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Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture Mosul dam
US president hails operation by Peshmerga and Iraqi troops as a "major step forward" against Islamic State group.
Last updated: 19 Aug 2014 12:03 GMT
Battle rages for control of Mosul dam
Fierce fighting reported as Peshmerga and Iraqi troops try to recapture Mosul dam from Islamic State group.
Last updated: 18 Aug 2014 16:33 GMT
US air strikes aid Kurdish push on Mosul dam
US expands air campaign to help Peshmerga advance on key installation, seized by Islamic State group earlier this month.
Last updated: 18 Aug 2014 05:09 GMT
Iraqi Kurds battle Islamic State fighters
Peshmerga forces recapture towns near Mosul dam, seized by fighters earlier this month, as US air strikes continue.
Last updated: 17 Aug 2014 13:57 GMT
The tightrope of foreign intervention in Iraq
What is Western intervention in Iraq risking?
Last updated: 17 Aug 2014 13:07 GMT
Iraq's Sunnis push for political influence
Iraq's Sunni bloc has demanded greater concessions from its political rivals following PM Nouri al-Maliki's resignation.
Last updated: 17 Aug 2014 12:43 GMT
US hits rebels at Islamic State-held dam
Up to 15 Islamic State fighters killed near Iraq's largest dam as reports of another massacre of Yazidis emerge.
Last updated: 16 Aug 2014 20:45 GMT
Rebels ask for Iraq-style strikes in Syria
Syrian opposition asks world to help it fight the Islamic State group and Syrian government after US strikes in Iraq.
Last updated: 16 Aug 2014 16:33 GMT
Kurdish rivals unite to fight Islamic State
PKK forces have joined the fighting in Iraq, a move some say could boost tension between Turkey and Iraqi Kurds.
Wladimir van Wilgenburg
Last updated: 16 Aug 2014 08:38 GMT
UN moves to rein in Islamic State group
Security Council adopts resolution that aims to weaken group that has seized territory in Iraq and Syria.
Last updated: 16 Aug 2014 04:44 GMT
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