventy eight people have been killed and 160 wounded in a car bombing carried out by the so-called 'Islamic State' group in the centre...

Iraqi PM: Fallujah retaken from IS Militants

Iraqi special forces have swept into Fallujah, recapturing most of the city as the Islamic State group's grip crumbled after weeks of fighting. Thousands of...

15 civilians killed in Baghdad suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State

A suicide car bombing has killed at least 15 civilians in a commercial area of a Shiite neighbourhood in Baghdad, according to officials. Police said...

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Iraq football stadium that killed dozens of people

The death toll from a suicide bombing at a football stadium that was claimed by the Islamic State group has climbed to 41, with...

Syrian forces ‘enter IS-held Palmyra’

Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air strikes, have pushed into the ancient town of Palmyra, which has been held by the Islamic State...

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Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has harshly criticised Jewish West Bank settler leaders for disparaging President Donald Trump over what they perceive to be...
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