Development In Iraq

November 10, 2014

A US-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes in Iraq and Syria targeting ISIL militants. (AFP/File)
13:29 GMT

An Islamic State spokesman has confirmed that U.S. airstrikes injured IS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.

Abu Huthaifa al-Yamani (left), was one of ISIL leader Baghdadi's closest aides (Image: The Telegraph)
11:43 GMT

An aide to ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed by a US air strike according to Iraqi state television, while the fate of the militant group's chief remains unclear.

November 9, 2014

ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani confirmed Sunday that al-Baghdadi was hurt in US-led strike, but said he was not killed.
18:46 GMT

ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani confirmed Sunday that al-Baghdadi was hurt in US-led strike, but said he was not killed.

Abu Bakr al Baghdadi declared himself the leader of ISIL in June. (AFP/File)
17:00 GMT

Iraqi officials say an investigation is being carried out to determine whether ISIL chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in recent airstrikes by the US-led coalition.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have been hit in the Iraqi town of al-Qaim, close to the Syrian border (Image: Screenshot)
06:59 GMT

ISIL leader and self-proclaimed "Caliph" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has allegedly been seriously injured by a US air strike, local witnesses and government sources reported.

Kabir Ahmed from Derby killed eight people in the Iraqi town of Beiji, according to a security expert (File/AFP)
06:45 GMT

A British national who joined ISIL blew himself up in Iraq, killing eight people. Kabir Ahmed from Derby originally appeared on a BBC program stating why he wanted to be a suicide bomber.

November 5, 2014

British forces were withdrawn from Iraq in 2011. (AFP/File)
17:23 GMT

Britain will deploy additional troops to Iraq in the coming weeks to help train local forces in their efforts to combat the Islamic State.

ISIL has taken over large swathes of Iraq and Syria and committed multiple human rights atrocities. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT

US military forces continued to attack the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with 14 combined airstrikes between the 3rd and 5th of November over Syria and Iraq.

Iraqi Christians displaced by the violence in their country wait in line for aid. [AFP]
08:13 GMT

Speaking at a meeting to announce the formation of the committee, Wael Suleiman, executive director of Catholic relief organisation Caritas in Jordan, noted that around 100 to 150 new Iraqi refugees arrive in Jordan every day from Erbil after leaving their homes in Mosul and Nineveh.

November 4, 2014

The members of the closed-door session discussed military partnerships and addressing urgent humanitarian needs, among other topics. (AFP/File)
08:59 GMT

The US State Department announced late Monday that it held an Inaugural Plenary Meeting with 35 Washington-based ambassadors from partner countries to counter ISIL.

British lawmakers voted 524 - 43 for air strikes on ISIL targets in Iraq on September 26. (AFP/File)
06:58 GMT

The UK has hit more Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets through airstrikes in Iraq.

November 3, 2014

Iraqi government bolsters security measures against feared ISIL attacks as thousands of Shiites flock to the Iraqi province of Anbar for Ashura worship.(AFP/File)
16:46 GMT

ISIL threats in Iraq are on the rise as Shiite pilgrims flock to the shine city of Karbala for Ashura.

Canada carried out its first series of air strikes against ISIL positions in Iraq (File/AFP)
13:10 GMT

Canada carried out air raids across Fallujah and the west of Baghdad as part of the US-led coalition against ISIL militants.

Iraqi security forces inspect the damage caused by a car bomb beside a tent offering Shia pilgrims refreshments in Baghdad, November 2, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:26 GMT

A series of bombs killed at least 34 Shia pilgrims in Iraq's capital, Baghdad Sunday as people prepared to commemorate Ashura.

November 2, 2014

Bomber aircraft conducted seven air strikes in Syria and two in Iraq. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

US military forces continued to bomb ISIL targets in Iraq and Syria on Saturday and Sunday.