Iraq

Iraqi MP: 120 civilians killed in strikes on Islamic State-held town

Airstrikes on an Iraqi town held by the Islamic State extremist militia killed 120 civilians, an Iraqi member of parliament said Thursday.

Islamic State calls for attacks on Turkey, Turkish embassies

An audio recording released in the name of the Islamic State extremist group Monday called for attacks on Turkey and on Turkish embassies and consulates worldwide.

Car bombing in Baghdad kills at least four, injures 10

A car bomb exploded Saturday in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing at least four civilians, police and witnesses said.

Top Shiite cleric says victory over Islamic State in Iraq imminent

Iraq’s top Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani said Friday that an Iraqi military victory over Islamic State was imminent.

UN: 926 civilians killed in month of "staggering" violence in Iraq

A total of 926 civilians were among 2,885 Iraqis killed due to terrorism, violence and armed conflict in the country last month, a United Nations team reported Thursday.

Iraq parliament grants legal status to mainly Shiite militias

The Iraqi parliament Saturday passed a law granting legal status to mainly Shiite militias who have been a key force in the fight against Islamic State jihadists but have also been accused of...

Iran condemns attack on Shiites which killed 73 people in Iraq

Iran on Thursday condemned a suicide attack in central Iraq which likely targeted Shiite pilgrims from Iran, killing at least 73 people.

Pro-government militias say Mosul cut off from rest of Iraq

Iraq's mainly Shiite pro-government militias Wednesday said they have reached Kurdish Peshmerga positions west of Mosul, cutting off the Islamic State stronghold from the rest of Iraq and from...

Thirty dead in suicide attack at Iraqi wedding

At least 30 people were killed in a suicide attack in the Iraqi city of Fallujah on Thursday, witnesses and security sources said.

Rights group: Mass grave near Mosul contains 300 beheaded policemen

A mass grave discovered near Mosul by Iraqi Security Forces 10 days ago most likely contains the bodies of at least 300 beheaded former local police officers executed by Islamic State, Human...

Army officer: Islamic State shelling near Mosul kills 31 civilians

Shelling by Islamic State on a district recently liberated from the extremist militia near its key stronghold of Mosul in northern Iraq has killed 31 civilians, an army officer said on Thursday....

Pro-regime Iraqi militia takes airport seen as key to Mosul operation

The Popular Mobilization Forces, a pro-Iraqi government Shiite militia, managed late Wednesday to wrest control of a critical airport from Islamic State forces, according to a statement by the...

Islamic State ramps up attacks on Iraqi forces near Mosul

Iraqi forces on Wednesday repulsed "fierce" counter-attacks by Islamic State near the extremist militia's key stronghold of Mosul, an army officer said.

Terrorism deaths in OECD countries increase more than sevenfold

The number of deaths caused by terrorism increased more than sevenfold in developed countries in 2015, as attacks orchestrated or inspired by the extremist group Islamic State spread across the...

Iraqi forces claim ancient Nimrud city from Islamic State

Iraqi forces have retaken control of the ancient city of Nimrud from Islamic State near the militant organization's stronghold of Mosul, a senior army officer said on Sunday.