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Iraq delays Mosul operations for civilian safe passageways

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SHAFAQNA - The Iraqi military has temporarily halted operations around the densely populated areas around west Mosul’s Old City to allow safe passage for civilians. "Currently, there is a delay, to open safe passageways for families and…

Mosul parents sedate kids to avoid discovery by Daesh

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SHAFAQNA - Aid groups providing assistance to displaced families fleeing fighting between Iraqi forces and Daesh in the western side of Mosul say terrified parents drug their children with sedatives or tape their mouths to avoid discovery…

Car bomb hits Iraq's Tikrit, kills at least seven

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SHAFAQNA - At least seven people have been killed in a car bomb attack that hit a busy street in Iraq’s central city of Tikrit. The explosion rocked al-Ataba street, which is packed with medical clinics and shops, on Wednesday. Scores…

Twin Bombs Attack Wedding Party in Tikrit; 23 Civilian Casualties

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SHAFAQNA - Bomb attacks at a wedding party near the central Iraqi city of Tikrit have claimed the lives of nearly two dozen people as government forces push ahead with their battle to retake the strategic northern city of Mosul from Takfiri…