Iraq


Iraqi forces facing stiff resistance from ISIS

2017-02-26 08:00

An Iraqi commander says special forces troops are progressing through western Mosul and encountering stiff resistance from ISIS.

Iraq forces break into west Mosul

2017-02-24 18:16

Iraqi forces has entered a west Mosul neighbourhood for the first time since the October launch of a massive offensive to retake the city from the Islamic State group.

Iraqi forces enter IS-held Mosul airport

2017-02-23 11:32

Iraqi forces backed by jets, drones and gunships attacked Mosul airport on Thursday in a key step in their four-month-old offensive to retake the city from the Islamic State group.

US 'not in Iraq to seize anybody's oil' - Mattis

2017-02-20 18:00

The US is not about to plunder Iraq's petroleum reserves, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said as he sought to soothe partners rattled by remarks President Donald Trump made.

Death toll in Baghdad car bomb attack claimed by ISIS at 59

2017-02-17 20:03

The death toll from a car bomb attack in a southern Baghdad neighbourhood has reached 59 with 66 others injured, a police officer and medical sources say.

Free hairdos to boost confidence of displaced Iraqi women

2017-02-14 21:08

Twice a month, beautician Chnoor Khezri takes her equipment to a camp near Mosul and gives displaced Iraqi women who have lost everything a proper pampering and some fresh confidence.

Iraq war map: Who controls what?

2017-01-25 14:38

As fighting in parts of Iraq intensifies, a visual breakdown of the control of territory after years of war.

Iraq troops reach bank of Tigris River in Mosul

2017-01-09 19:28

Iraqi troops in Mosul have battled their way to the Tigris River running through the centre of town, marking a milestone in the nearly three-month-old offensive.

Suicide car bombing kills 11 in Baghdad - officials

2017-01-05 21:45

Iraqi officials say a suicide car bombing in a commercial area in central Baghdad has killed at least 11 civilians.

UN: At least 6 878 civilians killed in Iraq violence in 2016

2017-01-03 09:50

The United Nations says violence claimed the lives of at least 6 878 civilian Iraqis last year.

 

Rudaw's Gardi killed covering battle for Mosul

2017-02-25 22:00

The Rudaw news channel says a roadside bomb explosion has killed its reporter Shifa Gardi and injured her cameraman Younis Mustafa.

Iraq troops push further into Mosul airport

2017-02-23 21:30

There was still morning mist in the air when Iraq's Rapid Response units began their push to take Mosul airport from ISIS.

Iraqi suicide bomber was ex-Gitmo detainee

2017-02-22 18:33

A suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee freed in 2004 after Britain lobbied for his release.

350 000 children trapped in west Mosul: Charity

2017-02-19 21:21

About 350 000 children are trapped in western Mosul, Save the Children has warned as Iraqi forces launched a new offensive on jihadists defending the city.

Deadly car bombing rocks Iraq's Baghdad

2017-02-16 18:01

An attack in area full of used car dealers is the latest in a renewed wave of mostly suicide blasts to strike the Iraqi capital.

Discarded ISIS receipts offer glimpse into former Mosul life

2017-02-04 14:26

Receipts from taxi rides, ledgers listing internet usage for the privileged few and random logbooks documenting an ever tighter economy are just some of the documents that ISIS militants left behind in Mosul.

Civilian casualties mount as Iraqi forces advance in Mosul

2017-01-16 14:07

As Iraqi forces secure a series of swift gains, civilian casualties in the Mosul operation are increasing.

Tunisians protest against returning jihadists

2017-01-09 08:01

At least 1 000 people have protested in central Tunis against allowing Tunisians who had fought with jihadists abroad back into the country.

Displaced Iraqis relish return to phones after ISIS

2017-01-04 10:36

Iraqis who escaped Islamic State rule during the battle for Mosul are indulging in a newfound freedom - the right to check their cellphones.

ISIS suicide bomber kills 36 in Baghdad market

2017-01-02 20:04

A suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a bustling market in Baghdad, killing at least 36 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

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