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Iraq Army says Caliphate declaration by ISIS a global threat

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 09:13

In what connotes the increasing menace of the insurgency in Iraq, the al Qaeda breakaway faction - the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) – have announced the establishment of an `Islamic State`.

US facing gaps in Iraq as it hunts for militants

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 00:14

The CIA and other spy agencies are scrambling to close intelligence gaps as they seek ways to support possible military or covert action against the leaders of the al-Qaeda-inspired militant group that has seized parts of Iraq and threatens Baghdad`s government.

Iraq Sunni militant group vows to march on Baghdad

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 20:41

The al Qaeda-inspired group that captured two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq this week vowed today to march on to Baghdad, raising fears about the Shiite-led government`s ability to slow the assault following the insurgents` lightning gains.

Militants attack Iraq anti-Qaeda leader, kill four

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 22:28

Heavily-armed militants attacked the home of anti-Qaeda militiaman north of Baghdad on Sunday, killing and decapitating his wife and two sons and killing another person in a brutal pre-dawn assault.

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.

Al Qaeda group claims attack on Iraq TV station

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 18:37

An al Qaeda-linked militant group claimed an attack on an Iraqi television station headquarters that killed five journalists, while the UN envoy on Tuesday condemned the targeting of media in Iraq.

Al Qaeda leader orders disbandment of Syria unit

Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 21:28

In a significant development ahead of the Geneva II talks on the Syrian crisis, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has called for disbandment of its affiliated unit, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Al Qaeda in Iraq calls on Egyptians to fight army

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 21:04

A leader of al Qaeda`s Iraqi branch on Saturday called on Egyptians to fight their army and derided the Muslim Brotherhood as "evil" for seeking power through democracy.

Anti-al Qaeda leader killed in Iraq shooting

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 00:16

A local leader of anti-al Qaeda militiamen was shot dead on Tuesday in western Baghdad, one of four people killed in violence in different parts of Iraq, officials said.

US recognises Syria opposition coalition: Obama

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 08:20

US President Barack Obama has said his country has formally recognised Syria`s opposition rebel coalition as the "legitimate representative" of the Syrians.

Bombings in Iraq, 10 killed

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 22:32

The attacks come a day after a string of bomb and gun attacks in Iraq killed about 80 people and wounded more than 280.

Deadliest day in Iraq in two years; 106 killed

Last Updated: Monday, July 23, 2012, 08:52

In a statement, the leader of al Qaeda`s affiliate in Iraq warned that the militant network is returning to strongholds.