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Shi'ite militias launch offensive to seal off western Mosul

Shi'ite militias launch offensive to seal off western Mosul

Iraqi Shi'ite militias launched an offensive toward the west of Mosul on October 30, an operation that will tighten the noose around Islamic State's Iraq stronghold but has alarmed Turkey and could inflame tensions in the mainly Sunni area.

Iraq launches Mosul offensive to drive out Islamic State

Iraq launches Mosul offensive to drive out Islamic State

Iraqi government forces launched a U.S.-backed offensive on October 17 to drive Islamic State from the northern city of Mosul, a high-stakes battle to retake the militants' last major stronghold in the country.

Suicide bombings kill 40 in eastern Iraq, eight west of Baghdad

Suicide bombings kill 40 in eastern Iraq, eight west of Baghdad

At least 40 people were killed by a suicide bomber at a funeral in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala while a suicide blast at a security checkpoint in Baghdad's western outskirts killed eight members of the security forces, police said on February 29.

2015, a year of instability in the Middle East

2015, a year of instability in the Middle East

(VOV) - The Middle East continued to be a world hotspot in 2015. It has become a fierce battlefield, creating the worst migrant crisis in world history and igniting a global extremist Jihadist movement.

Allies back Iraq plan against ISIS, Baghdad seeks more help

Allies back Iraq plan against ISIS, Baghdad seeks more help

Western and Arab states carrying out air strikes on Islamic State fighters backed on June 2 Iraq's plan to retake territory from the jihadist movement after being accused by the Iraqi premier of not doing enough to help Baghdad push back the insurgents.