Development In Iraq
January 5, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave verbal support to the Iraqi government's crackdown on Al Qaeda militants this weekend, but said that the U.S. was not considering sending troops back to Iraq.
January 4, 2014
Al-Qaeda-linked militants took control of the central areas of the city of Fallujah in Iraq, an Al Arabiya correspondent reported on Saturday.
January 3, 2014
Al-Qaeda leader in the Iraqi city of Ramadi Abu Abelrahman al-Baghdadi was killed on Friday, Al Arabiya correspondent reported, as tribesmen and government forces battled militants in the Sunni province of Anbar.
Iraqi police, together with armed tribesman, Friday succeeded in reclaiming control of a police station in the Sunni area of one of Anbar’s largest cities, Fallujah, as clashes renewed with al-Qaeda militants, Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported.
January 2, 2014
After fighting which began Monday, two Iraqi cities are under the hold of Al Qaeda linked militants.
Half of Iraq's city of Fallujah is now controlled by Al-Qaeda linked militants, according to reports Thursday, and the country's annual 2013 death toll represents the the highest rate in the past 5 years.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Wednesday reversed a decision to withdraw troops from tense cities in Anbar province, hours after militants attacked police stations and freed prisoners.
December 31, 2013
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Al Malaki on Tuesday told the army to leave cities in the Anbar province in a bid to defuse tensions in the area after security forces launched a crackdown on a major Sunni anti-government camp.
At least 10 people were killed Monday in Iraq's Anbar province while government authorities "dismantled" the Sunni Arab protest camp that Iraqi President Nour Al Maliki had previously described as a headquarter for Al Qaeda.
December 30, 2013
Iraqi police were directed by authorities Monday to "dismantle" Iraq's main anti-government protest site in Anbar province that Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki has called the headquarters for Al Qaeda leadership.
December 29, 2013
At least four anti-Qaeda fighters died Sunday after gunmen attacked the soldiers at a milita checkpoint in Iraq's Abu Ghraib area.
Former Iraqi Vice President Tariq Al Hashimi accused Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of trying to get the Shiite vote by "killing Sunni Muslims".
December 28, 2013
The home of a Sunni MP was raided by security forces on Saturday, igniting clashes that killed his brother and five guards and arresting him, an Al Arabiya correspondent reported, citing police sources.
December 27, 2013
The United States sent Iraq dozens of missiles and surveillance drones to help it combat a recent surge in al-Qaeda-backed violence, officials and media reports said on Thursday.
December 25, 2013
At least 14 people were killed on Wednesday morning after a car bomb targeted a church in southern Baghdad.