Iraqi forces hold off jihadist attack on Ramadi

Iraqi forces held off a jihadist assault on the government headquarters in the capital of Anbar province, deploying reinforcements in the key battleground against the Islamic State group, officers said on Thursday.

US plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars

 The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, according to a Pentagon document prepared for Congress.

US troops in Iraq`s Anbar as anti-IS campaign expands

A team of US troops was on the ground in Iraq`s Anbar province on Tuesday as Washington steps up efforts to help Iraqi forces battle the Islamic State jihadist group.

50 US troops arrive in western Iraq: Pentagon

US troops have deployed to Iraq`s frontline western province of Anbar for the first time in the fight against Islamic State jihadists, with 50 preparing the way for a larger contingent, the Pentagon said Monday.

Iraq on 'high alert' for jihadist attacks on pilgrims

Iraq stepped up security amid fears of the Islamic State group launching major attacks as thousands of Shiites flocked on Monday to the shrine city of Karbala for an annual pilgrimage.

Bodies of 48 Sunni tribal fighters found in Iraq

Iraqi authorities today found the bodies of 48 Sunni tribesmen killed by the Islamic State group in the restive western province of Anbar, an official said.

Iraq imposes curfew in Ramadi, fearing militants

Iraq imposed a curfew in the western city of Ramadi Friday amid fears that the Islamic State group was looking to advance on the strategically important city as attacks in Baghdad killed 21 people, officials said.

Iraqi forces launch anti-IS operation north of Tikrit

Iraqi security forces launched an operation on Friday aimed at regaining ground from the Islamic State jihadist group north of the militant-held city of Tikrit, officials said.

Iraq pulls troops from IS-held western city

Iraqi government troops stationed on the edge of Heet in beleaguered Anbar province have withdrawn to another base, leaving the city under full jihadist control, security sources said on Monday.

Iraq pulls troops from IS-held western city

 Iraqi government troops stationed on the edge of Heet in beleaguered Anbar province have withdrawn to another base, leaving the city under full jihadist control, security sources said on Monday.

Bomb kills police chief of Iraq's troubled Anbar

A roadside bomb killed the police chief of Iraq's battleground province of Anbar on Sunday, officials said, after the Pentagon expressed concern about a renewed offensive by jihadists in the area.

Islamic State group publicly kills six in Iraq

Witnesses say Islamic State group militants have publicly killed six Iraqi soldiers in Anbar province, where it continues to make gains despite an expanding US-led campaign of airstrikes.

US airstrikes in Iraq in national security interest: White House

The American airstrikes against the Islamic State positions in Iraq is in national security interest of the US, the White House said on Sunday, a day after the Pentagon announced having conducted a series of airstrikes to defend the Haditha Dam in Anbar province.

Iraqi governor wounded during Islamic State clash

An Iraqi army spokesman says the governor of the country's contested Anbar province has been wounded during fighting with Islamic State militants.

Governor of Iraq`s Sunni heartland secures US support against militants

The governor of Iraq`s Sunni heartland Anbar Province said he has asked for and secured U.S. support in the battle against Islamic State militants because opponents of the group may not have the stamina for a long fight.

Air raids kill 32 as Iraq forces hold off assaults

Iraqi air strikes killed at least 32 people today as security forces held off attacks on a strategic town and an oil refinery, officials and witnesses said.

Jordan beefs up Iraq border defenses as frontier post falls

Jordan beefed up its border defenses with Iraq on Sunday after Sunni gunmen seized territory close to its border in Anbar province and appeared to have also taken control of the only land crossing with its large eastern neighbor, officials and witnesses said.

Five killed in Iraq suicide attack

A suicide bomber killed a top leader of the Iraqi government-backed Sahwa paramilitary group and four others, a police source said Wednesday.

21 killed, 45 injured in Iraq violence

At least 21 people were killed and 45 wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq Saturday, police and medical sources said.

Suicide car bomb kills 4 soldiers in Iraq`s Anbar

Officials in Iraq say a suicide car bomb targeting an army checkpoint has killed four soldiers in embattled Anbar province.