Development In Iraq

November 24, 2014

Iraqi pro-government forces take part in a major operation against Islamic State (IS) group fighters to retake the town and areas around Saadiyah northeast of Baghdad in Diyala province on November 23, 2014. (AFP)
04:00 GMT

The US plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds.

November 23, 2014

Pakistani pedestrians walk past wall graffiti (bottom) which reads Daesh, the arabic acronym for Islamic State (IS), in Peshawar on November 22, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/A MAJEED)
15:37 GMT

Iraqi forces said on Sunday that they had retaken two towns north of Baghdad from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIL) fighters, driving them from strongholds they had held for months and clearing a main road from the capital to Iran.

Four houses of Iraqi civilians were also attacked in the strikes. (AFP/File)
12:04 GMT

A US-led air strike killed 25 ISIL militants Saturday in the city of Heet along with five civilians including two children, Iraqi authorities have confirmed.

Iraqi authorities have blamed ISIL militants in the past for terror attacks, however, no group claimed responsibility for the blast. (AFP/File)
11:11 GMT

A car bomb killed seven and injured 16 people at an outdoor market close to Baghdad Sunday, police officials said.

ISIL militants continue to advance in Anbar province, despite resistance from the Iraqi army. (AFP/File)
05:18 GMT

At least 25 Sunni tribesmen from Iraq's Anbar province were killed by ISIL militants. The bodies of the men were found by the country's army.

November 20, 2014

On Thursday, a car bomb blast rocked the Iraqi city of Ramadi. (AFP/File)
19:26 GMT

A car bomb explosion hit the central Iraqi city of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar Province, killing an unknown amount of people.

ISIL swept across swathes of northern Iraq in June. (AFP/File)
15:13 GMT

Senior ISIL leader, Radwan Taleb al-Hamdouni, was killed in Mosul on Wednesday afternoon.

Peshmerga fighters prepare to attack ISIL militants in Iraq. (AFP/File)
05:40 GMT

Peshmerga forces launched a joint operation with the Iraqi army to recapture Diyala and Kirkuk provinces from ISIL militants.

November 19, 2014

French Rafale jet fighter.
15:30 GMT

France plans to send Mirage fighter jets to Jordan to increase its operations against the ISIL cult.

The ISIL launched an offensive in June and took control of Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, before sweeping through much of the country’s Sunni Arab heartland. (AFP/File)
12:09 GMT

At least six people were killed in a car bomb in the capital of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region.

November 18, 2014

The battle for Kobani has claimed over 1,000 lives. (AFP/File)
13:36 GMT

Kurdish forces battling the ISIL militants in the northern Syrian city of Kobani have advanced in the heart of the flashpoint city and expelled the terrorists from several buildings.

Iraq's largest oil refinery had been under siege from ISIL militants since June, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:46 GMT

Iraqi troops entered the country's biggest oil refinery close to the town of Baiji after five months of clashes with ISIL militants.

November 17, 2014

US President Barack Obama. [AFP]
04:00 GMT

President Barack Obama on Sunday confirmed the death of American hostage Peter Kassig, saying the aid worker was killed "in an act of pure evil" by Islamic State militants.

November 16, 2014

Jihadi John was also responsible for the murder of British aid worker Alan Henning. (AFP/File)
14:22 GMT

Jihadi John, the Briton who beheaded two British and two American hostages held by Islamic State terrorists, has been injured in a US-led air strike, according to reports received by the Foreign Office.

According to the U.N., an estimated 1.8 million citizens have been internally displaced this year throughout Iraq. (AFP/File)
13:50 GMT

Four people, out of the 40 kidnapped in the western Iraqi province of Anbar on Saturday by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants, have been killed, said a local official on Sunday.