21 IS militants killed in clashes in Iraq

Iraqi security forces killed 21 Islamic State (IS) militants in security operations in Salahuddin and Anbar provinces, defence ministry said on Saturday.

Iraq loses contact with soldiers near Fallujah

Iraq lost contact with soldiers during an operation Sunday aimed at rescuing a battalion that was repeatedly attacked by militants near the city of Fallujah, the defence ministry said.

Iraq`s Sunni clerics suffer under insurgent rule

Early this year Sunni Arab worshippers in the Iraqi city of Fallujah were surprised to see an armed man in sunglasses instead of the regular sheikh ascend the mosque pulpit.

Iraq attacks and shelling kill 33

Violence across Iraq, including shelling of the conflict-hit city of Fallujah, killed 33 people Tuesday, as politicians haggle over forming a new governing coalition after April elections.

Clashes near Iraq`s Fallujah as conflict toll reaches 366

Clashes erupted between Iraqi troops and anti-government fighters on the outskirts of Fallujah on Saturday, as the militant-held city`s main hospital said 366 people had been killed in the months-long conflict.

Violence including Fallujah shelling kills 20 in Iraq

Violence in Iraq, including the shelling of a militant-held city, a suicide bombing and shootings, killed 20 people today as officials tallied votes from last month`s parliamentary election.

Iraq forces launch assault near Fallujah, 11 killed

Iraqi forces launched an operation today to retake areas near the militant-held city of Fallujah in preparation for an eventual assault, a senior officer said, as violence killed 11 people.

39 killed, 41 injured in Iraq violence

A total of 39 people were killed and 41 injured in separate violent incidents, including during a security operation, across Iraq Thursday, police said.

Shelling kills 11 in Iraq`s Fallujah: Doctor

Shelling in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, held by anti-government fighters for more than four months, has killed 11 people in less than 24 hours, a doctor said today.

Iraq attacks kill nine as election looms

Attacks in Baghdad and predominantly Sunni Arab areas of northern and western Iraq killed nine people on Friday, the latest in a surge of bloodshed ahead of a general election.

UN says concerned over situation in Fallujah

The United Nations said on Thursday it is concerned over the plight of civilians caught up in fighting in Iraq`s besieged city of Fallujah, occupied by al Qaeda- linked militants and other Sunni insurgent groups since late December.

57 militants killed in Iraq

Iraqi forces attacked militant groups in Iraq`s Anbar province and killed 57 members, the Defence Ministry said on Monday.

Militants `capture soldiers` as Iraq unrest kills 12

Militants appeared to have taken five Iraqi soldiers captive near Fallujah, according to witnesses and online videos, while violence elsewhere killed 12 people amid a nationwide surge in unrest.

Iraq unrest: 140,000 people displaced, says UN

A United Nation report claims that nearly 140,000 people had fled the two cities - Fallujah and Ramadi - of Iraq since December when violence erupted between Iraqi troops and al Qaeda-linked militants.

Iraq says it intends to make 3 new provinces

Iraq`s Shi`ite-led government said it had decided in principle to create three new provinces from contested parts of the country in an apparent attempt to address Sunni grievances and counter the expansion of the Kurdish self-rule region.

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.

Al-Qaida asks Iraqis in embattled city for support

Members of al-Qaida`s branch in Iraq have handed out pamphlets in Fallujah, urging people to take up arms and back them in their weekslong fight against government troops for control of the city.

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.

US probes photos of Marines burning corpses in Iraq

The US Marine Corps has launched an investigation into photos released on Wednesday that purport to show troops burning corpses in Fallujah, Iraq, a spokesman said.

Iraq`s Prime Minister says Army won`t attack Fallujah, militants must go

The town of Khalidiya, located between Ramadi and Fallujah, came under army fire from mortars and helicopters, locals said.