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Fallujah strike put on hold as Iraq fears civilian casualties

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 14:24

Iraqi troops will delay assaulting the militant-held city of Fallujah, an officer said on Tuesday, citing fear of civilian casualties, as fighting and missile strikes in nearby Ramadi killed 33 people.

Iraq forces hold off assault on Fallujah, 29 killed in Ramadi

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 21:02

Iraqi troops will delay an offensive against the militant-held city of Fallujah for fear of causing civilian casualties, an official said today, while fighting and missile strikes in nearby Ramadi killed 29 people.

Eleven killed in attacks across Iraq

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 07:04

At least 11 people were killed, including six al Qaeda militants, and 15 wounded in violent attacks across Iraq on Monday, police said.

Iraq tribal leader says Qaeda fighters have quit Fallujah

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 21:44

Al Qaeda-linked fighters have departed Iraq`s Fallujah and it is now in the hands of Sunni tribesmen, a senior tribal sheikh said on Monday.

Iraq PM Nuri al-Maliki urges Fallujah residents to drive away Qaeda militants

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 09:34

As Iraqi military bombarded the city of Fallujah to drive away the al Qaeda-linked militants who have seized parts of Anbar province, residents fled the country.

Fallujah outside Iraq government control: Security official

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 14:39

The Iraqi government has lost control of the city of Fallujah, which is now held by al Qaeda-linked militants, a senior security official in Anbar province said on Saturday.

Seven Iraqi police killed in attacks

Last Updated: Sunday, July 29, 2012, 21:34

Two bombings and a drive-by shooting killed seven Iraqi police in a former al Qaeda stronghold in the western part of the country.

Blackwater settles Iraq killings suit

Last Updated: Saturday, January 07, 2012, 08:34

The company formerly known as Blackwater has agreed to settle with the families of 4 security contractors killed in 2004 ambush.

Blast near Fallujah kills 4 Iraqi police

Last Updated: Sunday, September 26, 2010, 21:39

Police officials say a car bomb has killed at least four Iraqi policemen outside the former insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.

Car bombs across Iraq kill at least 36

Last Updated: Monday, September 20, 2010, 10:41

The bombs broke what had been a period of relative calm since end of Ramadan.

Car bomb kills 2 in western Iraq

Last Updated: Sunday, December 13, 2009, 14:33

An Iraqi police official says a bomb-rigged car exploded near a convoy of a top security officer in western Iraq and left at least two people dead.