While Iraq's parliament speaker Salim al-Jabouri has expressed concern over reports of airstrikes that may have killed more than 100 civilians in western Mosul.
Over 200 people were reportedly killed as a result of suspected coalition airstrikes on the al-Jadida neighbourhood of west Mosul as civilian casualties in the IS-held bastion continue to rise
Turkey is a key NATO ally to the US. However Washington's faith in Kurdish forces currently marching on IS de facto capital threatens to derail the relationship.
The dead included both prisoners and prison guards, while a number of prisoners were shot dead as they attempted to flee after airstrikes struck the prison.
Firebrand Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gathered thousands of supporters in central Baghdad on Friday calling on them to snub elections set for later this year and join his "reform revolution"
Iraqi Kurdish media have alleged that deadly airstrikes took place in IS-held West Mosul - where hundreds of thousands of civilians are trapped - killing 200 people.
Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old British man from Kent with a string of criminal convictions, has been named as the killer of three people in yesterday's terror attack in London.
Apache helicopters, marine artillery, and air strikes were used in the behind the enemy lines airdrop involving SDF troops. However, it is unclear whether US troops remain on the ground
Political divisions are emerging within Iraq's ruling National Alliance over whether the controversial Hashd al-Shaabi militia should be permitted to take part in nationwide, local elections scheduled for September
The Egyptian army is seeking to clamp down on an IS-linked insurgency in the Sinai with the death-toll inflicted on its armed forces looking likely to rise following another attack.