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
A suicide bomber targeting Daesh militants killed at least 33 people and wounded 55 others in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad Wednesday.
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
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.
Sources claim Daesh converted churches into torture chambers and sold stolen holy artifacts on the black market.
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.
US-led forces launched a series of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, hitting Daesh targets, the American military said.
December 22, 2014
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.
Iraq's security forces retook the town of Al Wafa from Daesh militants in the country's western Anbar province Sunday.
Forty Daesh militants were killed by US-led airstrikes in Iraq's Anbar province while at least five people died in two separate car bomb attacks in the country's capital, Baghdad.
December 21, 2014
Jürgen Todenhöfer spent ten days on-the-ground in Daesh territory and was the first Western journalist to get such close access.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Barzani held a press conference on Mount Sinjar, the site of the recent Kurdish victory against Daesh. Barzani called the advancement "historic."
Daesh militants have reportedly executed as many as 17 people in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, according to an online newspaper.
Peshmerga forces advanced on Daesh and seized Sinjar, a key town near Mosul in northern Iraq.
December 19, 2014
At least 11 people have been killed and 24 others wounded in several bombings in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad.