Iraq

Iraqi forces launch operation to take ISIL-held Mosul

Northern Sherqat is targeted as Iraqi troops and militias move to secure supply lines before the battle for Mosul.

Iraqi forces launch operation to take ISIL-held Mosul

Human Rights

Shia militias blamed for abuses in Iraq's Fallujah

Probe highlights US failure to control armed groups who detained and tortured Sunni men after routing ISIL from city.

Fallujah fallout: More than 700 Sunni men 'missing'

Fallujah

Iraq PM visits 'liberated' Fallujah, vows to take Mosul

Haider al-Abadi urges all Iraqis to celebrate recapture of Fallujah after more than two years of ISIL rule.

Iraq

Bombings kill 15 in and near Baghdad

Suicide attacks hit in and around Iraqi capital as Iraq's military reports gaining ground near city of Fallujah.

Iraq: Bombings kill 15 in and around Baghdad

Reporter's Notebook

Fallujah: A city with many names

From rising up against British colonialism and US occupation to battling al-Qaeda and ISIL, Iraqi city has seen it all.

Fallujah: Iraq's bastion of Sunni Arab dissent

Fallujah

Iraqi forces face tough ISIL resistance near Fallujah

Battles intensify near city, as aid groups warn of human catastrophe unfolding with 50,000 people trapped by fighting.

Fallujah: Iraqi forces face tough ISIL resistance

Fallujah

Iraqi forces 'close in' on ISIL-held Fallujah

Iraqi defence ministry says it has isolated Fallujah and completed first phase of campaign to retake city from ISIL.

ISIS/ISIL

Biden: Iraq disunity threatens efforts against ISIL

US vice president says political unrest could undermine progress being made to defeat armed group.

Biden: Iraq disunity threatens efforts against ISIL

ISIS/ISIL

ISIL retreats from Iraqi town

Counterterrorism troops reach centre of Heet town after fierce battles as thousands of civilians now able to flee.

Iraqi forces oust ISIL from key Anbar town

War & Conflict

Wave of suspected ISIL attacks kill at least 60 in Iraq

At least 62 killed and 83 wounded in string of car bombs and suicide attacks targeting the military and civilians.

Wave of suspected ISIL attacks kill at least 60 in Iraq

Middle East

ISIL suicide attackers storm into army base in Iraq

At least 18 soldiers killed in blasts and fighting as ISIL steps up suicide attacks on areas outside its control.

ISIL suicide attackers storm army base in Iraq

Iraq

US deploys Marines to Iraq

After ISIL rocket attack killed US soldier, Pentagon announces more Marines will be deployed on the ground in Iraq.

US deploys Marines to Iraq

ISIS/ISIL

Iraq assault to retake Mosul from ISIL months away

ISIL's strategic attacks near Baghdad aim to keep security forces stretched to delay Mosul operation, officials say.

Iraq assault to retake Mosul from ISIL months away

ISIS/ISIL

ISIL suicide bombers kill dozens of Iraqi soldiers

At least 25 soldiers and a general killed as violence swells, while Iraqi troops launch push to dislodge ISIL fighters.

ISIL suicide bombers kill dozens of Iraqi soldiers

War & Conflict

ISIL claims responsibility for deadly Iraq bombing

Blast strikes funeral in Miqdadiyah and security forces targeted in two different places in continuing wave of violence.

ISIL claims responsibility for deadly Iraq bombing