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Iraq forces poised for Mosul airport assault

- Iraqi forces readied on Wednesday for an assault on Mosul airport after blitzing jihadist positions in a renewed offensive to retake the Islamic State group's emblematic stronghold.

British IS bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee: report

London - A suicide bomber from the Islamic State group was a British citizen detained at Guantanamo Bay, a family member told The Times newspaper on Wednesday.

IS, Boko Haram won't be defeated unless corruption tackled: NGO

London - Western governments need to step up their efforts to combat corruption if they are to defeat jihadists such as the Islamic State group and Boko Haram, Transparency International warned Tuesday.

Civilians trickle towards Iraq forces in new Mosul assault

- On the edge of the village of Al-Buseif, captured overnight from the Islamic State group by Iraqi forces advancing on western Mosul, a federal policeman signalled to fleeing civilians.

US 'not in Iraq to seize anybody's oil': Mattis

Baghdad - The United States is not about to plunder Iraq's petroleum reserves, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, who was in Baghdad Monday, said as he sought to soothe partners rattled by President Donald Trump.

British Museum training Iraqi experts to save Mosul heritage

London - As Iraqi forces fight to take back Mosul from the Islamic State group, archaeologists trained by the British Museum are preparing for another battle -- trying to save what they can of the city's heritage.

Iraq forces battle IS to close in on Mosul's west bank

- Iraqi forces backed by jets and helicopters battled their way towards southern Mosul on Monday and prepared to take on the Islamic State group's stronghold in the city's west bank.

Optimism on the front line over Mosul assault

- In the arid hills, Iraqi forces drive their armed vehicles towards a village of around a dozen small stone houses. There is a sudden explosion. "Got it!" shouts an officer.

Iraq digs anti-IS trench around city of Ramadi

Fallujah - Security forces in Iraq's western region of Anbar began digging a trench around the provincial capital Ramadi Sunday to protect it against infiltrations by the Islamic State group, officials said.

Iraq digs anti-IS trench around city of Ramadi

Fallujah - Security forces in Iraq's western region of Anbar began digging a trench around the provincial capital Ramadi Sunday to protect it against infiltrations by the Islamic State group, officials said.

Iraq digs anti-IS trench around city of Ramadi

Fallujah - Security forces in Iraq's western region of Anbar began digging a trench around the provincial capital Ramadi Sunday to protect it against infiltrations by the Islamic State group, officials said.

'Race against clock' to prepare for west Mosul exodus: UN

Baghdad - The United Nations said Sunday as Iraqi forces launched their offensive to retake west Mosul that it was rushing to build more shelters ahead of an expected wave of displacement.

350,000 children trapped in west Mosul: Save the Children

London - Around 350,000 children are trapped in western Mosul, Save the Children warned on Sunday as Iraqi forces launched a fresh offensive on jihadists defending the strategic city.

Key dates in battle for Mosul

Baghdad - Iraqi government forces launched a major offensive to recapture the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group on October 17, 2016.

Key dates in battle for Mosul

Baghdad - Iraqi government forces launched a major offensive to recapture the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group on October 17, 2016.

Key dates in battle for Mosul

Baghdad - Iraqi government forces launched a major offensive to recapture the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group on October 17, 2016.

Iraq launches assault on IS-held west Mosul

Baghdad - Iraqi forces launched an offensive Sunday on jihadists defending Mosul's west bank, in what could be the most brutal fighting yet in a four-month-old operation on the country's second city.

Iraq launches assault on IS-held west Mosul

Baghdad - Iraqi forces launched an offensive Sunday on jihadists defending Mosul's west bank, in what could be the most brutal fighting yet in a four-month-old operation on the country's second city.

Iraq launches assault on IS-held west Mosul

Baghdad - Iraqi forces launched an offensive Sunday on jihadists defending Mosul's west bank, in what could be the most brutal fighting yet in a four-month-old operation on the country's second city.

Iraq's Bashiqa brings back the booze to clear IS hangover

Al Hamdaniyah - Surrounded by the ruins of pastel-coloured buildings still bearing slogans glorifying the Islamic State's "caliphate", Wissam Ghanem is having a slow day selling beer, vodka and whisky.

In 'liberated' Mosul, residents say danger remains

Mosul - The Iraqi forces that retook east Mosul from jihadists last month have moved on to their next battle, leaving a security vacuum that has residents complaining of a job half-done.

Huge Baghdad car bomb kills at least 45

Baghdad - A massive car bomb ripped through a used car market in southern Baghdad Thursday, killing at least 45 people in the deadliest such attack this year, security officials said.

Huge Baghdad car bomb kills at least 45

Baghdad - A massive car bomb ripped through a used car market in southern Baghdad Thursday, killing at least 45 people in the deadliest such attack this year, security officials said.

Huge Baghdad car bomb kills at least 45

Baghdad - A massive car bomb ripped through a used car market in southern Baghdad Thursday, killing at least 45 people in the deadliest such attack this year, security officials said.

Valentine's Day returns to Iraq's IS-free east Mosul

Mosul - Valentine's Day returned Tuesday to the eastern sector of the Iraqi city of Mosul from where the Islamic State group was expelled last month, at least for a group of enthusiastic schoolchildren.

Valentine's Day returns to Iraq's IS-free east Mosul

Mosul - Valentine's Day returned Tuesday to the eastern sector of the Iraqi city of Mosul from where the Islamic State group was expelled last month, at least for a group of enthusiastic schoolchildren.

Valentine's Day returns to Iraq's IS-free east Mosul

Mosul - Valentine's Day returned Tuesday to the eastern sector of the Iraqi city of Mosul from where the Islamic State group was expelled last month, at least for a group of enthusiastic schoolchildren.

Thousands in Iraq pay homage to victims of Baghdad protest

Baghdad - Thousands of Iraqis, mostly supporters of prominent cleric Moqtada Sadr, gathered in Baghdad Tuesday to pay their respects to seven people killed last week during a protest for electoral reform.

Free hairdos boost displaced Iraqi women

- Twice a month, beautician Chnoor Khezri takes her equipment to a camp near Mosul and gives displaced Iraqi women who have lost everything a proper pampering and some fresh confidence.

Rockets hit Baghdad Green Zone after deadly protest

Baghdad - Rockets were fired at Baghdad's Green Zone Saturday after Iraq's most violent protest in years saw seven people killed in clashes between police and demonstrators advancing on the fortified area.
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Dr. Bassam Yousif, professor at Indiana State University
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