Development In Iraq

January 24, 2015

A lighting offensive by Daesh militants last summer in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul that took the country by surprise and sparked a massive Christian exodus to neighboring countries. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT

US military's Central Command General Lloyd Austin said US and Iraqi forces are organizing plans to launch a counter-attack in the Daesh-held, northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

January 22, 2015

UN figures have named last December Iraq's deadliest month since 2008, with over 1,800 wounded and more than 1,100 killed in militant attacks across the country. (AFP/File)
17:04 GMT

Just north of the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad, eight were killed and more wounded when a bomb exploded near a military base Thursday, according to official sources.

The site of an Iraqi suicide bomb. (AFP/Getty Images)
13:13 GMT

Suicide bomb in Taji killed nine and injured 14 in the Taji area of Iraq.

Iraq's army launched the attacks alongside Kurdish forces as part of a long-term operation against Daesh in Mosul. (AFP/File)
12:03 GMT

Kurdish troops and Iraq's military launched joint attacks on Daesh in Mosul with the support of US-led coalition strikes in the area.

January 21, 2015

Reports have emerged in recent weeks of Daesh militants stoning women for adultery in Syria, and in Iraq, the UN warns the group appears to be targeting educated, influential women. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

In Iraq, the UN reported executions of female civilians is on the rise, and women who are educated are especially vulnerable.

January 20, 2015

While Canadian officials declined to specify where the attack took place, the incident is the first recorded clash between Daesh and Western forces in Iraq. (AFP/File)
15:56 GMT

In the first confirmed clash between Western forces and Daesh militants, Canadian special forces say they exchanged fire with insurgents in Iraq last week.

January 18, 2015

Yazidi refugees seek medical attention in a health center located between Kirkuk and Erbil, January 17, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:37 GMT

Daesh militants in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk freed hundreds of Yazidis and were picked up by Kurdish peshmerga forces.

The Moroccan government believes nearly 2,000 Moroccans have fought in Syria or Iraq for Daesh or other militant organizations. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The Moroccan police dismantled a terrorist cell and arrested its eight members. The cell recruited Moroccans to fight for Daesh in Syria and Iraq.

January 16, 2015

The incident comes on the heels of another in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, where 30 Kurdish families were kidnapped on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT

Iraqi security forces said Thursday scores of people have been kidnapped by Daesh in the restive Iraqi province of Anbar.

January 15, 2015

Seven airstrikes targeted the contested Syrian city of Kobani. (AFP/Getty Images/Taieb Mahjoub)
14:02 GMT

The Combined Joint Task Force announced it launched 11 attacks in Syria and another 11 attacks in Iraq on Wednesday.

January 12, 2015

Tikrit and surrounding areas see frequent suicide bombings and attacks by jihadist militants. (Photo: AFP/File)
15:03 GMT

A suicide bomber killed 12 Shiite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers in Abasiyat, north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials say.

January 11, 2015

Clashes erupted between Daesh militants and Peshmerga forces in the town of Gwer. (Photo: AFP/JM Lopez)
15:38 GMT

Daesh militants have killed at least 30 Peshmerga forces during clashes between the two sides, an Iraqi Kurdish military official says.

January 8, 2015

Attacks have become more frequent as Daesh gains ground in northern and western Iraq. (AFP/Getty Images)
11:00 GMT

Daesh pounded the city of Samarra in northern Iraq with mortar, rockets, and bombs killing three and injuring 12 people.

January 7, 2015

A number of mass graves have been discovered throughout Iraq since Daesh began its violent assault. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

Five mass graves containing the remains of some 320 people believed to have been killed by Daesh have been found in the northern part of Iraq.

Daesh militants seized the Iraqi city of Mosul in June, 2014. (AFP/File)
10:19 GMT

Five Iraqi troops were executed by Daesh militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul. The military staff had been held captive since June 2014.