A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 70 people, mainly Shiite pilgrims, south of Baghdad Thursday, in the latest jihadist attack as Iraqi forces battle to retake Mosul. SBS
Iraqi soldiers carry weapons during an operation against Islamic State militants in the neighbourhood of Intisar, eastern Mosul, Iraq, December 5, 2016. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani Western-backed Iraqi.. Source: Wochit Headline News -
Saying the number was "not accurate and much exaggerated," Iraq's military has disputed UN figures indicating that nearly 2,000 Iraqi troops were killed across the country in November.
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Mounting civilian casualties from fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State are overwhelming the government and international aid groups. Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age •Brisbane Times
The US-backed offensive to crush Islamic State in its last major city stronghold in Iraq entered a second month on Thursday as forces arrayed against the hardline Sunni group sought finally to seal off.. SBS
Iraqi forces have broken into jihadist-held Mosul and recaptured neighbourhoods inside the city, but a month into their offensive, there are still weeks or more of potentially heavy fighting ahead. SBS
Iraqi special forces are holding their positions along Mosul's outskirts as poor weather hampers visibility in operations to oust Islamic State. Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age •Brisbane Times