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'Morbidly obese' Islamic State mufti 'Jabba the Jihadi', who endorsed rape, ethnic cleansing, taken to prison in truck after Iraqi forces captured him
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'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

Iraqi forces re-capture city of Hawija from Islamic State, humanitarian agencies set up camps for fleeing citizens
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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

Iraqi forces set for next major campaign against Islamic State, says US military
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Iraqi forces set for next major campaign against Islamic State, says US military

Senior US military leaders said Saturday that Iraqi forces are largely set for their next major campaign against Islamic State extremists

Dozens of Islamic State militants killed in air raid along Syria border, say Iraqi forces
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Dozens of Islamic State militants killed in air raid along Syria border, say Iraqi forces

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.

Battle of Mosul forced over one million Iraqis to flee homes, says UN agency
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Battle of Mosul forced over one million Iraqis to flee homes, says UN agency

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

Receding Islamic State sends women suicide bombers in Mosul; 15 die in multiple blasts
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Receding Islamic State sends women suicide bombers in Mosul; 15 die in multiple blasts

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.

Iraqi forces capture historic Mosul mosque where Islamic State declared caliphate
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Iraqi forces capture historic Mosul mosque where Islamic State declared caliphate

The Nuri mosque was blown up in Mosul by the Islamic State group last week.

Islamic State fighters launch counterattacks in west Iraq's Mosul neighbourhood
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Islamic State fighters launch counterattacks in west Iraq's Mosul neighbourhood

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 seize two-thirds of Mosul's Old City, police says victory not far
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Iraqi forces seize two-thirds of Mosul's Old City, police says victory not far

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 forces likely to liberate whole Mosul from Islamic State by June 10: Reports
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Iraqi forces likely to liberate whole Mosul from Islamic State by June 10: Reports

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
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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.

Battle for Mosul: United Nations says 2,00,000 civilians in grave danger as conflict draws to close
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Battle for Mosul: United Nations says 2,00,000 civilians in grave danger as conflict draws to close

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.

United Nations says it is truggling to cope with exodus of Mosul civilians
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United Nations says it is truggling to cope with exodus of Mosul civilians

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 recaptured a third of east Mosul from Islamic State: Interior ministry official
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Iraqi forces recaptured a third of east Mosul from Islamic State: Interior ministry official

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.

Mosul: Iraqi forces recapture ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, built around 3,000 years ago
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Mosul: Iraqi forces recapture ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, built around 3,000 years ago

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 drive people into Mosul, use them as human shields
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Islamic State militants drive people into Mosul, use them as human shields

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.

Islamic State leaders flee Mosul as Iraqi forces close in on city
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Islamic State leaders flee Mosul as Iraqi forces close in on city

Jihadist leaders are fleeing Mosul, a top US general in the coalition battling the Islamic State group said.

Vladimir Putin in talks with Turkish, Iraqi leaders on Mosul
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Vladimir Putin in talks with Turkish, Iraqi leaders on Mosul

In a separate conversation, Putin also discussed the battle for Mosul with Erdogan, the Kremlin said, but gave no further details.

Iraqi, Kurdish forces launch US-backed offensive to free Mosul from Islamic State
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Iraqi, Kurdish forces launch US-backed offensive to free Mosul from Islamic State

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