Development In Iraq

October 15, 2014

Iraqi Shia cities have been witnessing deadly bombings over the past few days. (AFP/File)
07:07 GMT

At least 21 people have been killed in a bomb attack in a Shia neighborhood in Baghdad.

October 14, 2014

Around 180,000 people are believed to have fled the city of Hit due to IS violence (File/AFP)
16:21 GMT

Islamic State has advanced in Iraq's Anbar province despite setbacks elsewhere after militants seized a military camp in the city of Hit Monday.

At least 22 IS militants were allegedly killed according to security sources (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Shelling killed 22 Islamic State militants and wounded at least 40 others, near Baquba.

October 13, 2014

Islamic State militants in desert camouflaged vehicles (AFP/ File Archive).
20:00 GMT

Islamic State jihadists have seized an army base in the town of Hit in al-Anbar province.

At least 115 militants were reportedly killed in the fighting. (AFP/File)
08:17 GMT

Intense clashes erupted in Iraq's Anbar Province after IS militants attacked three military bases.

October 12, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama has ruled out the use of U.S. forces on the ground. (AFP/File)
15:08 GMT

Officials in Iraq's Anbar province are calling for the U.S. to send ground troops into Iraq to help battle Islamic State militants.

Kurdish forces fighting IS militants since June. (AFP/File)
13:16 GMT

A series of bomb attacks has left at least 26 people dead in Iraq, amid the deadly violence that rages on across the country.

Pro-kurdish demonstrators holding a giant flag as they gather on October 11, 2014 in Duesseldorf, north-western Germany, during a rally in solidarity with Kurds trapped in the northern Syrian city of Kobane. [AFP]
09:13 GMT

Thousands of Kurds in Britain and across Europe protest against the ISIS attack on Kobane as Turkey stubbornly refuses to help the besieged town.

Raad al-Azzawi's TV station was also attacked last year, when a militia group raided and detonated two suicide bombs, killing several journalists and the station's chief news editor. (AFP/File)
09:06 GMT

The Islamic State reportedly publicly executed a local Iraqi cameraman in northern Iraq on Friday, highlighting the dangers faced by both international and local media workers in Syria and Iraq.

American-led air attacks are failing. President Obama's plan to "degrade and destroy" Islamic State has not even begun to achieve success. [AFP]
08:19 GMT

America's plans to fight Islamic State are in ruins as the militant group's fighters come close to capturing Kobani and have inflicted a heavy defeat on the Iraqi army west of Baghdad.

October 11, 2014

Nine Islamic State militants were killed in the northern Saladin province (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT

Iraq's army killed nine militants from the Islamic State and destroyed an IS base in the northern Saladin province, according to security officials.

October 9, 2014

According to the United Nations, over 1,110 people lost their lives in acts of violence across Iraq last month. (AFP/File)
16:45 GMT

A car bomb explosion in Iraq’s capital city of Baghdad has claimed at least 12 lives.

 A Super Hornet fighter jet has carried out Australia's first bombing raid in Iraq, targeting what the defence ministry on October 9, 2014. [AFP]
13:11 GMT

An Australian jet fighter has targeted positions of the ISIL terrorists in Iraq for the first time since the country joined a US-led international coalition against the terror group.

UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said Britain's role in Iraq and Syria would continue to be supportive (File/AFP)
12:32 GMT

The British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the UK will become more involved in the fight against IS, but ground troops won't be deployed to Iraq and Syria.

President Barack Obama says the “barbaric” ISIL terrorist organization poses a threat to the world and fighting against the group will be a “difficult mission.” [AFP]
08:43 GMT

US President Barack Obama says the “barbaric” ISIL terrorist organization poses a threat to the world and fighting against the group will be a “difficult mission.”