Iraqi citizens are still suffering after ISIS was pushed out
Civilians are trying to escape Mosul's Old City as the fight against ISIS enters its final stretch.
The battle for Fallujah is shaping up to be one of the biggest ever fought against Islamic State, in the city where US forces waged the heaviest battles against the Sunni Muslim militant group's precursors.
The end of a brutal siege could be a badly needed victory for the Iraqi army—or an opportunity for ISIS to score more propaganda points.
The Iraqi army and its allies are pushing to retake Iraq's second-largest city from the Islamic State, but the offensive has not been off to a promising start.
Brigadier General Ali Abboud was killed when four suicide bombers dressed in Iraqi security forces uniforms attacked a base near Haditha and clashed with soldiers.
Iraqi security forces with coalition support have taken another major town held by IS. Now they have to take from the militants the biggest prize: Mosul.
Helped by coalition airstrikes, the Iraqis are advancing in a key city heavily booby-trapped by IS militants.
The Iraqi army has advanced into the center of the city, whose capture by Islamic State militants earlier this year was a major and embarrassing defeat for Iraq's government.