Development In Iraq

December 11, 2014

The U.S. is leading an international coalition which has carried out numerous airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq and Syria since the militant group overran Mosul, in northern Iraq, in June. (AFP/File)
15:01 GMT

Iraqi armed forces started a military operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the western province of Anbar on Thursday.

December 10, 2014

The explosions occurred during the anniversary of Arba'een. (AFP/File)
15:09 GMT

Four people, including an Iraqi soldier, were killed and 12 other people were injured in two explosions in Baghdad Wednesday, a police source said.

Peshmerga fighters have been battling ISIL militants since June. (AFP/File)
14:36 GMT

At least 727 Iraqi Peshmerga fighters have been killed since June in battles against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish Regional Government said Wednesday.

December 9, 2014

Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi requests more airstrikes to combat ISIL. (AFP/File)
14:34 GMT

With the recent success of the anti-ISIL campaign, Iraq presses the US to increase support and escalate their attacks.

US Defense Secretary Hagel plans to visit US troops and meet with Iraqi leaders. (AFP/File)
10:21 GMT

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made an unannounced trip to Baghdad Tuesday in order to discuss security and ISIL.

Approximately 460,000 Iraqis are internally displaced. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The number of internally displaced persons in Iraq has increased over the past ten days due to Iraqi military operations against ISIL, an Iraqi government official said on Monday.

December 8, 2014

Over 40 countries are involved in the coalition. (AFP/File)
19:29 GMT

U.S. allies will send 1,500 troops to Iraq to help train Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling ISIL.

The U.S. is leading an international coalition that has carried out numerous airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq and Syria. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant left 70 militants dead in northern Iraq, an Iraqi army commander said Monday.

December 7, 2014

Iraq has been gripped by a security vacuum since June. (AFP/File)
11:20 GMT

At least ten Iraqi officers have been taken captive by ISIL militants in Mosul.

December 6, 2014

On December 4, at least 40 people were killed and scores more injured in separate bomb attacks across Iraq. (AFP/File)
18:05 GMT

A series of bomb attacks in Baghdad has claimed at least ten lives.

December 4, 2014

Iraqis inspect the site of a suicide car bomb attack in Baghdad. (AFP/file)
18:09 GMT

At least eighteen people have been killed in two separate car bomb attacks targeting a group of restaurants and an outdoor market in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

15:22 GMT

The Islamic State has established training camps in eastern Libya, U.S. Army Gen. David Rodriguez of U.S. Africa Command said.

The Saudi foreign minister, Saud al-Faisal. (AFP/file)
13:44 GMT

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal said that the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria cannot be waged by aerial bombing alone during a speech to representatives of the US-led anti-ISIS coalition on Wednesday.

December 3, 2014

Lebanese security officials had told media outlets Baghdadi's wife was arrested at the country's border. (AFP/File)
11:00 GMT

The wife of ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was not arrested by the Lebanese army, an Iraqi official said Wednesday.

December 2, 2014

An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter fires at Islamic-State (IS) militant positions, from his position on the top of Mount Zardak, a strategic point taken 3 days ago, about 25 kilometres east of Mosul on September 9,2014. (AFP/file)
15:04 GMT

A US official has confirmed that Iran is taking part in attacks against the ISIS terror group, amid speculation of military cooperation.