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German jihadi girl arrested in Iraq: Berlin

Berlin - A German 16-year-old girl suspected of joining the Islamic State jihadists in Iraq was arrested last week in Mosul, a German judicial source said Saturday."The Dresden prosecutor confirms that Linda W.

Pentagon chief says he thinks IS leader Baghdadi is alive

Washington - Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Friday that he believes Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive, following various claims he was dead."I think Baghdadi's alive...

Mosul's Christians face dilemma after Islamic State

Arbil - The jihadists may have been ousted from their Iraqi hometown of Mosul but many Christians like Haitham Behnam refuse to go back and trade in the stability of their new lives.

IS families, Mosul displaced live side-by-side in Iraq camp

- Like hundreds of thousands of other Iraqis, Maha lives with her boys at a camp for the displaced near Mosul. But there's a big difference -- her father and husband worked and fought with the Islamic State jihadist group.

After the battle: Mosul looks to rise from the ashes

Mosul - The battle over, it's now time to start rebuilding Iraq's second city, parts of which were literally flattened during the offensive against holed up jihadists of the Islamic State group.

Iraqis accused of siding with IS targeted for revenge: UN

New York - Revenge attacks against Iraqis accused of siding with the Islamic State group in Mosul are on the rise after Iraqi forces recaptured the city, the UN envoy warned Monday.

Return to Mosul a distant dream for many displaced

- Yassin Najem knows he has to start again from scratch. His home in Mosul has been bombed, and for him and thousands more displaced Iraqis, returning remains a distant dream.

US has no proof IS leader Baghdadi is dead: Mattis

Washington - Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Friday he cannot confirm whether or not Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, after reports from Syria that the jihadist leader had been killed.

More than 800,000 people still displaced from Mosul: UN

Geneva - More than a million people were displaced from Mosul by the battle in the Iraqi city against the Islamic State group, but nearly 200,000 have returned home, the UN said Friday. Out of nearly 1.

Baghdad probing rights abuses by Iraqi forces: officials

Washington - Baghdad is investigating allegations of torture and rights abuses meted out by Iraqi security forces to Islamic State prisoners in Mosul, two Iraqi officials said at the Pentagon on Thursday.

West Mosul residents start mammoth task of rebuilding

Mosul - Near Mosul's war-ravaged historic heart, Maher Al-Nejmawi watches a worker repainting his long-abandoned stall. Residents of Iraq's second city are trying to put their lives back together after months of fighting."Here, a car bomb exploded.

Civilian deaths soar in Iraq, Syria: monitoring group

Washington - The US-led coalition attacking the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed as many as 744 civilians in June, an independent monitor said Wednesday.

US can't confirm Baghdadi death reports

Washington - The US general who heads the coalition fighting the Islamic State group said Tuesday he had no information that would confirm or deny claims the jihadists' leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead.

IS chief reported dead after jihadists lose Mosul

Birut - Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported dead on Tuesday, a day after Iraq declared it had driven the jihadists from their one-time top stronghold of Mosul.

Mosul's once-thriving Old City now a grey wasteland

Mosul - Once the beating heart of Iraq's second-largest metropolis, the Old City of Mosul is now a broken wreck, its winding streets piled high with rubble and hardly a building spared from destruction.

UN rights chief urges justice and healing after Mosul

Geneva - UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein called Tuesday for accountability and dialogue to heal the trauma of Mosul after Iraqi troops retook the country's second city from the Islamic State group.

Amnesty calls for commission to probe Mosul crimes

London - Amnesty International on Tuesday called for a commission to investigate crimes against civilians in Mosul by all sides in the battle to liberate the Iraqi city from jihadists.

Iraqi PM hails victory over 'brutality and terrorism' in Mosul

Mosul - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over "brutality and terrorism" in Mosul on Monday, announcing his forces had ended the Islamic State group's rule over the country's second city.

Iraqi forces fight to clear last jihadists from Mosul

Mosul - Iraqi forces engaged in "heavy" fighting with the Islamic State group on Monday as they battled to clear the last jihadist-held pockets in Mosul's Old City, a senior commander said.

Mosul victory marks win for Pentagon training plan

Washington - The Iraqi military's hard-fought victory over the Islamic State group in Mosul marks a defining moment not just for them. It is also a key win for the US doctrine behind it.

UK warns more to do to combat IS after Mosul victory

London - Britain's Defence Minister Michael Fallon praised Iraq on Sunday for defeating the Islamic State group in Mosul but warned that more has to be done to combat the jihadists.

