Iraq

December 29, 2014

Shiite pilgrims are prime targets for Daesh, although sources have not identified who is responsible for the attacks. (AFP/File)
13:30 GMT

A suicide attack against Shiite pilgrims in the Taji area of Iraq killed at least 17 and wounded upwards of 35.

Doctors and nurses working in Mosul's hospitals who refused to treat wounded Daesh soldiers were threatened. (AFP/Getty Images/KARIM SAHIB)
09:11 GMT

Two doctors who were arrested for refusing to join hospitals under Daesh control were executed by a firing squad in Mosul.

December 28, 2014

Iran is providing military advice to Iraqi troops and allied Shiite militias in the battle against Daesh. (AFP/File)
12:30 GMT

An Iranian military general was killed in the Iraqi city of Samarra on Sunday while advising Iraqi troops in their fight against Daesh.

December 27, 2014

Locals report the regime dropped "crude barrel bombs" on residential and industrial areas. (AFP/Getty Images)
07:06 GMT

Airstrikes on Daesh-held towns resulted in at least 50 deaths, of whom the majority are suspected to be civilian.

A Peshmerga fighter stands with weaponry at a Kurdish checkpoint in northern Iraq, August 14, 2014. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Eight Kurdish fighters along with 20 Daesh militants were killed during clashes Friday in Iraq's Sinjar region, a source from the Peshmerga forces said.

December 25, 2014

German journalist Juergen Todenhoefer documented chilling accounts of live under Daesh rule in Mosul. (Image: The Independent)
07:00 GMT

When German journalist Juergen Todenhoefer documented Daesh activities in Iraq's Mosul, he entered a horrific world of child soldiers, a fundamental interpretation of Sunni Islam and a lot of tension.

The Iraqi city of Hit has been under siege by Daesh militants, according to local sources. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

Daesh militants allegedly attacked the city of Hit in Iraq's Anbar province with chlorine gas strikes, according to an Iraqi security source.

December 24, 2014

Daesh fighters are believed to have gathered in the south of Baghdad to receive salaries when the attack took place. (AFP/File)
14:00 GMT

A suicide bomber targeting Daesh militants killed at least 33 people and wounded 55 others in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad Wednesday.

Some 500,000 people fled Iraq's Mosul after it was seized by Daesh in June, 2014. (AFP/File)
07:29 GMT

At least two million Iraqis have been internally displaced because of Daesh violence across 2,049 districts in the country throughout 2014.

December 23, 2014

Hoshyar Zebari Iraqi Minister of Finance
19:37 GMT

The Iraqi cabinet Tuesday approved a 123 trillion dinar ($103 billion) draft budget for 2015 which envisions a deficit of 23 trillion dinars, Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said.

Daesh has collected 23 million pounds from the sale of pilfered artifacts from churches in Nabaq, according to a report by The Christian Post. (AFP/File)
14:59 GMT

Sources claim Daesh converted churches into torture chambers and sold stolen holy artifacts on the black market.

A Yazidi woman sits in Kurdistan's Bajid Kandala camp, after fleeing Daesh violence. (AFP/File)
12:59 GMT

Yazidi girls continue to be tortured and sold as sex slaves by their Daesh captors, but now more details have emerged from the victims; women and girls are killing themselves to escape rape.

Twenty-two airstrikes hit Daesh targets across Iraq and Syria, according to the US military. (AFP/File)
08:31 GMT

US-led forces launched a series of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, hitting Daesh targets, the American military said.

December 22, 2014

Peshmerga and Iraqi forces have been battling Daesh militants since June. (AFP/File)
16:21 GMT

Kurdish fighters have pushed deeper into the flashpoint northwestern Iraqi town of Sinjar in their battle with the ISIL, or Daesh, militants, who have held sway over the area for months.

Dozens of Daesh militants were killed during the operation to retake the town of Al Wafa, according to the Iraqi army. (AFP/File)
11:43 GMT

Iraq's security forces retook the town of Al Wafa from Daesh militants in the country's western Anbar province Sunday.