Iraq

November 10, 2014

Abu Huthaifa al-Yamani (left), was one of ISIL leader Baghdadi's closest aides (Image: The Telegraph)
11:43 GMT

An aide to ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed by a US air strike according to Iraqi state television, while the fate of the militant group's chief remains unclear.

Fearing infiltration, ISIL has changed its entry requirements. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

ISIL now requires European recruits to undergo background checks, fearing infiltration by Western intelligence agents.

November 9, 2014

ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani confirmed Sunday that al-Baghdadi was hurt in US-led strike, but said he was not killed.
18:46 GMT

ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani confirmed Sunday that al-Baghdadi was hurt in US-led strike, but said he was not killed.

Abu Bakr al Baghdadi declared himself the leader of ISIL in June. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Iraqi officials say an investigation is being carried out to determine whether ISIL chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in recent airstrikes by the US-led coalition.

Iraqi soldiers inspect an ISIL vehicle, destroyed by US air strikes in Iraq (File/AFP)
11:46 GMT

No one saw ISIL coming. Over the past few months, ISIL militants have managed to seize land the size of Great Britain across Iraq and Syria. Clearly, this terrorist group needs stopped. Sending more US soldiers into Iraq isn't the answer.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have been hit in the Iraqi town of al-Qaim, close to the Syrian border (Image: Screenshot)
06:59 GMT

ISIL leader and self-proclaimed "Caliph" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has allegedly been seriously injured by a US air strike, local witnesses and government sources reported.

Kabir Ahmed from Derby killed eight people in the Iraqi town of Beiji, according to a security expert (File/AFP)
06:45 GMT

A British national who joined ISIL blew himself up in Iraq, killing eight people. Kabir Ahmed from Derby originally appeared on a BBC program stating why he wanted to be a suicide bomber.

The report said Pakistan's Taliban offered to join the ISIL militant movement (File/AFP)
06:31 GMT

ISIL has begun luring members of the Taliban and other militant groups to join its ranks, according to a state government report from the Balochistan province.

According to various estimates, IS receives $1 million to $3 million from illegal transactions of Iraqi oil every day.
05:55 GMT

The Iraqi economy is losing as much as $1.2 billion a month because of the shutdown of the oil pipeline connecting the Iraqi city of Kirkuk with the Turkish city of Ceyhan.

November 7, 2014

Iraqi special forces advance in the Jurf al-Sakhr area on Oct. 30, after they retook the area from ISIL jihadists. (AFP/Haidar Hamdani)
20:43 GMT

The AP report said the president was also requesting $5 billion from Congress.

Iraq says its air force has hit a number of ISIL positions in Salahuddin and Anbar provinces.  (AFP file photo)
07:23 GMT

Iraq's Ministry of Defense said that the Iraqi air force carried out "effective strikes" in the oil-rich town of Baiji in Salahuddin Province.

November 5, 2014

British forces were withdrawn from Iraq in 2011. (AFP/File)
17:23 GMT

Britain will deploy additional troops to Iraq in the coming weeks to help train local forces in their efforts to combat the Islamic State.

ISIL has taken over large swathes of Iraq and Syria and committed multiple human rights atrocities. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT

US military forces continued to attack the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with 14 combined airstrikes between the 3rd and 5th of November over Syria and Iraq.

Iraqi Christians displaced by the violence in their country wait in line for aid. [AFP]
08:13 GMT

Speaking at a meeting to announce the formation of the committee, Wael Suleiman, executive director of Catholic relief organisation Caritas in Jordan, noted that around 100 to 150 new Iraqi refugees arrive in Jordan every day from Erbil after leaving their homes in Mosul and Nineveh.

A total of 24 Jordanians have been referred to the State Security Court for alleged ISIL ties over the past two months.
08:04 GMT

The four men, whose ages range between 18 and 24, are said to be members of the hard-line Jihadi Salafist movement.