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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Iraq insurgents capture fourth town in Anbar

Iraqi officials say Sunni militants have seized another town in Iraq`s western Anbar province, the fourth to fall in their hands since Friday.

Suicide bomber kills anti-ISIL leader in Iraq`s Anbar province: Report

One of the leaders of Iraq`s pro-government Sunni tribal fighters was killed late on Tuesday by a suicide bomber in western Anbar province`s capital of Ramadi, one of his men said.

14 killed in Iraq attacks

A total of 14 people were killed and 15 wounded in separate bombings and shootings across Iraq, police and medical sources said.

49 killed, 69 injured in Iraq attacks

As many as 49 people were killed and 69 wounded Monday in a wave of violent attacks witnessed across Iraq, including battles with insurgent groups in Anbar province, security and medical sources said.

At least 15 killed in Iraq``s Anbar province

At least 15 people were killed and 26 others wounded in separate attacks across the Iraqi province of Anbar Sunday, police said.

17 killed in Iraq violence

At least 17 people were killed and 23 wounded in a new wave of attacks Saturday across Iraq, including in the volatile province of Anbar, police said.

Iraqi authorities distribute cards for elections

Iraq`s election commission today said that it has not yet decided how it will distribute voter ID cards in embattled Anbar province, barely two months before the country`s first election since the 2011 withdrawal of the US forces.

Al-Maliki visits battlefield, as 21 killed in Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al- Maliki visited the battlefield in Anbar province Saturday and announced a rebuilding plan even as violence left 21 people dead and 26 wounded in the country.