Development In Iraq

February 16, 2014

IRAQ, Kirkuk : Armed policemen stand outside a police post that was attacked at dawn by unknown gunmen on February 16, 2014 in Taza, 30 kms south of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk. [AFP]
19:09 GMT

At least 17 people have been killed in the latest spate of terrorist attacks across Iraq, security and medical sources say.

Sadr, who enjoys a wide base support as leader of al-Sadr movement, comes from a prominent Shiite family and is the fourth son of a highly-respected Shiite cleric. [AFP]
16:46 GMT

Iraq’s powerful Shiite figure Muqtada al-Sadr issued a statement on Saturday saying that he has quit politics and no longer has any political coalition representing him or his family.

Iraqi troops killed militants in Ramadi earlier this week as clashes continue between ISIS and government troops in Anbar province (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
09:45 GMT

An Al Qaeda fringe group has claimed responsibility for the death of 15 Iraqi military troops who were killed in their barracks this week near Mosul.

February 15, 2014

Firefighters extinguish fire from Baghdad's historic Shorjah market, which dates to the Abbassid era over 700 years ago, after it was hit by two bomb blasts on February 13, 2014 killing at least two people and wounding at least 11. [AFP]
18:32 GMT

Iraqi troops backed by helicopter gunships fought on Saturday to retake full control of a northern town from militants who overran parts of it earlier this week, Reuters reported the mayor and other local officials as saying.

February 13, 2014

Exclusive information obtained by Al Arabiya News Channel has revealed the identities of the top field commanders running the Islamist militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria [Al-Arabyia]
17:59 GMT

Exclusive information obtained by Al Arabiya News Channel has revealed the identities of the top field commanders running the Islamist militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Militant activity in Iraq's Anbar province has displaced at least 300,000 civilians (Azhar Shallal/AFP)
11:45 GMT

Militants in Iraq seized parts of the northern city of Sulaiman Bek Thursday.

A young iraqi boy stands in front of burnt out vehicles at the site of car bomb explosions on February 6, 2014 in al-Obeidi Shiite neighborhood, on the eastern outskirts of Baghdad. (AFP)
10:59 GMT

Five people were killed after bombs hidden in clothing stalls in a busy Baghdad market went off on Thursday morning. At least 15 people were injured in the bombs, AP reported.

February 12, 2014

An Iraqi young man inspects damaged tomatoes at the site of car bomb explosions on February 6, 2014 in al-Obeidi Shiite neighbourhood, on the eastern outskirts of Baghdad. Iraq the scene of almost daily acts of violence.
19:09 GMT

A bomb that went off in Baghdad killed six Iraqi soldiers on Wednesday, while another blast in the country's north left four civilians dead, officials reported.

Iraqi soldiers gather around the bodies of anti-government fighters, affiliated to al-Qaeda Islamist organization, who were killed during a military operation against them on February 9, 2014, in the city of Ramadi. (AFP)
13:20 GMT

Violence in Iraq's Anbar province, where large amounts of territory are controlled by Al Qaeda-linked groups and other militants, has forced some 300,000 people to leave their homes in the past six weeks, according to the United Nations.

February 11, 2014

An Iraqi stands on a pickup that was seized from anti-government fighters affiliated to the al-Qaeda Islamist organization during a military operation led by Iraqi soldiers and policemen against them. [AFP]
10:55 GMT

A recent attack has killed 15 Iraq soldiers adding to the bloodshed in the region.

February 10, 2014

Iraqi soldiers gather around the bodies of anti-government fighters, affiliated to al-Qaeda Islamist organization, who were killed during a military operation against them on February 9, 2014, in the city of Ramadi. [AFP]
16:53 GMT

Iraq's parliament speaker barely escaped attack as the car bomb that was meant to attack him detonated accidentally killing the suicide bomber and all of his team.

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

[AFP]
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".