Iraqi forces have launched a fresh offensive to retake cities controlled by the so-called Islamic State group.
ISIL militants in Iraq are claiming responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack that has killed more than 20 people in Baghdad’s Sadr City.
On the third day of the renewed Iraqi offensive to retake Mosul from ISIL militants, scores of civilians have left their homes for safety.
Twin explosions in a busy market in central Baghdad on Saturday killed over 27 people and injured dozens more.
Iraqi forces continue to pound ISIL positions in the city of Mosul, the last militant stronghold in the Iraq.
The group calling itself Islamic State said it was behind three suicide bombings that killed at least 23 people and wounded dozens more outside the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday.
More than 80 people, most of them Shi’ite pilgrims from Iran, have been killed in the Iraqi city of Hilla.
In the month since an Iraqi forces-led operation began to liberate Mosul from so-called Islamic State (ISIL), more than 47,000 people have been displaced.
The Iraqi military says around a hundred decapitated bodies have been found in a mass grave in the recently-retaken town of Hamam al-Alil. Most, they say, were reduced to skeletons.