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Iraqi forces advance as they take part in an operation against Islamic State group jihadists east of Tuz Khurmatu on February 7, 2018 (AFP Photo/Mahmud SALEH)/ Manila Bulletin

Iraq launches major anti-IS operation after killings

By Agence France-Presse Iraqi forces launched a major operation against remnants of the Islamic State group on Wednesday following public anger over the jihadists' murder of a group…

Iraqi Christians attend a mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception on July 24, 2017, in the predominantly Christian Iraqi town of Qaraqosh (also known as Hamdaniya), some 30 kilometers from Mosul. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who was split between “sadness” and “hope”, attended a mass for the “renaissance” in Qaraqosh, which housed one of the largest Christian communities in Iraq before its capture by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group . (AFP | Manila Bulletin)

Cardinal hails ‘rebirth’ of Iraqi Christian town

By Agence France-Presse A French cardinal hailed the "rebirth" of Iraq's devastated main Christian town of Qaraqosh on Monday, where residents are returning following two years…

Tanks and armoured vehicles of the Iraqi forces (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP File Photo) | Manila Bulletin

Iraq launches assault on IS-held west Mosul

By Agence France-Presse Iraqi forces launched an offensive Sunday, February 19 on jihadists defending Mosul’s west bank, in what could be the most brutal fighting yet in a four-month-old operation on the…