Iraqi special forces are carrying out an operation to recapture the city west of Baghdad from IS fighters who have held it for more than two years. Tens of thousands of civilians are believed to be trapped inside.
Three months after its liberation, former IS fighters remain a threat in Hawija. Judit Neurink, the first Western journalist to visit the liberated town, reports on how locals are dealing with the new threat.
A baby born to German nationals in IS-held territory in Iraq has been taken back to Germany. His parents are under investigation for alleged links to the 'Islamic State' terror group in Erbil.
An Iraqi court has condemned a German woman to death after she was found guilty of belonging to the jihadist group. She admitted traveling to Syria and Iraq with her two daughters.
Iraqi forces have cleared out fighters from the "Islamic State" from their last stronghold in the country. IS now holds just a narrow slither in the country's west.
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