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Mosul offensive takes toll as Iraq casualties soar

Baghdad - The scope of the toll the six-week old battle for Mosul has taken on Iraqi forces emerged Thursday, with UN figures showing that around 2,000 had been killed in fighting last month alone.

1,600 Kurdish peshmerga killed in war on IS: spokesman

- A total of 1,600 Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters have been killed since the Islamic State group took over large parts of the country in June 2014, peshmerga officials said Thursday.

For Mosul displaced, the added pain of divided families

Sulaiman Bakhshan - Ihsan Ismail has spoken to his family just twice in a month. In the desperate flight from their village outside Mosul they were separated and are now confined to different camps for the displaced.

Heavy rain piles misery on Mosul displaced

Sulaiman Bakhshan - Abdelwahed Mahmud dug gullies around his tent in northern Iraq Thursday after heavy overnight rain flooded Khazir camp, the latest hardship to hit the thousands of families displaced around Mosul.

500,000 in Mosul facing 'catastrophic' water shortages

Mosul - Up to 500,000 civilians in Mosul are facing a "catastrophic" drinking water shortage, the UN warned on Wednesday, as Iraqi forces advance against the Islamic State group in the city.

'Catastrophic' water shortages for 500,000 in Mosul

Mosul - Up to 500,000 civilians in Mosul are facing a "catastrophic" drinking water shortage, the UN warned, as Iraqi forces advance against the Islamic State group in the city.

Iraqi forces try to weed out IS from those fleeing Mosul

Al Hamdaniyah - An Iraqi officer shuffled through identity cards as he sat at a battered desk by the side of the dust-blown highway heading east from the city of Mosul.

Iraqis in liberated Mosul district wave white flags

Mosul - The women ululated as residents waved white flags Sunday in celebration of Iraqi forces who drove Islamic State group jihadists from their eastern Mosul neighbourhood of Al-Khadraa.

After IS hell, displaced Iraqis face winter freeze

Sulaiman Bakhshan - After enduring two years of tyranny under the Islamic State group and surviving the war that liberated them, displaced civilians in northern Iraq face a new enemy: the cold.

Overshadowed by coalition, Iraqi aviation takes on IS

- Iraqi army pilot Hossam Jassim banked his helicopter sharply to the left as a Russian-made Mi-35 gunship flying alongside unleashed a missile at a suspected Islamic State group target.

Iraq forces must open safe routes for Mosul residents: NGO

- Iraqi forces should create safe exits for Mosul residents because they cannot protect civilians and wage fierce battles with jihadists at the same time, an aid group said on Friday.

Supplies running out for Iraqis left in embattled Mosul

Mosul - Rasha rummages through her kitchen cupboard and holds up a nearly empty bag of rice -- the last of the stock of supplies for her family of five in Iraq's battleground city of Mosul.

IS truck bomb kills 70 in Iraq as Shiite pilgrims travel

Hilla - A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 70 people, mainly Shiite pilgrims, south of Baghdad Thursday, in the latest jihadist attack as Iraqi forces battle to retake Mosul.

Iraq forces in fierce Mosul fighting with jihadists

Mosul - Iraqi forces battled the Islamic State group deep inside Mosul Thursday, piling pressure on jihadists who have no more escape routes but leaving trapped civilians in the crossfire.

Arrest warrants for Iraq journalists over false report

Baghdad - A Baghdad court has issued arrest warrants for two correspondents with a Saudi newspaper over a false news report accusing Iranian pilgrims of sexually harassing Iraqi women.

Iraq forces cut off IS-held Mosul from Syria

Mosul - Forces battling the Islamic State group in northern Iraq cut off the jihadists' last supply line from Mosul to Syria Wednesday, trapping them in the city for a bloody last stand.

Prayers return to Iraqi monastery ravaged by IS

- Father Charbel Issu stands before a shattered altar, spreads out his hands and begins leading a group of Kalashnikov-wielding militia fighters in prayer."Our father who art in heaven," they chant."Hallowed be thy name.

Iraq militias train sights on key IS-held town near Mosul

- Iraqi militia fighters peered from a front line position at Tal Afar, a town still held by jihadists, as sniper bullets rang overhead and mortar rounds crashed nearby.

Uprooted by IS, Iraq's Yazidis yearn to rebuild lives

- Cramped in a tarpaulin tent with his family of nine, Ali Mahmud remembers his spacious ancestral home in the northern Iraqi town of Bashiqa he last set foot in more than two years ago.

Mosul mechanics fight IS with wrenches

Mosul - They are armed with wrenches instead of rifles and are rarely found on the front lines, but Mosul's mechanics say they are indispensable to the fight against the Islamic State group.
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