Anbar province

Suicide bomber strikes cafe in western Iraq, killing 11

Iraqi authorities say a suicide bomber has struck a cafe in the western city of Hit, killing 11 people.

Oct 12, 2017, 06:22 AM IST
Islamic State attack in western Iraq kills 10 soldiers

Islamic State attack in western Iraq kills 10 soldiers

Jihadist fighters killed at least 10 soldiers in the western Iraqi province of Anbar on Tuesday in their latest deadly attack on security forces in the area, officers said.

May 02, 2017, 14:50 PM IST

Iraq arrested 500 ISIS suspects fleeing with civilians: Police

Iraqi forces have detained more than 500 suspected Islamic State group members trying to sneak out of the city of Fallujah by blending in with fleeing civilians, police said Monday.

Jun 14, 2016, 00:16 AM IST

Iraqi forces kill 44 IS militants

The troops raised the Iraqi flag on a building at the scene after killing at least 24 IS militants and destroying six of their vehicles, a source said.

Mar 12, 2016, 21:09 PM IST
Islamic State suicide bombers penetrate Iraq Army HQ, kill general

Islamic State suicide bombers penetrate Iraq Army HQ, kill general

Four Islamic State group suicide bombers infiltrated an army headquarters west of Baghdad, killing a senior Iraqi general and five other soldiers.

Mar 01, 2016, 15:47 PM IST

Iraqis running out of food and medicine in besieged Falluja

A senior Iraqi official has appealed to the US-led coalition to air-drop food and medicine to tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Falluja.

Feb 02, 2016, 15:35 PM IST
Bombs laid by Islamic State hamper Iraqi troops in Ramadi after victory

Bombs laid by Islamic State hamper Iraqi troops in Ramadi after victory

 Islamic State militants left Ramadi`s streets and buildings boobytrapped with bombs, hampering efforts to rebuild the city two weeks after Iraq`s elite counter-terrorism forces claimed victory against the militant group there, officials said.

Jan 12, 2016, 13:57 PM IST
Iraqi Army declares first major victory over Islamic State in Ramadi

Iraqi Army declares first major victory over Islamic State in Ramadi

 Iraq`s Army declared victory over Islamic State fighters in a provincial capital west of Baghdad on Sunday, the first major triumph for the US-trained force since it collapsed in the face of an assault by the militants 18 months ago.

Dec 28, 2015, 09:34 AM IST

Islamic State militants claims wave of attacks in Iraq that killed 56 people

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a series of attacks that rocked different parts of Iraq and killed at least 56 people the night before.

Oct 06, 2015, 21:29 PM IST

52 killed in suicide bombings in Baghdad

At least 52 people were killed and another 54 wounded on Monday in three suicide bombings, but also in a series of attacks launched by Iraqi forces and the US-led international coalition in the Anbar province, west of Baghdad, security officials said.

Aug 17, 2015, 23:46 PM IST

US defence chief makes surprise trip to Iraq

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter made a surprise visit to Baghdad on Thursday to get a first-hand assessment of the campaign against Islamic State as Iraq tries to retake the fallen capital of Sunni-dominated Anbar province.

Jul 23, 2015, 15:46 PM IST

US, allies target Islamic State with 27 air strikes in Syria, Iraq

US-led forces conducted 20 air strikes in Iraq on Monday against Islamic State forces, concentrating on the Anbar province cities of Ramadi and Falluja, and seven more in Syria, the Combined Joint Task Force leading the air operations said on Tuesday.

Jul 14, 2015, 23:43 PM IST

Islamic State says shot down Iraqi fighter plane

 Islamic State said on Thursday it had shot down an Iraqi fighter plane north of the city of Ramadi in Anbar Province.

Jun 18, 2015, 05:41 AM IST

Iraqi troops, militias repel IS attacks in Anbar province

Government forces and Shiite militiamen repelled two Islamic State group attacks in Anbar province on Saturday, officials said. In one attack, they used anti-tank missiles to stop four would-be suicide car bombers, officials said, as violence continues to roil the war-torn country.

Jun 07, 2015, 06:05 AM IST

Iraq displaced forced back into war zones: Aid group

Restrictions on Iraqi people fleeing the fighting in Anbar province are forcing some of them to return straight into conflict areas, an aid group said Tuesday.

May 26, 2015, 20:42 PM IST

More than 90,000 people flee violence in Iraq's Anbar province: UN

More than 90,000 people have fled their homes in Iraq`s western province of Anbar where Islamic State militants have been gaining ground over the past week, the United Nations said on Sunday.

Apr 19, 2015, 15:06 PM IST

2014 deadliest year in Iraq for civilians since 2006-7 bloodshed: UN

Violence in Iraq in 2014 killed at least 12,282 civilians, making it the deadliest year since the sectarian bloodshed of 2006-07, the United Nations said in a statement.

Jan 03, 2015, 01:35 AM IST

Jordan airlifts aid to Iraq`s Anbar province

Jordan has flown humanitarian aid to Iraq`s western Anbar province, where jihadists from the Islamic State group have seized ground and sown fear among the population, the royal court said Monday.

Nov 11, 2014, 00:33 AM IST

Iraqi troops retake control of town from ISIS

Iraqi security forces Sunday retook control of a town seized by the Islamic State (IS), as the US carried out air strikes against the Sunni militant group, a security official said.

Sep 08, 2014, 00:51 AM IST

Iraqi forces kill over 70 Sunni militants

Iraqi security forces Saturday fought back attacks from Sunni groups across the country, killing over 70 militants, officials said.

Jul 12, 2014, 23:37 PM IST