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Islamic State attack kills nine Iraqis near Jordan border

 Fighters of the Islamic State group attacked an Iraqi border guard base near Jordan on Tuesday, killing at least nine people before being beaten back, officers said.

Aug 16, 2016, 15:25 PM IST
Iraqi forces free town near IS stronghold of Fallujah

Iraqi forces free town near IS stronghold of Fallujah

The troops took control of the government building and raised the Iraqi flag while continuing to drive out IS militants from the town, a source said.

Jun 04, 2016, 18:45 PM IST

Iraq forces begin assault on IS bastion Fallujah

Iraqi forces battled the Islamic State group on Monday in the opening stages of an operation to retake Fallujah, one of the toughest targets yet in Baghdad`s war against the jihadists.

May 24, 2016, 09:09 AM IST

19 ISIS militants killed in Iraq clashes

Nineteen Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in clashes in Iraq, security sources said on Saturday.

May 14, 2016, 15:43 PM IST

ISIS' Anbar province chief killed in Iraq air strike: Pentagon

A top ISIS leader, along with three other jihadists from the terror group, has been killed in a US-led military strike, the Pentagon has said.

May 10, 2016, 13:03 PM IST

Islamic State returns to Iraqi town, 24 hours after vacating it

Rutba lies about 390 kilometres (245 miles) west of Baghdad on the road to Jordan.

Mar 14, 2016, 14:56 PM IST
39 killed in suicide bombings in Iraq

39 killed in suicide bombings in Iraq

At least 39 people were killed as two suicide bombers attacked an Iraqi army headquarters in the province of Anbar.

Mar 01, 2016, 17:55 PM IST
Unbelievable! ISIS militants try to flee Ramadi by shaving beards, dressing up as women!

Unbelievable! ISIS militants try to flee Ramadi by shaving beards, dressing up as women!

That, however, could not save them and the terrorists were arrested by the Iraqi army.

Feb 15, 2016, 05:41 AM IST

Iraqi military says IS spokesman Adnani wounded - state TV

IS spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani has reportedly been wounded in an air strike in Iraq.

Jan 08, 2016, 02:06 AM IST

Security forces continue fighting IS in Iraq's Anbar

Iraqi security forces on Saturday continued fighting the Islamic State (IS), clearing new areas in the city of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq`s western province of Anbar, security sources said.

Jan 03, 2016, 01:22 AM IST

UN says more than 700 people killed in Iraq in October

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq said in a statement that 559 of those killed in October were civilians.

Nov 02, 2015, 05:39 AM IST

Number of displaced Iraqis hits 3.2 million: UN

The number of people who have been displaced by conflict in Iraq since the start of 2014 has reached 3.2 million, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday.

Oct 16, 2015, 23:54 PM IST

IS executed 70 Sunni tribesmen in Iraq's Anbar: UN

The Islamic State group executed 70 members of a Sunni tribe allied to the government in western Iraq earlier this week, a tribal leader and the United Nations said today.

Oct 08, 2015, 00:48 AM IST

Iraq forces retake areas around Ramadi

Iraqi forces have retaken several areas north and west of Ramadi as efforts to close in on the Anbar provincial capital seized by jihadists in May intensify, officials said on Wednesday.

Oct 07, 2015, 19:56 PM IST

Suicide bomber kills two Iraqi generals in Anbar: Army

A suicide bomber in an explosives-rigged vehicle killed two Iraqi army generals north of the Anbar provincial capital of Ramadi on Thursday, a military spokesman said.

Aug 27, 2015, 14:09 PM IST

Suicide attacks in Anbar kill at least 18 Iraqi troops

Militants in Iraq used stolen Humvees loaded with explosives to unleash a series of suicide car bombings targeting Iraqi security forces on Wednesday, killing at least 18 Iraqi troops, officials said.

Jul 29, 2015, 23:30 PM IST

Suicide attacks kill at least 12 Iraqi troops near Ramadi

Iraqi officials say back-to-back suicide attacks targeting security forces near the Islamic State-held city of Ramadi have killed at least 12 troops.

Jul 29, 2015, 22:44 PM IST

Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State militants at Anbar university

 Iraqi security forces entered the University of Anbar in southern Ramadi on Sunday and clashed with Islamic State militants inside the compound, the joint operations command said in a statement broadcast on state television. 

Jul 26, 2015, 13:41 PM IST

Iraqis launch offensive near Anbar base as blasts kill 32

Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribal fighters launched an offensive on Tuesday to dislodge Islamic State militants and secure a supply route in Anbar province, police and tribal sources said.

Jul 22, 2015, 04:05 AM IST

Noose tightens around thousands caught in Iraq's Anbar offensive

As Iraqi forces prepare to try to recapture the city of Falluja, tens of thousands of civilians find themselves trapped between Islamic State militants ready to use them as human shields and a government suspicious of their loyalties.

Jul 17, 2015, 02:57 AM IST