January 7, 2014
The White House on Monday said that although fighting insurgents is not a job the U.S. can help Iraq with, it has sped up the delivery of military equipment to the violence-torn country.
Former Iraqi interim prime minister and head of Iraqya political bloc Iyad Allawi on Monday blasted current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as leading Iraq to “disaster” with “exclusionary” policies against the country’s Muslim Sunni population.
January 6, 2014
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Monday called on residents and tribes in the western Anbar province to help government forces oust terrorist factions from the city of Fallujah.
An Iranian military official told reporters Sunday that Tehran is ready to help Iraq "battle [its] Al Qaeda 'terrorists'" in its western Anbar province.
Iraqi government forces launched an air strike on a city in Anbar on Sunday, killing 25 Islamist militants in an attempt to quell an al-Qaeda offensive in the Sunni province, Reuters reported local officials as saying.
January 5, 2014
Iraq officials told reporters Sunday that they are planning a "major attack" on Fallujah to retake the city from Al Qaeda control.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave verbal support to the Iraqi government's crackdown on Al Qaeda militants this weekend, but said that the U.S. was not considering sending troops back to Iraq.
January 4, 2014
Al-Qaeda-linked militants took control of the central areas of the city of Fallujah in Iraq, an Al Arabiya correspondent reported on Saturday.
January 3, 2014
Al-Qaeda leader in the Iraqi city of Ramadi Abu Abelrahman al-Baghdadi was killed on Friday, Al Arabiya correspondent reported, as tribesmen and government forces battled militants in the Sunni province of Anbar.
Iraqi police, together with armed tribesman, Friday succeeded in reclaiming control of a police station in the Sunni area of one of Anbar’s largest cities, Fallujah, as clashes renewed with al-Qaeda militants, Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported.
January 2, 2014
After fighting which began Monday, two Iraqi cities are under the hold of Al Qaeda linked militants.
Officials from Jordan, Egypt and Iraq recently met to discuss ways in which the three countries can boost transportation cooperation, including the proposed construction of a tri-country rail network.
Half of Iraq's city of Fallujah is now controlled by Al-Qaeda linked militants, according to reports Thursday, and the country's annual 2013 death toll represents the the highest rate in the past 5 years.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Wednesday reversed a decision to withdraw troops from tense cities in Anbar province, hours after militants attacked police stations and freed prisoners.
December 31, 2013
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Al Malaki on Tuesday told the army to leave cities in the Anbar province in a bid to defuse tensions in the area after security forces launched a crackdown on a major Sunni anti-government camp.