Development In Iraq

June 27, 2014

Iraq's army managed to recapture the al-Alam district of Tikrit, while the remainder of the city is still under ISIL control (File/AFP)
07:00 GMT

Military forces recaptured parts of Iraq's Tikrit as the army continues to battle ISIL militants across the country.

Iraqi security officials said all fatalities were civilians (File/AFP)
06:43 GMT

Around 20 people were killed in the town of Kadhimiya, in northern Baghdad after an explosion hit an overcrowded market late on Thursday.

June 26, 2014

Tikrit was captured by ISIS militants earlier this month (File Archive)
15:57 GMT

Baghdad launched an aerial offensive on the city of Tikrit Thursday in an effort to oust militants from the area.

The Hatra temple was featured in the 1973 horror film, The Exorcist (Image: Skyscrapercity)
12:05 GMT

A pre-Christian temple has been overrun by ISIS militants in Iraq as Shia cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, issued a warning to the radical Sunni group.

Over 500,000 people fled Mosul after ISIL violence erupted in the region three weeks ago (File/AFP)
08:38 GMT

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization warned of food shortages as violence between ISIS and Iraqi forces intensifies.

Thousands of Iraqis have fled to the Kurdish region. (AFP/File)
06:53 GMT

Thousands of Iraqis have fled Christian areas as ISIL militants attack northern Iraq.

Sectarian violence has reduces many parts of Iraq's capital to rubble (File Archive)
06:00 GMT

At least nine people were killed and 20 injured in various attacks near Iraq's capital Wednesday.

June 25, 2014

Kurdish forces took over control of Kirkuk on June 12 (File Archive/AFP)
18:31 GMT

Damascus may have conducted airstrike attacks in western Iraq this week say U.S. officials.

Sunni militants surrounded the air base and attacked with mortar rounds, according to witnesses (File/AFP)
17:00 GMT

A major air base in Iraq was attacked on Wednesday by Sunni insurgents. Four militants were also killed in the clashes with Iraqi forces in Yathrib, according to witnesses.

Maliki has refused to form an emergency government while the death toll mounts in Iraq (File Archive/AFP)
15:00 GMT

Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki ruled out the need for an emergency government despite growing violence in the country.

Al-Nusra Front and ISIL were initially rivals. (AFP/File)
14:15 GMT

Al-Nusra Front in Syria has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Thousands of Iraqis caught in ISIS violence fled Mosul in recent weeks towards Kurdish controlled areas (File/AFP)
11:50 GMT

Iraq’s Grand Mufti Rafi Al-Rifa’i called developments in Iraq a "popular revolution" and blamed the country's prime minister, Nuri Al-Maliki, for destroying the country.

Iraqi security forces are fighting ISIL militants across the country. (AFP/File)
08:03 GMT

The Iraqi cabinet has decided to withhold the salaries of government employees until the current conflict ends.

Kurdish forces are fighting to keep ISIL militants out of Kirkuk. (AFP/File)
07:08 GMT

A city council chief in Kirkuk was shot dead by ISIL militants Tuesday.

June 24, 2014

Shiite volunteers have formed brigades within the past week to support the Iraqi army in its fight against Sunni militants (Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP)
19:51 GMT

The Pentagon reported Tuesday that the first teams of U.S. military advisers have been deployed to Iraq.