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Iraqi forces push Islamic State further back in Mosul - military


MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD Iraqi special forces pushed deeper into Islamic State-held districts in eastern Mosul and army units fought the insurgents inside a military base in the city's north, officials said during the day on Tuesday.


Iraqi artist recreates ancient works destroyed by Islamic State 17 Jan 2017

ERBIL, Iraq As Iraqi forces fight to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State, an artist in nearby Erbil is chiseling at clay in a tiny, unheated studio to recreate historic Assyrian monuments destroyed by the group. | Video

Iraqis who escaped Islamic State grapple with trauma 17 Jan 2017

DEBAGA, Iraq While fleeing Islamic State rule in northern Iraq three months ago, Laila saw two of her daughters die in front of her. Crippled by grief and the trauma of that night, she now struggles to walk and hardly eats.

Bahrain summons Iraqi ambassador to protest VP remarks on executions 16 Jan 2017

DUBAI Bahrain's foreign ministry summoned Iraq's ambassador in Manama to protest against remarks by Iraqi officials denouncing the execution of men convicted of a 2014 bomb attack, state news agency BNA said on Monday.


Iraqi forces battle Islamic State near Tigris river in Mosul 16 Jan 2017

MOSUL, Iraq Iraqi special forces battled Islamic State militants in districts near the Tigris river in Mosul on Monday as they sought to bring more of the east of the city back under government control.


Iraqi special forces sweep Mosul University for remaining militants - spokesman 15 Jan 2017

BAGHDAD Iraqi special forces swept through the campus of Mosul University on Sunday to clear it of any remaining Islamic State militants after taking full control of the area, a spokesman said. | Video


In parts of Mosul, a semblance of normality despite war 15 Jan 2017

MOSUL, Iraq In some parts of Mosul, you can almost forget that a war is being waged over the city between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants who still control more than half of it - at least momentarily.


Iraqi forces advance at Mosul University, take areas along Tigris - officials 14 Jan 2017

MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD Iraqi special forces drove back Islamic State militants in the Mosul University campus on Saturday, while elite police units took over large areas along the east bank of the Tigris river, military officials said. | Video

Iraqi minister trying to improve relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia - report 14 Jan 2017

DUBAI Iraq's foreign minister said he had carried messages between Iran and Saudi Arabia in a continuing attempt to curb a feud involving its two neighbours, Iran's state broadcaster IRIB reported on Saturday.


Amid primary care struggle, field hospital opens near Mosul fighting 14 Jan 2017

NEAR MOSUL, Iraq Civilians and soldiers wounded as Iraqi forces attempt to retake Mosul from Islamic State are receiving treatment in a high-tech field hospital about 20 km from the frontlines.