Development In Iraq

February 13, 2014

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".

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.