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An Iraqi official said Saturday that the US was planning to partially withdraw from Iraq should Daesh take control of an air base in Ramadi. (AFP/File)
May 24, 2015 - 16:20 GMT
An Iraqi official said Saturday that the US was planning to partially withdraw from Iraq should Daesh take control of an air base in Ramadi.
Iranian Army's special forces march past during the Army Day parade in Tehran on April 18, 2013. (AFP/File)
May 24, 2015 - 15:23 GMT
Iran said its army will need more funding to address the growing threat of Daesh on its borders.
At least 319 Baghdad residents have been killed due to
May 24, 2015 - 11:38 GMT
Separate bombing attacks targeted two residential areas in Iraq's capital city of Baghdad.
Daesh militants waving the trademark Jihadits flag as vehicles drive on a newly cut road through the Syrian-Iraqi border between the Iraqi Nineveh province and the Syrian town of Al-Hasakah. (AFP/File)
May 24, 2015 - 09:02 GMT
After taking the Syrian side three days prior, Daesh is now in full control of both sides of the border crossing.
More than 600 oil wells in Kuwait were set alight by Iraqi forces, causing massive environmental damage. (WIkimedia Commons)
May 24, 2015 - 09:00 GMT
$2.97 billion was deposited into the 'Kuwait Fund' as compensation for environmental damages caused during the 1990 invasion by Iraq.
The pipeline is expected to be operational in 2017. (Shutterstock)
May 24, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
Iraq is determined to complete the oil and gas pipeline linking Basra to Aqaba despite 'challenges on the ground' according to the Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister.
Iraqi soldiers were backed by Shia and Sunni fighters in the offensive. (AFP/File)
May 24, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
Iraqi government forces have managed to take back the town of Husaybeh from Daesh in Anbar province,Iraq.
Daesh took full control of Ramadi last week. (AFP/File)
May 23, 2015 - 12:20 GMT
Iraqi armed forces have retaken a police station in a western town in the country’s Anbar Province from ISIL militants after they started a military operation to liberate the provincial capital, Ramadi.
Daesh hostage John Cantlie is regularly used in the group's propaganda videos and articles. Image used for illustrative purposes. (Al Bawaba/File)
May 23, 2015 - 11:12 GMT
Daesh's propaganda magazine Dabiq featured an article suggesting the group is expanding so rapidly it could buy its first nuclear weapon within a year.
Sunni volunteers in the mainly Shiite Popular Mobilization forces take part in training exercises on May 8, 2015.  (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye)
May 22, 2015 - 20:02 GMT
A spokesman for Popular Mobilization, a Shiite militia, announced Iraqi forces plan to launch Ramadi offensive in upcoming days to retake the city from Daesh.
An American soldier stands guard at the Taji base complex, which hosts Iraqi and US troops. (AFP/Ali al-Saadi)
May 22, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
A British national was convicted on Thursday of killing a US soldier in a roadside bombing in September 2007.