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Tigris lioness: Iraqi militiawoman fights for revenge against Islamic State

MAKHMUR, Iraq Wearing a camouflage cap over her headscarf, Miaad al-Jubbouri cuts an unusual figure among the hundreds of men fighting to retake a village from Islamic State in northern Iraq.

Yazidi leader seeks protection for community after genocide

SHIKHAN, Iraq The spiritual leader of Iraq’s Yazidis said his people need international help to recover from the worst atrocities they have suffered in more than a century and to reintegrate thousands of women who were enslaved by Islamic State.

World, 4:51pm IST

Iraq parliament speaker demands inquiry into deadly Qaim air strikes

BAGHDAD Iraq's parliament speaker called on Thursday for a government inquiry into air strikes on a western border town which killed around 60 people, mostly civilians.

World, 2:43pm IST

Mosul campaign could take 2 more months, IS to remain a threat - U.S. coalition chief

ABOARD THE CHARLES DE GAULLE The offensive against Islamic State in Mosul could take two more months, and even if the group is defeated there it will still pose a threat to Iraq and the West, the commander of the U.S.-led coalition fighting against it said. | Video

Dozens killed in west Iraq air strike, MPs and medics say

BAGHDAD Air strikes killed dozens of people, including many women and children, in an Islamic State-held town near Iraq's western border with Syria on Wednesday, two parliamentarians and local hospital sources said.

World, Syria, 1:39am IST

How Iran closed the Mosul "horseshoe" and changed Iraq war

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq In the early days of the assault on Islamic State in Mosul, Iran successfully pressed Iraq to change its battle plan and seal off the city, an intervention which has since shaped the tortuous course of the conflict, sources briefed on the plan say.

World, Syria, 07 Dec 2016

Analysis - How Iran closed the Mosul 'horseshoe' and changed Iraq war

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq In the early days of the assault on Islamic State in Mosul, Iran successfully pressed Iraq to change its battle plan and seal off the city, an intervention which has since shaped the tortuous course of the conflict, sources briefed on the plan say.

World, Top News, Syria, 07 Dec 2016

Islamic State attacks Iraqi soldiers in Mosul

BAGHDAD Islamic State militants attacked Iraqi soldiers near a hospital in southeast Mosul on Wednesday, an army officer and the jihadist group's new agency said, trying to repel the army's deepest advances of the seven-week Mosul campaign.

World, 07 Dec 2016

Suitors, husbands spurn Middle Eastern women disfigured by war

AMMAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ahzan was shopping in a market in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad when an explosion ripped through the street, lifting her off her feet and shattering her lower body.

World, 07 Dec 2016

Iraqi army launches fresh assault towards Mosul centre

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq Iraqi army units surged towards the centre of Mosul on Tuesday in an attack from the city's southeastern edges that could give fresh impetus to the seven-week-old battle for Islamic State's Iraqi stronghold. | Video

World, 06 Dec 2016