Development In Iraq

June 25, 2014

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.

Iraqi troops have lost control of all three Syria-Iraq border crossings (File Archive)
16:36 GMT

The ISIS-controlled Al Qaim Syria-Iraq border was bombed Tuesday, but it is not yet clear who is behind the attack.

Around 75 percent of the total death toll represents civilians killed in the ongoing fighting (Karim Sahib/AFP)
14:02 GMT

Over 1,000 people have been killed in Iraq in less than three weeks as extremist militants launched an offensive nationwide.

Iraqi forces have been involved in fierce clashes with ISIL for over two weeks (File/AFP)
12:02 GMT

Iraqi forces responded to ISIL attacks across the north and east of the country in an attempt to regain control of captured towns.

The Baiji refinery produces a third of the country's oil output. (AFP/File)
11:23 GMT

After days of intense fighting, ISIL has taken control of a strategic oil refinery in the Salahuddin Province.

Iraqi security forces stand outside a polling station in Baghdad during elections in April, 2014 (File/AFP)
10:27 GMT

Six members of a Sunni family in Baghdad were killed by gunmen as ISIL militants continue their violent campaign across Iraq.

Kurdish forces recently took control of Kirkuk when Iraqi forces fled. (AFP/File)
09:18 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Iraqi Kurdistan Tuesday to urge Kurdish leaders to partake in the new Iraqi government.

June 23, 2014

ISIS took over control of the northern city of Mosul earlier this month (File Archive/AFP)
16:00 GMT

Extreme Sunni militants are now in control of the Shiite town of Tal Afar and its airport in northern Iraq.

The Jordanian government says their border is under full control. (AFP/File)
12:53 GMT

As the ISIL and other Sunni groups move capture multiple towns in western Iraq, the Jordanian government insists its border with Iraq is secure.