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Suicide bomber kills more than 50 in Syria’s Al-Bab
24 Feb 2017
A suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint manned by the Free Syrian Army near Al-Bab, killing at least 53 people. The blast came hours after fighters of ISIL, also known as ISIS were driven from the city.
Iraqi forces 'retake Mosul University' from ISIL
15 Jan 2017
Iraqi security forces say they now have full control over the strategic Mosul University.
Iraqis face water, power shortages in Mosul
12 Jan 2017
The head of Iraq's Counter Terrorism Service has said it may take another three months to retake Mosul from ISIL in an offensive that began last October.
Obama reflects on terror fight ahead of Trump presidency
7 Dec 2016
US President Barack Obama commends the US for its progress in the fight against terror, warning that the country must remain the strongest fighting force the world has ever known.
Battle for Mosul: Peshmerga forces secure area near Tal Afar
4 Dec 2016
As the battle for Mosul continues in Iraq, the nearby town of Tal Afar could prove vital in keeping ISIL under pressure.
Street battles rage in Mosul suburbs as ISIL hits back
13 Nov 2016
ISIL fighters have launched several fierce counterattacks against Iraqi forces on the eastern outskirts of Mosul city, underscoring the intense battle ahead as government troops and their allies push into densely populated neighbourhoods.
Kurds fight their way into Bashiqa in battle for Mosul
7 Nov 2016
Gunfire and explosions ring out through the town of Bashiqa near Mosul in Iraq as Kurdish peshmerga fighters move in to take over from Islamic State militants.
'The craziest campaign in US history'
2 Nov 2016
The US presidential election is in the spotlight today. According to left-leaning daily Libération, the final stretch could get ugly.
Blasts, gunfire as ISIL attacks Iraq’s Kirkuk
22 Oct 2016
ISIL fighters have attacked government buildings, police stations and a power plant in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
Syria War: ISIL suffers another blow by the fall of Dabiq
18 Oct 2016
ISIL is under attack both in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, rebel fighters say they faced little resistance from ISIL when they reclaimed the northern town of Dabiq about 24 hours ago. ISIL is under attack in several areas in the region.
Iraq gears up for offensive on ISIL-held city of Mosul
17 Oct 2016
Iraqi security forces are preparing for a major offensive in northern Iraq to retake Mosul, the last ISIL-held city in the country.
U.N. council to vote on Aleppo truce resolution, faces Russian veto
8 Oct 2016
As explosions continue to rock Syria, the United Nations is preparing to vote on a draft resolution that demands an immediate end to air strikes and military flights over the Syrian city of Aleppo.