Development In Iraq

February 9, 2014

Gunmen walk in the streets of the city of Falluja, 50 km west of Baghdad. [AFP]
10:55 GMT

Nine are dead after two separate instances if militant violence in the region.

February 6, 2014

17:55 GMT

he Iraqi government, which has strong ties to Shiite Iran, has allowed al-Qaeda-linked militants to benefit from “the alienation” of the country’s Sunni population, Agence France-Presse reported U.S. lawmakers as saying Wednesday.

Iraqi municipality workers clean the street near the wreckage of a vehicle at the site of a car bomb explosion in the industrial Camp Sarah district of central Baghdad on February 6, 2014. (AFP)
11:32 GMT

At least five people have been killed in Baghdad on Thursday as six car bombs ripped through the Iraqi capital, medical officials said.

February 5, 2014

Human Rights Watch said Wednesday that Al Qaeda's killing of Iraqi forces is "abhorrent" and the "latest in a long list of ISIS atrocities". (AFP/File)
17:22 GMT

Human Rights Watch said Wednesday that Al Qaeda's killing of Iraqi forces is "abhorrent" and the "latest in a long list of ISIS atrocities".

Iraqis look up as the smoke billows from the first floor of a building that was hit in an explosion in the business district of ​​Sinak in central Baghdad on February 5, 2014, near the capital's Green Zone. (AFP)
12:30 GMT

Three bombings near the Green Zone, home to Iraqi government offices and foreign embassies in Baghdad, killed at least 25 people Wednesday, police said.

The security situation in the Green Zone--like that of the rest of Baghdad--is rapidly deteriorating (Courtesy of the Boston Globe)
08:08 GMT

At least nine people were killed in Baghdad's "Green Zone" Wednesday after three car bombs exploded in the area.

February 4, 2014

Clashes in Anbar between ISIL fighters and government soldiers have left the province in shambles (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
14:48 GMT

Violence throughout Iraq's capital Tuesday has left seven people dead.

February 3, 2014

Tribesmen and Iraqi police forces hold a position in a street of the city of Ramadi, west of the capital Baghdad, on January 30, 2014 during a military operation against anti-government fighters. (AFP)
13:05 GMT

Iraq's government troops and allied tribesmen killed nearly 60 Islamist militants in the restive Anbar province on Monday as fierce clashes took place outside the city of Ramadi.

An Iraqi policeman stands guard outside a building occupied by a state-owned company that was stormed by attackers on January 30, 2014 in the northeast of the capital Baghdad. (AFP)
10:32 GMT

A series of attacks in and around Baghdad, including four car bombs in several different neighborhoods, killed at least 12 people on Monday, Iraqi security and medical officials said.

January 31, 2014

A tribeman, fighting alongside Iraqi police forces, patrols a street in the city of Ramadi, west of the capital Baghdad, on January 30, 2014. [AFP]
12:07 GMT

The Iraqi armed forces, working with tribal fighters in Anbar province killed 40 fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), destroyed weapons and seized four ISIS headquarters in the city of Fallujah this week.

January 30, 2014

Iraqi civilians gather at the site of the aftermath of a car bomb explosion in the Shuala area of the Iraqi capital Baghdad on January 30, 2014. [AFP]
11:00 GMT

After a recent explosion in Baghdad, the death toll for Iraq has passed the 900 mark and is still gaining.

Iraqi guards have been stationed in Ramadi as the government attempts to reclaim control the Anbar province that has been under Al Qaeda militants' control in recent weeks (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
09:41 GMT

Unidentified militants have taken hostages from Iraq's human rights ministry Thursday according to security sources.

Al Maliki warned that the Syrian conflict is fuelling terrorism in Iraq. (AFP/File)
07:57 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki has called on the United States and its western allies to stop providing arms to opposition fighters in Syria.

January 29, 2014

Iraqi soldiers were deployed to Anbar earlier this month to reclaim control of the province (File Archive/AFP)
14:48 GMT

Iraqi forces have reportedly taken back some areas of the restive Anbar province that has largely been under Al Qaeda-affiliated militants over the past weeks.

January 28, 2014

Iraq's security forces have been increasingly targeted by militiamen throughout the country (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
13:01 GMT

Seven security force members died Tuesday in gun attacks north of Baghdad.