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.

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, government and security sources said.

Eleven killed in Iraq attacks

Eleven people were killed and 28 others wounded Thursday in separate attacks across Iraq, including battles in restive Anbar province, authorities said.

Gunmen seize part of Iraq town, historic Baghdad market burns

Gunmen seized part of a northern Iraqi town and nearby villages, while bombs killed at least seven people at a historic Baghdad market and set it ablaze, officials said.

Iraq governor gives Anbar militants one-week ultimatum

An Iraqi provincial governor Saturday gave militants controlling a city near Baghdad one week to surrender as government forces made steady progress in an effort to end a weeks-long crisis.

Attacks kill 10 as Iraq forces hit Anbar militants

Iraqi government forces pressed their assault on militant strongholds in Anbar as attacks elsewhere killed 10 people, with intensifying violence fuelling fears of a return to all-out conflict.

Clashes and shelling as 140,000 flee Iraq`s Anbar

Violence in parts of Anbar province held by anti-government fighters killed three people as United Nations warned on Friday of Iraq`s worst displacement since its brutal 2006-08 sectarian conflict.

Iraq says air strikes `kill 50 militants` in Anbar

Air strikes against militant targets in Iraq`s restive western province of Anbar killed at least 50 militants, the defence ministry said on Wednesday.

US to ship more ammunition and arms to embattled Iraq

Pentagon says it will soon deliver to Iraq another installment of small arms and ammunition requested by Baghdad as it battles al-Qaida militants for control of Fallujah and cities in Anbar province.

Suicide bomber kills three in Iraq`s Anbar

A suicide bomber targeting tribal militia fighting alongside Iraqi security forces in Sunni Arab-majority areas west of Baghdad killed three people, officials said.

Suicide bomber kills three in Iraq`s Anbar

A suicide bomber targeting tribal militia fighting alongside Iraqi security forces in Sunni Arab-majority areas west of Baghdad killed three people late on Thursday, officials said.

Iraq forces attack militants as 14 bodies found

Iraqi forces attacked a militant stronghold in crisis-hit Anbar province on Thursday, while authorities found 14 bullet-riddled bodies in scenes harkening back to the worst of Iraq`s sectarian war.

Fallujah strike put on hold as Iraq fears civilian casualties

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

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.

Iraq PM vows to eliminate `all terrorist groups` in Anbar

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki vowed Saturday to eliminate "all terrorist groups" in Iraq`s Anbar province, where militants have seized all of one city and parts of another.