The army has reportedly managed to secure areas around the refinery. (AFP/File)
April 18, 2015 - 14:13 GMT
A high-ranking Iraqi military commander says the country’s ground forces have entered the embattled oil refinery of Baiji in the northern Iraqi province of Salahuddin.
Tunisians gather in a rally against extremism outside Tunis' Bardo Museum, after a Daesh-claimed attack on the site in March left 23 people dead.  (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
April 18, 2015 - 08:30 GMT
Tunisia, the origin of 2,000 to 3,000 foreign militants in extremist groups, has launched a campaign against militant hopefuls.
Bombs exploded in several neighborhoods throughout the city. (
April 18, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
At least forty people were killed and nearly 60 others wounded on Fridaywhen separate bomb attacks struck public places and pro-government Sunni fighters in and around the capital, Baghdad.
Daesh reportedly killed three people in the car bombing on Friday. (
April 18, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Daesh claimed responsibility for a car bomb that exploded near the U.S. Consulate in the northern Iraq city of Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish autonomous region.
Several news agencies have reported one or more deaths in the incident. (Photo courtesy of
April 17, 2015 - 17:54 GMT
A car bomb exploded near the U.S. Consulate in the northern Iraq city of Erbil in northern Iraq, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish autonomy zone.
Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, called the
April 17, 2015 - 16:19 GMT
Former top aid to Saddam Hussein Izzat al-Douri was reportedly killed in Iraq while fighting for Daesh.
The two towns are located near to Iraq's largest oil refinery. (AFP/File)
April 17, 2015 - 14:17 GMT
Iraqi government forces have managed to take full control of two towns close to the country's largest oil refinery in the northern province of Salahuddin from ISIL (Daesh) militants.
The Iraqi prime minister said that everything
April 17, 2015 - 07:29 GMT
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has welcomed help from Iran in the fight against Daesh (ISIS), but has warned the country to respect Baghdad's sovereignty.
Fierce clashes continue on the outskirts of the city. (AFP/File)
April 16, 2015 - 16:03 GMT
Iraqi forces have seized control of the western city of Ramadi from Daesh militans.
Daesh recently made advances in Anbar province, seizing three villages on the outskirts of Ramadi, the provincial capital. (AFP/File)
April 16, 2015 - 14:00 GMT
Iraqi officials said Daesh militants beheaded roughly 300 people in Anbar province, many of whom belonged to nomadic tribes,
Iraq's Baiji oil refinery in December 1999. (AFP/Karim Sahib)
April 15, 2015 - 21:18 GMT
Daesh militants have broken into Iraq's Baiji oil refinery, seizing some of its facilities, officials said Wednesday.