Iraq


Twin assaults in Syria, Iraq pile pressure on ISIS

2016-05-24 23:06

Kurdish-Arab forces have launched a major assault against ISIS in Syria's Raqa province and Iraqi forces advanced on it in Fallujah, piling pressure on the jihadists in two strongholds.

Curfew slapped on Baghdad after Green Zone breach

2016-05-20 20:01

An open-ended curfew has been declared in Baghdad after supporters of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed the Green Zone for the second time in three weeks.

ISIS has lost nearly half the area it once claimed in Iraq - Pentagon

2016-05-17 08:34

The Islamic State group has continued losing control over territory across Iraq and Syria, a Pentagon spokesperson says, including almost half of what it had once held in Iraq.

ISIS claims gas plant attack near Baghdad

2016-05-15 11:02

The Islamic State group has launched a co-ordinated assault on a natural gas plant north of the capital that killed at least 12 people, according to Iraqi officials.

Twin suicide attack hits police station near Baghdad, kill 5

2016-05-12 18:11

A twin suicide bombing hit a police station in Baghdad's westernmost suburb, killing at least five policemen a day after a wave of attacks by the Islamic State group killed nearly a hundred people in the Iraqi capital.

ISIS claims all three Baghdad attacks

2016-05-11 21:06

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for three attacks that killed at least 86 people in Baghdad, the deadliest spate of bombings in the Iraqi capital this year.

Two more Baghdad car bomb attacks

2016-05-11 16:27

Two more car bomb blasts have rocked Baghdad, killing at least 10 people, just hours after the year's deadliest attack in the Iraqi capital claimed 64 lives.

Heavy security, few protesters in central Baghdad

2016-05-06 16:14

A major demonstration has failed to materialise in central Baghdad as Iraq deployed riot police and armoured vehicles to keep protesters away from the Green Zone, which they breached last week.

Top ISIS recruiter killed in US air strike

2016-05-05 07:00

Australia's most wanted Islamic State terror suspect, who was linked to several attacks on home soil, has been killed in a US air strike in Iraq, the Australian government has confirmed.

ISIS may be making chemical weapons - watchdog

2016-05-03 22:34

There are "extremely worrying" signs that the Islamic State group may be making its own chemical weapons and may have used them already in Iraq and Syria, a global watchdog says.

 

Iraq increases Green Zone security

2016-05-22 20:00

Iraqi security forces have installed additional blast walls and layers of razor wire around the Green Zone after the compound that houses most Iraqi ministries and foreign embassies was breached for a second time.

Wave of bombings hits Baghdad Shi'ite areas

2016-05-17 17:58

Bombings strike outdoor markets, restaurant in Shi'ite-dominated neighbourhoods of Baghdad, killing at least 69.

WATCH: ISIS bombings leave dozens dead across Iraq

2016-05-16 08:30

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a coordinated dawn assault on a natural gas plant north of the capital.

ISIS kills at least 5 in Iraq suicide raid

2016-05-14 19:30

The Islamic State group has infiltrated a town in Iraq's Anbar province with several fighters wearing suicide belts and killed five.

Over 8 million people displaced by conflict in 2015

2016-05-11 22:06

Over 8.6 million people were internally displaced due to violence and conflict in 2015, with Yemen, Syria and Iraq accounting for more than half the total number, according to a new report.

Bloodshed in Baghdad after 3 car bomb blasts

2016-05-11 17:44

Three car bombs in Baghdad, including a huge blast at a market in a Shi'ite area, have killed at least 86 people in the bloodiest day in the Iraqi capital this year.

PICS: 64 dead in devastating Baghdad market bombing

2016-05-11 11:28

A car bomb exploded near a market in a Shiite area of north Baghdad, killing at least 64 people in one of the worst single attacks in recent Iraq history, security and medical officials said.

Iraq pushes ISIS from flattened Ramadi

2016-05-05 19:00

Iraqi forces' victory in retaking Ramadi was celebrated as a vindication of the US-led coalition's strategy against the Islamic State group, but the cost was the city itself.

Navy SEAL killed in Iraq rescue

2016-05-05 05:18

A senior US military officer says the Navy SEAL killed during a firefight in Iraq was part of a quick reaction force that was moving to the aid of American advisers.

ISIS kills US service member in Iraq: Pentagon

2016-05-03 19:29

The Islamic State group has killed a US service member in Iraq, the Pentagon says.

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