The Iraqi army says it has effectively regained control of Fallujah, although pockets of resistance by "Islamic State" fighters remain. Thousands of residents took advantage of the militants' retreat to flee to camps outside the city.
A year ago the Iraqi town of Fallujah - captured by IS in 2014 - was liberated. When Judit Neurink visited the town, she found the scars of occupation still prevalent.
The coalition's defeat of the so-called "Islamic State" in Mosul has shown it can wage war. Can it now wage peace? It won't be easy, writes Matthias von Hein.
Baghdad was rocked by two explosions ahead of the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in the deadliest attack to hit Iraq's capital this year. "Islamic State" has claimed responsibility for one of the attacks.
Iraq's military says it has retaken the main government compound in Fallujah from "Islamic State" militants. Iraq launched a major offensive to push the extremists out of the city last month.
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