April 24, 2015
Iraqi forces have reportedly recaptured a key bridge from the ISIL (Daesh) group in the Iraqi western province of Anbar.
Security forces killed at least 48 Daesh (ISIS) militants in Anbar and Ninawah provinces Friday, military officials said.
Jordan’s 20-year-old Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah Thursday called on the world to prevent youth recruitment to Islamic extremist groups.
Officials from Iran and Iraq sign border security agreement, while Iraq officials pledge to beef up security along border with Syria.
April 23, 2015
The Iraqi army, assisted by popular mobilization units, has succeeded in retaking some areas from ISIL (Daesh) terrorists in the western province of Anbar.
A car bomb has gone off near the Iraqi city of Balad, killing at least eight people and injuring 16 others, authorities say.
While ISIL (Daesh) may be making gains in Syria, the tides of battle are shifting against them in Iraq.
Daesh militants have reportedly used chlorine gas during attacks in Iraq's Anbar province, officials have said.
April 22, 2015
Security officials say a car bomb exploded in Baghdad's eastern district of Talibiyah Wednesday afternoon, killing seven people and wounding at least 14.
A bombing at a funeral in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk left at least five civilians dead and another 21 wounded Tuesday night, in another uptick in violence in Daesh-held areas of Iraq.
Following Saudi's announcement of the end of airstrikes in Yemen Tuesday, the US pushes for further progress toward peace talks and warns Iran against escalating the conflict with weapons supplies for the Houthis.
The Pentagon has expressed doubt about the claims, saying there's no evidence to support that Baghdadi was wounded.
April 21, 2015
Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been recuperating for weeks from serious injuries, The Guardian reported Tuesday.
Daesh released photos online Tuesday claiming to have executed 11 pro-government fighters in Iraq.
Iran and Australia have agreed to share intelligence on tracking foreign fighters working with Daesh, as part of Australia's first official visit to Iran in over a decade.
U.S.-led coalition struck several Daesh positions across Iraq, the majority in the country's western Anbar province.
April 20, 2015
US CENTCOM said eleven villages were reclaimed by Kurdish Peshmerga troops and coalition air support in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk.
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After several failed attempts to retake swaths of northern Iraq from Daesh over the last several months, Iraqi Shiite militias and Kurdish Peshmerga are forming a wary alliance to retake Kirkuk.
Iraq's electricity ministry has invited expressions of interest from major companies for the construction of three solar power stations and a wind power plant.
April 19, 2015
Iraqi forces have taken back parts of the country's largest oil refinery from Daesh, the coalition said Sunday.
A group aligned with Daesh has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed 34 people and injured another 115 on Saturday.
The UN says the ongoing clashes between Iraqi forces and the Daesh extremists have forced 90,000 people to leave the western province.
Daesh has released another video showing the murder of Ethiopian Christians in Libya on Sunday.
April 18, 2015
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.
Tunisia, the origin of 2,000 to 3,000 foreign militants in extremist groups, has launched a campaign against militant hopefuls.
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 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.
April 17, 2015
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.
Former top aid to Saddam Hussein Izzat al-Douri was reportedly killed in Iraq while fighting for Daesh.
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.
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.
April 16, 2015
Iraqi forces have seized control of the western city of Ramadi from Daesh militans.
Iraqi officials said Daesh militants beheaded roughly 300 people in Anbar province, many of whom belonged to nomadic tribes,
April 15, 2015
Daesh militants have broken into Iraq's Baiji oil refinery, seizing some of its facilities, officials said Wednesday.
A series of bomb attacks around the Baghdad area have killed 11 people and wounded several others Wednesday.
Hundreds of families are being held in villages around Ramadi, after Iraqi forces and armed Shiite militia withdrew from the areas following fierce clashes with Daesh.
Following a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, US President Barak Obama pledged $200 million in humanitarian aid.
In ongoing clashes, Daesh has seized three villages in Iraq's Anbar province near Ramadi.
April 14, 2015
The extremist group made advances into the country's Baiji refinery, some 200 kilometers north of Baghdad, seizing crude oil tanks and killing the complex's commander in charge.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Prime announced approximately 330 troops will join a New Zealand contingent in training Iraqi military at base north of Baghdad.
Two separate bombings in the areas around Baghdad killed a total of eleven civilians and injuring 23 others on Tuesday morning.
Vin Diesel will be filming scenes from his new film "Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk" in Iraq.
The US Department of Defense announced Daesh lost up to 25 percent of the territory it had previously claimed in Iraq.
April 13, 2015
Former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten was sentenced to life in prison. The other three guards will serve 30 years.
The UN's cultural agency issued a fresh condemnation Monday of jihadists' destruction of Iraq's Nimrud, once the jewel of Assyria and home to a treasure considered one of the 20th century's main archaeological finds.
Four Blackwater security guards are awaiting sentences after being convicted on charges from the deaths of at least 14 unarmed Iraqis.
Iraq has so far exhumed the remains of 164 victims believed to have been killed by extremists in mass graves in Tikrit.
Abu Maria, Daesh's self-declared governor of al-Hajaj and Albu-Tema areas, was killed near the area of Ajil oilfield in the northeastern part of Tikrit on Sunday.
April 12, 2015
In addition to national operator Iraqi Airways with its fleet of about 30 aircraft, the country’s six airports are being targeted by four other small privately-owned carriers
Daesh stormed a number of schools in the southern and western districts of Mosul, kidnapping almost 120 children.
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The chief of Reuters' Baghdad bureau has fleed Iraq after he was threatened on social media following a Reuters report on lynching and looting in the city of Tikrit, the news agency has reported.