During the first half of 2021, some 1,659 civilians were killed and another 3,254 wounded – a 47 percent increase compared with the same period last year, a UNAMA report said.
Rockets landed near the Afghan presidential palace in Kabul during prayers for the Muslim festival of Eid al Adha, a live television broadcast showed. Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Under the operation, which is the biggest in its kind since the defeat of Daesh two years ago, six mothers and 10 children were brought from Syria's Roj camp and have been taken into custody on their arrival to Belgium.
Iraq's premier announced that suspects have been arrested for the murder of renowned analyst and government advisor Hisham al Hashemi who was shot outside his home in Baghdad last year.
UN Human Rights Council's resolution, adopted with 26 of the council's 47 members in favour, voiced particular concern about the fate of tens of thousands of people who have vanished in the war-ravaged country.
Nearly 50 attacks have been launched against US interests in Iraq since the start of the year, prompting Washington to offer up to $3 million for information about the perpetrators.
The International Committee of the Red Cross says hundreds of children, mostly boys, have been moved to prisons from al Hol camp in Al Hasakah, Syria, an area controlled by US-backed YPG militia.
Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio says he wants to set up an international task force to counter threat of Daesh. US says it supports Italian initiative for the continent.
The four-year anniversary of the al-Nuri’s mosque’s minaret’s destruction is a time to lament the loss of an Iraqi and global symbol of cultural heritage.
Abubakar Shekau, who gained notoriety after kidnapping nearly 300 schoolgirls in 2014, killed himself last month rather than surrender after Daesh-allied rivals attacked his base camp in northeast Borno state, security sources say.
Attack in Jalalabad forces authorities to suspend operations on second day of resuming the vaccination campaign after five members of two teams were killed.
At least seven people killed and six others wounded when separate bombs hit two minivans in a mostly Shia neighbourhood in Kabul, Afghanistan's interior ministry says.
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