Development In Iraq

January 27, 2015

The airline spokesperson said the plane sustained light damage from a slew of bullets as it landed at the Baghdad International Airport last night. (AFP/File)
10:06 GMT

A spokesperson for flydubai confirmed gunfire on one of its carriers upon landing at the Baghdad airport Monday night, but the attack has so far gone unclaimed.

January 26, 2015

Eight shots were fired at a Fly Dubai passenger jet as it landed in Baghdad Monday evening. (Shutterstock)
20:45 GMT

A Fly Dubai plane was shot as it landed in Baghdad. Two passengers were injured and rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Iraqi soldiers and pro-government militiamen check a machine gun mounted on an armored vehicle stationed near the town of Muqtadiyah in Diyala province, north of the capital Baghdad, during a military operation against Daesh. (AFP/Younis Al-Bayati)
13:24 GMT

Iraq's Armed Forces have allegedly purged the Daesh militants from the eastern Province of Diyala.

Earlier today it was announced that the Kurdish forces have reclaimed much of the contested city of Kobani. (AFP/US Air Force/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch)
13:08 GMT

Of the 34 air-strikes, 21 were launched in Syria and 13 in Iraq, focusing on the cities of Kobani, Mosul, Tal Afar, and Falluja.

January 25, 2015

Similar attacks are a nearly daily occurrence in Iraq. (AFP/File)
11:22 GMT

Two bombings in Baghdad have left eight civilians dead and at least 22 wounded.

The US-led air campaign, which Washington claims aims to degrade Daesh's military capability, remains the subject of debate, with critics pointing to Daesh’s advances and battlefield successes despite the raids.(AFP/DOD /Jonathan Synder)
08:39 GMT

Since the start of the US-led airstrikes against Daesh, only one percent of the supposed "caliphate" has been reclaimed.

January 24, 2015

A lighting offensive by Daesh militants last summer in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul that took the country by surprise and sparked a massive Christian exodus to neighboring countries. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT

US military's Central Command General Lloyd Austin said US and Iraqi forces are organizing plans to launch a counter-attack in the Daesh-held, northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

January 22, 2015

UN figures have named last December Iraq's deadliest month since 2008, with over 1,800 wounded and more than 1,100 killed in militant attacks across the country. (AFP/File)
17:04 GMT

Just north of the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad, eight were killed and more wounded when a bomb exploded near a military base Thursday, according to official sources.

The site of an Iraqi suicide bomb. (AFP/Getty Images)
13:13 GMT

Suicide bomb in Taji killed nine and injured 14 in the Taji area of Iraq.

Iraq's army launched the attacks alongside Kurdish forces as part of a long-term operation against Daesh in Mosul. (AFP/File)
12:03 GMT

Kurdish troops and Iraq's military launched joint attacks on Daesh in Mosul with the support of US-led coalition strikes in the area.

January 21, 2015

Reports have emerged in recent weeks of Daesh militants stoning women for adultery in Syria, and in Iraq, the UN warns the group appears to be targeting educated, influential women. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

In Iraq, the UN reported executions of female civilians is on the rise, and women who are educated are especially vulnerable.

January 20, 2015

While Canadian officials declined to specify where the attack took place, the incident is the first recorded clash between Daesh and Western forces in Iraq. (AFP/File)
15:56 GMT

In the first confirmed clash between Western forces and Daesh militants, Canadian special forces say they exchanged fire with insurgents in Iraq last week.

January 18, 2015

Yazidi refugees seek medical attention in a health center located between Kirkuk and Erbil, January 17, 2015. (AFP/File)
06:37 GMT

Daesh militants in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk freed hundreds of Yazidis and were picked up by Kurdish peshmerga forces.

The Moroccan government believes nearly 2,000 Moroccans have fought in Syria or Iraq for Daesh or other militant organizations. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

The Moroccan police dismantled a terrorist cell and arrested its eight members. The cell recruited Moroccans to fight for Daesh in Syria and Iraq.

January 16, 2015

The incident comes on the heels of another in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, where 30 Kurdish families were kidnapped on Tuesday. (AFP/File)
15:30 GMT

Iraqi security forces said Thursday scores of people have been kidnapped by Daesh in the restive Iraqi province of Anbar.