'Morbidly obese' Islamic State mufti 'Jabba the Jihadi', who endorsed rape, ethnic cleansing, taken to prison in truck after Iraqi forces captured him
An obese Islamic State (IS) 'mufti', Shifa al-Nima, dubbed as 'Jabba the Jihadi' on social media was been captured by the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team of Iraqi forces on 16 January
US to resume operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq; will soon restart training Iraqi forces, says American military
One official said some joint operations between the US and Iraqi forces have already begun
Iraqi forces re-capture city of Hawija from Islamic State, humanitarian agencies set up camps for fleeing citizens
Iraqi forces have retaken Hawija and were pushing forward in their assault on one of the last IS enclaves in the country
Senior US military leaders said Saturday that Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State extremists
Iraqi forces have said dozens of Islamic State militants were killed in an air raid conducted by the Iraqi Air Force in the Anbar province.
The battle to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State has forced more than a million Iraqis to flee, of which only 2,20,000 have been able to return home
The Islamic State (IS) group is striking back as Iraqi forces are on the cusp of full victory in Mosul, sending women suicide bombers to target soldiers as the battle for the country's second-largest city nears its end.
The Nuri mosque was blown up in Mosul by the Islamic State group last week.
Iraq's Ministry of Defence says Islamic State fighters have launched a string of counterattacks in a western Mosul neighbourhood that was previously declared free of Islamic State.
Iraqi forces have captured two-thirds of the Old City of Mosul, which was the main stronghold of the Islamic State in Iraq, the commander of the federal police said on Sunday.
Iraqi security forces hope to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State by June 10 — which marks the third year of the Islamic State (IS) rule in the country's second-largest city — and end the group's control, media reported on Tuesday.
United Nations warns 2,00,000 Iraqi citizens at risk as forces start final assault on Islamic State held Mosul
Iraqi forces pressed forward with an offensive against jihadist-held areas of Mosul as the United Nations warned of grave danger to civilians in the final stages of the battle.
Up to 2,00,000 civilians caught between fanatical jihadists and advancing Iraqi forces are in grave danger in the final stages of the battle for Mosul, a senior UN official said on Monday.
The exodus of civilians from the battleground city of Mosul has reached an unprecedented level, leaving aid agencies struggling to cope, the UN humanitarian coordinator in Iraq said on Thursday.
Iraqi forces have recaptured more than a third of eastern Mosul four weeks into the battle to retake the city from the Islamic State group, the interior ministry's spokesman said.
Iraqi forces recaptured the ancient village of Nimrud and the site of the ruins as part of the ongoing battle for Mosul, from the Islamic State terror group.
Islamic State militants have been going door to door in villages south of Mosul, ordering people at gunpoint on a mileslong trek into the city and using them as human shields as the extremists prepare to defend it from Iraqi forces, according to residents swept up in the forced evacuations.
Jihadist leaders are fleeing Mosul, a top US general in the coalition battling the Islamic State group said.
In a separate conversation, Putin also discussed the battle for Mosul with Erdogan, the Kremlin said, but gave no further details.
Mosul fell to Islamic State fighters during the militants' June 2014 blitz that left nearly a third of Iraq in the extremists' hands and plunged the country into its most severe crisis since the US-led invasion