Development In Iraq

November 9, 2014

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have been hit in the Iraqi town of al-Qaim, close to the Syrian border (Image: Screenshot)
06:59 GMT

ISIL leader and self-proclaimed "Caliph" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has allegedly been seriously injured by a US air strike, local witnesses and government sources reported.

Kabir Ahmed from Derby killed eight people in the Iraqi town of Beiji, according to a security expert (File/AFP)
06:45 GMT

A British national who joined ISIL blew himself up in Iraq, killing eight people. Kabir Ahmed from Derby originally appeared on a BBC program stating why he wanted to be a suicide bomber.

November 5, 2014

British forces were withdrawn from Iraq in 2011. (AFP/File)
17:23 GMT

Britain will deploy additional troops to Iraq in the coming weeks to help train local forces in their efforts to combat the Islamic State.

ISIL has taken over large swathes of Iraq and Syria and committed multiple human rights atrocities. (AFP/File)
16:30 GMT

US military forces continued to attack the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with 14 combined airstrikes between the 3rd and 5th of November over Syria and Iraq.

Iraqi Christians displaced by the violence in their country wait in line for aid. [AFP]
08:13 GMT

Speaking at a meeting to announce the formation of the committee, Wael Suleiman, executive director of Catholic relief organisation Caritas in Jordan, noted that around 100 to 150 new Iraqi refugees arrive in Jordan every day from Erbil after leaving their homes in Mosul and Nineveh.

November 4, 2014

The members of the closed-door session discussed military partnerships and addressing urgent humanitarian needs, among other topics. (AFP/File)
08:59 GMT

The US State Department announced late Monday that it held an Inaugural Plenary Meeting with 35 Washington-based ambassadors from partner countries to counter ISIL.

British lawmakers voted 524 - 43 for air strikes on ISIL targets in Iraq on September 26. (AFP/File)
06:58 GMT

The UK has hit more Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets through airstrikes in Iraq.

November 3, 2014

Iraqi government bolsters security measures against feared ISIL attacks as thousands of Shiites flock to the Iraqi province of Anbar for Ashura worship.(AFP/File)
16:46 GMT

ISIL threats in Iraq are on the rise as Shiite pilgrims flock to the shine city of Karbala for Ashura.

Canada carried out its first series of air strikes against ISIL positions in Iraq (File/AFP)
13:10 GMT

Canada carried out air raids across Fallujah and the west of Baghdad as part of the US-led coalition against ISIL militants.

Iraqi security forces inspect the damage caused by a car bomb beside a tent offering Shia pilgrims refreshments in Baghdad, November 2, 2014 (File/AFP)
06:26 GMT

A series of bombs killed at least 34 Shia pilgrims in Iraq's capital, Baghdad Sunday as people prepared to commemorate Ashura.

November 2, 2014

Bomber aircraft conducted seven air strikes in Syria and two in Iraq. (AFP/File)
20:00 GMT

US military forces continued to bomb ISIL targets in Iraq and Syria on Saturday and Sunday.

The Shia pilgrims were on their way to Karbala to commemorate Ashura. (AFP/File)
16:00 GMT

Iraqi police and medical authorities say more than a dozen people have been killed and tens of others injured in a car bomb attack that targeted a group of Shia pilgrims in the capital, Baghdad.

Islamic State extremists executed over 200 men, women and children from Anbar province, according to local tribesmen (File/AFP)
11:02 GMT

The Islamic State executed hundreds of people including women and children in Iraq's Anbar province, a senior Sunni tribesman said.

The UK and US presence in Iraq has been questioned by human rights groups since evidence of torture emerged from the notorious Abu Gharib prison (File/AFP)
06:43 GMT

Allegations have emerged of British soldiers mistreating and killing 30 Iraqi civilians, which will be sent to the International Criminal Court for investigation.

November 1, 2014

Anbar Province has been a major stronghold of the IS elements and continues to be largely controlled by the terror group. (AFP/File)
18:00 GMT

IS militants execute 85 people from the Sunni Albu Nimr tribe in Iraq's western province of Anbar.