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Iraq

3 months needed to rout ISIS, says Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi

Abadi had previously pledged the northern city would be retaken by the end of this year.

28 Dec 2016 9:15 AM

Christmas tree of solidarity in Baghdad

The 85-foot-tall artificial tree, with a diameter of 33 feet, has been erected in the centre of an amusement park in the Iraqi capital.

17 Dec 2016 5:33 AM

Mass grave near ISIS-held Mosul under scanner

‘Likely to hold 100 bodies, many of them decapitated’.

09 Nov 2016 6:35 AM

ISIS has enemy inside gates

Iraqi forces fought their way into jihadist-held Mosul on Tuesday, the military said, as a top commander declared the “true liberation” of the city from the ISIS had begun.

01 Nov 2016 11:21 PM

Threatened in Mosul, Islamic State uses alternative tactics

Youths ride bicycles next to a burning oil well in Qayara, about 50 km south of Mosul, Iraq. The Islamic State group has pioneered brutally innovative tactics and launched diversionary attacks that have shocked its opponents, and now many fear it has more surprises in store as Iraqi forces close in on Mosul. (Photo: AP)

26 Oct 2016 6:44 AM

Iraq could soon go dry after ban

Iraq’s Parliament on Saturday voted to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol, in a surprise move likely to anger some minorities but also to please influential religious parties.

24 Oct 2016 4:05 AM

Iraqi-Turkish split points to distrust among Mosul forces

Just days into the operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul, a fault-line has widened between Iraq and Turkey, and the distrust among the various forces arrayed against the extremists

21 Oct 2016 2:04 AM

ISIS vows to ‘defeat America’ in new video

The Islamic State group vowed to “defeat America” in a video claiming to show jihadist fighters patrolling the streets of Mosul after the launch of a major Iraqi offensive to retake the city.

19 Oct 2016 7:21 AM

Iraq pushes IS out from town in mission Mosul

Iraq announced on Thursday that its forces have recaptured a northern town from the Islamic State group in an operation launched ahead of a push for the city of Mosul.

23 Sep 2016 6:52 AM

US food arrives for IS-free town

The UN said on Tuesday it has delivered food supplies to more than 30,000 residents of Qayyarah for the first time in two years after Iraqi forces expelled jihadists from the northern town.

07 Sep 2016 6:50 AM

15 killed, 50 injured in attacks across Baghdad

A series of attacks across Baghdad, including an explosion at a weapons warehouse that set off munitions and sent a huge plume of smoke over the Iraqi capital, killed 15 people and wounded over 50 on

03 Sep 2016 6:36 AM

12 babies burn to death in Baghdad hospital blaze

A fire tore through the maternity ward of one of Baghdad’s largest hospitals on Wednesday, killing at least 12 premature babies, medical and security officials said.

11 Aug 2016 3:26 AM

United Nations slams Iraq on speeding up executions

The United Nations said on Monday Iraqi government efforts to speed up execution of Islamic State militants following a Baghdad bomb attack that killed 324 people could result in innocent people being

02 Aug 2016 6:12 AM

ISIS attacks 2 energy plants in Iraq, 5 dead

Islamic State militants stormed two energy facilities in northern Iraq on Sunday, killing at least five workers and shutting down a major oil pumping station, security and oil sources said.

01 Aug 2016 5:16 AM

23 dead in ISIS attacks in Iraq

A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a checkpoint outside a Shia town north of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 14 people, Iraqi officials said, while a string of bombings in the I

26 Jul 2016 6:45 AM

ISIS: Omar the Chechen killed in combat

The death of Islamic State’s “minister of war” may disrupt its operations, a senior US military officer said on Thursday, and an Iraqi security expert said it could damage ISIS’ important recruitment

15 Jul 2016 7:07 AM

Suicide car bomb kills 8 in Baghdad district

A police officer says the bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into the checkpoint.

13 Jul 2016 3:25 PM

Baghdad: Blast in Shia district kills 12

No group claimed responsibility, but ISIS main suspect.

13 Jul 2016 7:23 AM

More US troops in Iraq ahead of Mosul offensive

The United States is stepping up its military campaign against ISIS by sending hundreds more troops to assist Iraqi forces in an expected push on Mosul, the militants’ largest stronghold, later in 201

12 Jul 2016 7:01 AM

Iraq PM sacks officials as new attack kills 40

The Iraqi Premier sacked three Baghdad security chiefs following a devastating bombing in the capital, his office said on Friday, hours after another attack to the north left 40 dead.

09 Jul 2016 6:48 AM