The Islamic State group in Iraq, Syria: key dates

Baghdad - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory Sunday in the "liberated" city of Mosul, the Islamic State group's last urban stronghold in Iraq, as the IS Syria bastion Raqa is surrounded.

Iraq: The battle for Mosul

Baghdad - Key dates in the offensive against the Islamic State group in Iraq's northern city of Mosul where on Sunday Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory.

Mosul loss huge, but not deadly, blow to 'caliphate'

Baghdad - Mosul was the largest city in the "caliphate" proclaimed by the Islamic State group and its loss is a huge blow to the jihadists' statehood experiment -- but not a fatal one.

Iraq PM hails forces for securing Mosul 'victory'

Mosul - Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited Mosul on Sunday, hailing his forces for securing "victory" over the Islamic State group, their biggest yet against the jihadists.

Iraq PM declares victory in 'liberated' Mosul: office

Mosul - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in the "liberated" city of Mosul on Sunday, his office said, after a gruelling nearly nine-month battle against the Islamic state group.

Exhausted and mourning, families emerge from Mosul ruins

Mosul - With the battle to retake Iraq's Mosul from the Islamic State group drawing to an end, dozens of women and their children emerge exhausted and grief-stricken from the ruins.

Mosul victory imminent, US says, as Iraqi forces celebrate

Mosul - Iraq will announce imminently a final victory in the nearly nine-month offensive to retake Mosul from jihadists, a US general said Saturday, as celebrations broke out among police forces in the city.

Mosul victory announcement 'imminent': US general

Washington - Iraqi authorities will imminently announce a final victory in the battle to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State group, a US general said Saturday."An announcement is imminent," Brigadier General Robert Sofge told AFP by phone from Baghdad.

IS fighters killed trying to flee west Mosul: commander

Mosul - A group of jihadists tried to escape across the Tigris River from west Mosul where they hold a dwindling pocket of territory, but were killed by Iraqi forces, a senior commander said Saturday.
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Mesopotamia, the "cradle of civilization," was located in what is now called Iraq, in an area known as the fertile crescent.
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism information picket concerning Canada s role in Iraq.
Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism information picket concerning Canada's role in Iraq.
Don t Attack Iraq! Don t Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton. October 25  2014.
Don't Attack Iraq! Don't Attack Syria! Peace rally in Edmonton. October 25, 2014.
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A U.S. Army Soldier of Company A, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment moves down a flight of stairs in a suspected insurgent safehouse during a 2007 air assault operation in Arab Jabour, Iraq.
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Dead Iraqis.
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File photo: U.S. Army troops in a fierce shootout with insurgents during a raid on an al-Qaida in Iraq
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
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MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicles sit on the parking ramp at Balad Air Base, Iraq
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Armed Iraqi tribesmen trying to retake Anbar province from a mixture of Islamist and tribal foes bat...
Armed Iraqi tribesmen trying to retake Anbar province from a mixture of Islamist and tribal foes battled al Qaeda fighters in Ramadi
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Internally displaced persons in Iraq receive little  if any  governmantal support.  Hassan  who is b...
Internally displaced persons in Iraq receive little, if any, governmantal support. Hassan, who is blind, fled his home in Taji, north of Baghdad, moving to Chikook with his wife and few belongings. He has no plan of moving back to his former neighborhood.
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Naiel Thejel Ganeen  a leader of the Sabian Mandaean community  was kidnapped in 2006 and held for n...
Naiel Thejel Ganeen, a leader of the Sabian Mandaean community, was kidnapped in 2006 and held for nine days of torture, and repeatedly referred to as an infidel. He was released after kidnappers received a $40,000 ransom, but is left with a scarred arm suffered from shrapnel in a mock execution.
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President George W. Bush addresses sailors and the nation from the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln of the coast of San Diego, California. Behind him is a banner reading "Mission Accomplished."
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Photo of the front gate of the Abu Ghraib prison taken by in March 2004
Photo of the front gate of the Abu Ghraib prison taken by in March 2004
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Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protes...
Thousands of people gathered in St. Jamestown in downtown Toronto at Wellesley and Ontario to protest the government's policies on immigration. Many also promoted the ideologies of socialism and communism, while a group performed music.
Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism information picket concerning Canada s role in Iraq.
Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism information picket concerning Canada's role in Iraq.
The Iraq army joins forces with local tribesmen to drive out al Qaeda militants.
The Iraq army joins forces with local tribesmen to drive out al Qaeda militants.
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