Iraqi security officials say another 30 people were wounded in the blast that hit Imam Mahdi al Muntadhar Mosque in Baladiyat neighbourhood, near the densely-populated district of Sadr City.
New Zealand's deployment in Iraq had been scheduled to end in May 2017, but successive New governments extended the date.
Meanwhile, Daesh set fire to farmland overnight in a village in Iraq’s Kirkuk province killing one person and wounding seven others, police said on Thursday.
Qassem Suleimani, the head of Iran’s powerful Quds Force, reportedly told Iranian proxy militias in Iraq that they should be ready for a proxy war. Who exactly are these groups?
The defeat of Daesh in Syria should be celebrated, but the world should be cognizant that the next manifestation of Daesh could lead to a global wave of terror.
The 'defeat' of Daesh will lead to a rebirth of Daesh that could make them more dangerous, and harder to fight.
1979 not only transformed the region but led to global repercussions still being felt 40 years later.
Escaped from Daesh and detained by US-backed terror group YPG, two women from France say they're ready to go home, if they are judged fairly.
While the global allure of Daesh has diminished, it is still a threat to Iraqis and Syrians.
Iraq seeks to forge an independent foreign policy between the American-Iranian rivalry amidst a backdrop of frantic diplomatic visits to Baghdad in recent weeks.
The knee-jerk reaction to the killing of US military personnel in Syria has been that the US might reverse their planned withdrawal. To the contrary, it might solidify the decision to leave, and also lead to increased Turkey-US cooperation.
More intelligence sharing between Iraq and Turkey is likely to increase arrests and the extradition of Daesh operatives.
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