The countdown has started for accomplishing the recapture of the Western part of the strategic city of Mosul from the ISIL as Iraq's joint military forces have laid full siege on the terrorists in the few districts that are still under ISIL control.
Nearly 2,600 British war veterans deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan during the US-led invasion of the two countries have been imprisoned over the past year over committing violent crimes as well as sexual offences.
Iraqi government soldiers and Popular Forces recaptured more villages around the strategic town of Badush, West of Mosul.
Hawaii has become the first US state to file a suit against President Donald Trump's revised travel order.
Families flee the fighting in West Mosul, as Iraqi government troops battle to regain control of the city which is the largest urban population center still held by the ISIL.
U.S. officials say President Donald Trump's new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S. travel ban.
Donald Trump is seeking what he called a "historic" increase in defense spending, but ran into immediate opposition from Republicans in Congress who must approve his plan and said it was not enough to meet the military's needs.
Thousands of civilians fled ISIL-held areas in Western Mosul as the Iraqi forces have been engaged in fierce clashes with terrorists in the Northern city.
ISIS is now using high-tech drones to capture video of its devastating terror attacks.
Iraqi Federal Police forces on Monday pushed into the Southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a new push to drive the ISIL terrorists from the city's Western half.