Iraq


ISIS exploits rain, hits Iraqi militias near Mosul

2016-12-04 09:50

Two militia officials say Islamic State militants have staged near simultaneous attacks on positions near Mosul.

Nearly 2 000 members of Iraqi forces killed in November: UN

2016-12-02 05:48

Close to 2 000 members of the Iraqi security forces were killed in November across the country, along with hundreds of civilians, the UN says.

Trafficked chimp leaves Iraq for Kenya home

2016-12-01 09:45

A young chimpanzee smuggled across Syria to northern Iraq three years ago is on his way to a sanctuary at a private zoo in Kenya.

ISIS hunts down fleeing Mosul child, 7

2016-11-29 18:05

A fleeing 7-year-old child was among dozens of civilians allegedly executed by ISIS in Mosul in recent weeks, the UN says.

ISIS car bomb kills 56 in Iraq

2016-11-25 05:59

A car bomb has torn through a gas station south of Baghdad, killing at least 56 people, including 20 Iranians, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group

Millions throng Iraq shrine despite fears of ISIS attack

2016-11-21 20:29

Millions of black-clad Shi'ite Muslims, crying and beating their chests in mourning, have streamed through a shrine in the Iraqi city of Karbala under heavy protection from security forces.

Rare suicide attack south of Baghdad kills 8

2016-11-14 16:04

A rare suicide attack in an oasis town south of Baghdad has killed eight people and wounded at least six.

Iraqi troops listen in on ISIS walkie-talkies in Mosul

2016-11-12 17:49

"Two grooms are coming," a low voice crackles over the walkie-talkie, prompting a lanky Iraqi special forces soldier listening in Mosul to shout: "Boys! They've just dispatched two suicide bombers!"

US strikes may have killed 119 civilians in Iraq, Syria: Pentagon

2016-11-10 13:00

The Pentagon says that US air strikes in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State group may have killed 119 civilians since 2014, a figure far lower than casualty estimates by monitoring groups.

25 killed in Iraq suicide bombings

2016-11-07 05:55

Suicide bombings claimed by ISIS killed at least 25 people and wounded more than 50 in two cities north of Baghdad.

 

US-led coalition admits 54 civilian deaths in Syria, Iraq strikes

2016-12-02 07:28

The US-led coalition bombing the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq said that 54 civilians had been "inadvertently killed" in seven air strikes between March and October.

'Catastrophic' water shortages for half a million in Mosul

2016-12-01 17:49

Up to 500 000 civilians in Mosul are facing a "catastrophic" drinking water shortage, the UN warned, as Iraqi forces advance against the Islamic State group in the city.

Crisis looms as water shortage hits Mosul

2016-11-29 22:24

Hundreds of thousands of people are without water in eastern Mosul, residents and officials have said, raising fears of a major health crisis in the war-torn Iraqi city.

Iraq adopts law legalising Shi'ite militias

2016-11-26 19:49

Iraq's parliament has voted to accord full legal status to government-sanctioned Shi'ite militias as a "back-up and reserve" force for the military and police.

Mosul completely cut off: Iraqi officials

2016-11-23 21:14

Iraqi-led forces have cut off the Islamic State group's last supply line from Mosul to Syria, completing the isolation of the jihadist stronghold.

Three Iraq forces killed trying to defuse bomb

2016-11-19 21:41

Three members of the Iraqi security forces have been killed after an Islamic State group truck bomb they were trying to defuse exploded west of Baghdad.

Tears as parishioners return to ISIS-destroyed church

2016-11-14 12:52

There were gasps and tears at a small church in northern Iraq as a group of Christians returned to their parish to find everything had been destroyed, including the statue of the Virgin Mary, which ISIS militants had decapitated.

Battle for Mosul nears ancient Nimrud

2016-11-10 20:05

The battle for Iraq's second city Mosul has neared the remains of ancient Nimrud raising fears for the famed heritage site already ravaged by jihadist bombs and sledgehammers.

Iraq forces find mass grave

2016-11-08 06:23

Iraqi police forces say they found a mass grave at the agricultural college in an area that was recaptured from ISIS.

Iraq forces gain ground in Mosul

2016-11-06 19:19

Iraqi forces battled jihadists inside Mosul for the third day running while civilians risked their lives dodging bombs and snipers to slip out of the city.

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