UN: At least 1 466 Iraqis killed in June due to violence

2015-07-01 18:44

At least 1 466 Iraqis have been killed in June due to armed conflict, up 40% from previous month, the UN says.

ISIS sells 42 Yazidi women to fighters

2015-06-25 23:21

The ISIS has sold 42 Iraqi women it had abducted from the Yazidi religious minority to its fighters in eastern Syria.

ISIS drowns, decapitates spies

2015-06-23 17:55

An ISIS video shows the jihadists murdering 16 men by drowning them in a cage, decapitating them with explosives and firing a rocket-propelled grenade into a car. WARNING: graphic images

US airstrike kills ISIS operative in Iraq - official

2015-06-23 13:16

A US airstrike in northern Iraq has killed an ISIS operative who was a person of interest in the 2012 Benghazi attack, the Pentagon says.

5 killed in bombings near Iraqi capital

2015-06-21 18:58

Officials in Iraq say separate bombings have killed at least five people outside of Baghdad.

Foreign ISIS fighters killed in air strike

2015-06-15 20:32

The bodies of over 100 ISIS militants, most of them foreign fighters killed during a US-led air strike, have been taken to the Iraqi city of Mosul.

Car bomb attack kills 10 people in Iraq

2015-06-14 21:49

Authorities in Iraq say a car bomb blast near a market has killed 10 people in the capital, Baghdad.

Remains of almost 600 exhumed at Iraq massacre site - minister

2015-06-10 18:36

Iraq has so far exhumed the remains of 597 people believed to have been executed by jihadists in the so-called Speicher massacre, the human rights minister says.

Bombings kill 20 people in and around Baghdad

2015-06-09 23:04

Bombings have targeted public places and Iraqi security forces, killing 20 people in and around Baghdad.

US: Airstrikes killed 10 000 ISIS fighters

2015-06-03 22:34

A US official says more than 10 000 Islamic State fighters have been killed by American-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, offering a body count for a campaign that has yet to blunt their advance.


Gunmen kill senior Iraqi oil official

2015-06-28 17:08

Gunmen have shot dead a senior oil official working for Iraq's state-run North Oil Company, police and company officials say.

More than 3 million Iraqis displaced

2015-06-23 21:02

The UN says the number of people displaced by ISIS fighting and violence in Iraq is now more than 3 million.

Kurds take Syria military base near ISIS stronghold

2015-06-23 14:38

Kurdish fighters and their allies have captured a Syrian military base once held by the ISIS, activists and officials say, moving within some 50km of the extremists' de facto capital.

Australian 'severed head' militants reportedly killed in Iraq

2015-06-23 08:31

Australia is close to confirming the reported death in Iraq of two home-grown militants who shot to infamy last year after being photographed holding several heads of Syrian soldiers, an official says.

Cigarette smuggler skirts deadly edge of ISIS smoking ban

2015-06-20 20:23

A cigarette smuggler has escaped death at the hands of ISIS, and finds an unlikely client.

40 foreign suicide bombers a month enter Iraq

2015-06-15 17:30

Around 40 foreign suicide bombers enter Iraq each month, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says.

US to send up to 450 more troops to train Iraqis

2015-06-10 20:49

The White House says the US will send up to 450 more troops to Iraq to boost the training of local forces.

US prepares plan to send several hundred more troops to Iraq

2015-06-10 10:59

The Obama administration is preparing a plan to set up a new military base in Iraq's Anbar province and send several hundred additional trainers and advisers to help bolster Iraqi forces that have struggled in the fight against ISIS there, US officials says.

Iraqi troops, militias repel ISIS in Anbar

2015-06-06 20:22

Iraq troops have repelled ISIS attacks in Anbar, stopping 4 suicide car-bombers.

Raid targets huge ISIS car bomb plant

2015-06-03 22:34

An air strike in Iraq completely levelled one of the largest car bomb factories of ISIS in a massive explosion heard for kilometres.

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