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The U.S. is carrying out air strikes against ISIL militants in Iraq and Syria. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

It will take at least three years for the U.S.-led coalition to reach a turning point against ISIL militants in Iraq and Syria, the general in charge of the combined task force said Thursday.

December 18, 2014

ISIL militants currently control large areas of Iraq and Syria. (AFP/File)
19:55 GMT

Iraqi Kurdish forces have succeeded in gaining a large area in the northern part of the country as they continue the battle against the ISIL militants.

ISIL targets were hit near Mosul, Irbil and also in Syria's Kobani. (AFP/File)
08:39 GMT

US air strikes pounded ISIL targets in Iraq and Syria over the past three days, according to a statement.

December 17, 2014

Peshmergas have so far forced ISIL militants to retreat from the villages close to the northern city of Mosul. (AFP/File)
16:53 GMT

Iraq’s Kurdish fighters have retaken three villages near the militant-held Kurdish town of Sinjar in the northern Iraqi Nineveh Province.

Dozens, including pregnant women were executed by the extremist group for refusing to marry militants. (AFP/File)
07:28 GMT

Some 150 women in Anbar province were killed by ISIL for refusing to marry militants, according to Iraq’s Ministry of Human Rights.

December 16, 2014

Iraq has been plagued with violence since ISIL militants began taking over Iraqi cities in June. (AFP/File)
15:08 GMT

At least 19 people, including 11 security personnel were killed in clashes with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists Monday across Iraq.

The photos were circulated by a jihadist forum but have not yet been independently verified. (Image: Press TV)
07:48 GMT

Photos have emerged showing the massacre of 13 Iraqi tribesmen, wearing orange jumpsuits in the eastern city of Tikrit.

ISIL militants have terrorized and killed people of all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

Iraq’s Kurdish fighters, known as Peshmerga forces, have made significant gains in their fight against the ISIL terrorist group.

December 15, 2014

Since mid-June, fighting in Iraq has pitted the Iraqi army and Kurdish Peshmerga forces against ISIL militants. (AFP/File)
18:16 GMT

At least five people were killed and 13 others were wounded in three different attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday, authorities said.

British troops will return to Iraq next month. They will help train Iraqi and Kurdish forces to fight ISIL. (AFP/File)
04:58 GMT

Beginning next month, hundreds of British soldiers will help train anti-ISIL forces in Iraq.

December 14, 2014

A Turkish Kurd waves a Kurdish flag at Iraqi peshmerga forces as they enter Turkey on the way to join the fight against ISIL in Syria's Kobani. (AFP/FIle)
08:20 GMT

Two prominent Kurdish parties, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, have been removed from the US terror blacklist by the US Congress.

Kurdish peshmerga fighters scan the horizon at a checkpoint in northern Iraq, the group took back the north-east city of Jaloula from ISIL militants last month. (AFP/File)
07:47 GMT

An Iraqi Peshmerga commander said while the two groups have had trouble in the past, Shiite fighters are helping the peshmerga fight ISIL militants after liberating the north-east Iraqi town of Jaloula from the extremist group last month.

More than a million claimants have been paid and nearly all the $52.4-billion reparations bill has been met.
05:55 GMT

Iraq is seeking to postpone a final $4.6 billion installment of reparations for its 1990-91 occupation of Kuwait,

December 13, 2014

Iraqi military and Kurdish militias have been battling ISIL for months. (AFP/File)
20:09 GMT

Islamic State militants shot down an Iraqi military helicopter in Samarra.

ISIL fighters have recaptured several villages near Anbar governorate. (AFP/File)
19:24 GMT

ISIL militants have recaptured several villages by the Anbar governorate, local officials and tribal figures reported.