IS group blows up Mosul’s landmark Grand al-Nuri mosque

Islamic State (IS) group militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri mosque in Mosul, according to Iraqi military officials. In 2014, the jihadist group’s leader chose the landmark mosque to announce his so-called “caliphate”.

June 21, 2017

Baghdad bombings kill dozens, wound more than 100

At least 27 people were killed and more than 100 wounded in two bombings in Baghdad, security and medical officials said on Tuesday. In the first attack, a suicide bomber struck near a popular ice cream shop overnight, killing 16 people.

May 30, 2017

Exclusive: On the frontline in the battle for western Mosul

As the months-long battle for Mosul reaches its most difficult stages in the crowded Old City, a FRANCE 24 team on the ground finds Iraqi soldiers, as well as their US and French military advisors, desperately trying to avoid civilian casualties.

May 16, 2017