Battle for Mosul

'150,000 civilians' stuck in harrowing Mosul conditions

ISIL is preventing civilians fleeing and plans to use them as human shields before final battle for Old City, UN says.

UN believes up to 150,000 civilians trapped in Mosul

Battle for Mosul

Food poisoning hits hundreds in Iraqi refugee camp

Iraqi officials say about 800 people fell ill from an iftar meal in an IDP camp outside northern city of Mosul.

Hundreds suffer from food poisoning in camp near Mosul

Middle East

Mosul: Up to 80 civilians 'killed in air raid'

UN says it has received reports that 50-80 civilians died in Zinjili air raid, while more than 230 were killed by ISIL.

'Significant escalation' of civilian deaths in Mosul

Middle East

UN: ISIL kills 163 people in Mosul in one day

'Bodies of murdered Iraqis lay in streets' after ISIL shooting, an apparent bid to prevent civilians fleeing, UN says.

UN: ISIL kills 163 people in Mosul in one day

Battle for Mosul

UNICEF: 100,000 children at risk in Mosul

UN's children's agency says children bearing the brunt of intensifying violence in ISIL-held areas of west Mosul.

UNICEF: 100,000 children at risk in Mosul

Middle East

Death toll from US-led attacks in Syria and Iraq rises

US military reports 484 civilian deaths by US-led coalition attacks, but outside monitors put the number much higher.

'484 civilians killed' in US-led attacks against ISIL

Opinion

Iraq deserves heroes, but only has monsters

The atrocities committed by the Iraqi army in the battle of Mosul is well documented, but the world stays silent.

Tallha Abdulrazaq

by Tallha Abdulrazaq

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Middle East

Mosul battle: US-led coalition probes civilian deaths

More than 120 people in Iraqi city killed in past week of heavy fighting, some allegedly in coalition air attacks.

Battle for Mosul

142 civilians killed trying to flee Mosul in six days

Dozens of women and children killed while trying to escape west Mosul, as Iraqi army seeks to close in on ISIL fighters.

Battle for Mosul

ISIL fighters seal off Mosul mosque for last stand

Residents say dozens of fighters taking up positions near the medieval mosque where ISIL's leader declared a caliphate.

ISIL fighters seal off Mosul mosque for last stand

Battle for Mosul

Iraqi army to reach Mosul's Old City 'in three days'

As humanitarian concerns over Mosul civilians grow, Iraqi forces close in on ISIL positions despite strong resistance.

Battle for Mosul

'Nowhere safe' as Iraqi troops push deeper into Mosul

Aid groups express alarm over civilians' safety as Iraqi forces seek to push last remaining ISIL fighters out of Mosul.

Iraqi troops push for last ISIL holdouts in Mosul

Opinion

Iraq must invest in education to secure its future

The cost of investing in Iraq's education will be high, but the return of this investment will be immense.

Peter Hawkins

by Peter Hawkins

Peter Hawkins

Iraq

Iraqi artist depicts life under ISIL

Mostafa Taei's paintings became a record of gruesome atrocities: beheadings, injured children and hangings.

Iraqi artist depicts life under ISIL

Middle East

Pentagon admits Mosul strike killed over 100 civilians

Pentagon admits Mosul strike killed 105 civilians, but blames ISIL for placing explosives in site sheltering civilians.

US says Mosul strike in March killed over 100 civilians