Iraq


Canada to end bombing mission against ISIS

2016-02-08 22:05

Canada's prime minister says the country's six fighter jets will end their airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria within the next two weeks.

19 foreigners killed in Iraq fire

2016-02-06 09:01

A fire that began in a hotel and spread to a nearby massage parlor, has killed 19 people and injured several others in Irbil, capital of the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

Iraqis trapped and starving in city held by ISIS

2016-02-04 21:30

About 10 000 Iraqis are currently trapped without enough food or medical supplies inside the ISIS-controlled city of Fallujah, where dozens are dying each week of starvation and failing health.

Greece arrests man carrying stolen Iraqi passport

2016-02-02 05:12

An Iraqi Kurdish man has been arrested at Athens airport in possession of a passport known to have been among a haul of official documents stolen by Islamic State jihadists.

Coalition adapts Iraq training to breach ISIS defences

2016-01-27 22:38

US-led coalition troops have adapted their training for Iraqi forces to teach them how to breach Islamic State group defences in larger-scale combined assaults on jihadist strongholds.

ISIS feeling the pinch

2016-01-20 09:01

The Islamic State jihadist group has announced plans to halve the monthly salaries of its members in Syria and Iraq, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor says.

Iraq: Americans abducted from 'suspicious flat'

2016-01-18 16:14

Three American nationals missing in Iraq were kidnapped from a "suspicious apartment" in Baghdad, a spokesperson for the security command responsible for the capital says.

Americans missing in Baghdad

2016-01-17 22:55

US and local authorities are trying to find a group of Americans reported missing in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, the state department says.

Airstrike in Iraq's Mosul targets 'millions' in ISIS cash

2016-01-12 07:49

A US-led coalition air strike has destroyed a cash storage facility used by ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul, a US defence official says.

Gunmen attack Baghdad mall, kill 18

2016-01-11 21:06

Gunmen have stormed into a Baghdad mall after setting off a car bomb and launching a suicide attack at its entrance, killing at least 18 people, Iraqi officials say.

 

Iraq deploying thousands of troops to retake Mosul

2016-02-08 18:55

The Iraqi army is deploying thousands of soldiers to a northern base in preparation for operations to retake the Islamic State group's hub of Mosul.

ISIS numbers go down in Iraq, Syria

2016-02-04 22:32

A US defence official says intelligence assessments show that the number of Islamic State fighters has decreased in Iraq and Syria, but is increasing in Libya

Iraq building wall, trench around capital

2016-02-03 22:39

Iraq says it has begun building a wall and a trench around the capital, Baghdad, to prevent militant attacks and reduce the number of checkpoints inside the city

Iraq's Mosul Dam may collapse

2016-01-28 16:31

A top US General in Iraq has warned of potentially 'catastrophic' Mosul Dam collapse.

Oldest Christian monastery in Iraq is razed

2016-01-20 11:46

The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been reduced to a field of rubble, yet another victim of ISIS's relentless destruction of ancient cultural sites.

UN: 'Obscene' civilian death toll in Iraq

2016-01-19 17:53

A UN report says at least 18 802 civilians were killed and another 36 245 were wounded in Iraq between the start of 2014 and October 31 of last year, as Iraqi forces battled ISIS.

US confirms several Americans kidnapped in Iraq

2016-01-18 08:26

The US embassy in Baghdad confirms that "several" Americans are kidnapped in Iraq after Arab media reported that 3 Americans were kidnapped in the Iraqi capital

Two Iraqi journalists shot dead near Baghdad

2016-01-12 18:29

Gunmen have shot dead two Iraqi television journalists who had been on a reporting trip with a top security officer near Baghdad, the channel says.

Multiple ISIS attacks kill over 30 in Iraq

2016-01-12 05:19

Jihadist gunmen and bombers have killed at least 12 people in a busy market area of Baghdad while a double blast at a café north of the Iraqi capital claimed another 20 lives.

8 die as gunmen take hostages in Baghdad mall

2016-01-11 19:02

Gunmen have blown up a car bomb, sprayed gunfire in a crowded area and taken hostages in a shopping mall in eastern Baghdad, Iraqi police say.

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