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Ringing in 2017

Ringing in 2017

People around the world have celebrated New Year 2017 in different ways.

Car bomb kills nine north of Baghdad

Car bomb kills nine north of Baghdad

At least nine people were killed and 32 wounded on July 12 when a car packed with explosives was detonated in a district just north of Baghdad, security and medical sources said.

Civilians stuck inside IS-held Falluja at risk of disease: WHO

Civilians stuck inside IS-held Falluja at risk of disease: WHO

Tens of thousands of civilians stranded inside Islamic State-controlled Falluja are at risk of disease outbreaks as Iraqi government forces press their assault to retake the city, World Health Organization (WHO) official Ala Alwan said on June 16.

Islamic State loses ground on fronts in Syria, Iraq

Islamic State loses ground on fronts in Syria, Iraq

Islamic State's far-flung enemies in Syria and Iraq pressed ahead on June 8 with major advances on multiple fronts that have put some of the greatest pressure on the ultra-hardline Islamists since they declared their caliphate two years ago.

Fear for civilians as IS halts Iraqi army at gates of Falluja

Fear for civilians as IS halts Iraqi army at gates of Falluja

Islamic State fighters halted an Iraqi army assault on the city of Falluja with a counter-attack at its southern gates on May 31, while the United Nations warned of peril for civilians trapped in the city and used by militants as human shields.

Protesters storm Baghdad's Green Zone again, dozens hurt

Protesters storm Baghdad's Green Zone again, dozens hurt

Iraqi security forces opened fire on protesters who stormed into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on May 20 and entered the cabinet building, drawing calls for revolt from a powerful Shi'ite Muslim cleric.