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Osama Bin Javaid

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Sunni and Shia forces join hands in Mosul fight

Shia-led Iraqi forces are trying to win over Mosul’s mainly Sunni population. A Sunni fighting force is helping the army build confidence among locals and identify ISIL targets. Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports from Erbil, Northern Iraq.

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Iraq: Thousands of children at risk in Mosul conflict

At least 100 children are known to have been killed in the latest violence in the Iraqi city of Mosul. The UN’s children’s agency says the actual number is likely to be much higher.

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Iraqis advance on last ISIL district outside Mosul old city

Iraqi forces have retaken another neighbourhood in their fight against ISIL in west Mosul. The capture of Zanjili leaves the areas of Shifa and Bab Sinjar under control by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

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Mosul battle: Fleeing civilians caught in crossfire

More than 10,000 Iraqis have been forced from their homes because of fighting between government forces and ISIL in Mosul over the past two days.

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Iraq charities boost aid for the displaced in Ramadan

More than three million Iraqis have been forced from their homes in recent years due to conflict. Among them, about a million who have been displaced because of the current battle for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group's stronghold of Mosul.

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Mosul returnees struggle for basic necessities

It has been three years since ISIL took control of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq. US-backed Iraqi forces launched a major operation to retake the city in October.

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Germany sounds warning on Iraqi Kurds' independence vote

Germany's foreign minister has warned that plans for a referendum on Kurdish independence could worsen tensions in Iraq. On Wednesday leaders of the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government announced plans to hold the vote in September.

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Iraqi forces advance in Mosul amid increasing civilian casualties

Iraqi forces are engaged in heavy fighting with ISIL around western Mosul. They say they have made small advances in two neighbourhoods but are being cautious because of a rising number of civilian casualties.

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Iraq to probe use of white phosphorus in Mosul

Video images from Saturday's battles show highly incendiary munitions used against ISIL in western Mosul.

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Thousands of displaced Iraqi Christians afraid to return

Tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians remain in displacement camps as Iraqi forces continue to clear areas under control of fighters with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

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Civilian deaths surge in Mosul as ISIL tactics slow army advance

At least 100 civilians have died trying to flee ISIL-controlled areas of Mosul in the past six days. ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group, is defending its positions in the old city with snipers, slowing the Iraqi army's advance.

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Iraq: Almost one million people displaced from Mosul

The UN estimates almost 10,000 people fled from Mosul’s northwest and the Old City every day last week. More than 750,000 people have been displaced from the city since October. Twelve camps for the displaced have been set up in the surrounding area.