Development In Iraq
July 16, 2014
Iraqi forces withdrew from Tikrit after a failed attempt to retake the city from Islamic State militants.
July 15, 2014
Iraq's parliament successful elected a new speaker of the house Tuesday.
July 14, 2014
Militants from ISIL have taken partial control of the town of Dhuluiyah, just 80 kilometers north of Baghdad.
A car bomb in Baghdad killed at least 4 civilians and wounded 12 others Monday.
July 13, 2014
Iraq's parliamentary session Sunday ended after 30 minutes and without progress.
Gunmen killed at least 33 people including 29 women in a Baghdad housing complex Saturday. Police said the motive of the shootings still remained unclear.
July 11, 2014
Kurdish forces seized control of Iraq's northern oilfields Friday as tensions continue to increase between Irbil and Baghdad.
At least 11 Iraqi police were killed in an offensive near the city of Ramadi Friday.
Beddawi, particularly the neighborhood of Mankoubine, has a reputation in the last three years for being a wellspring of Lebanese jihadists.
July 10, 2014
Sunni militants seized a military base in Iraq's Diyala province Thursday after intense fighting with forces from Baghdad.
Iraqi Kurds say they will withdraw their ministers from the cabinet and cease participation in the government of Prime Minister Maliki in protest over his remarks.
Terrorist groups seized nuclear materials used for scientific research from Iraq's Mosul University according to a document issued to the UN.
The U.N. announced Thursday that the nuclear materials recently seized by militants in Iraq are low grade and do not pose a significant threat.
The U.S. is contemplating attacking ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with drones according to a recent report by Pentagon officials.
July 9, 2014
Iraq's Prime Minister blamed the northern autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq for hosting jihadists within its territory to launch their offensive on other parts of Iraq.