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Iraq militants renew town assault after offer rejected

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 14:25

Militants on Monday assaulted the final area of the Iraqi town of Dhuluiyah still outside their control, after tribesmen rejected an offer to let them enter uncontested, an official said.

Iran general says ready to help Iraq against militants

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 13:44

Iran is ready to help Iraq fight an armed revolt using the same methods it deployed against opposition forces in Syria, an Iranian general said, suggesting Tehran is offering to take a larger role in battling Sunni militias threatening Baghdad.

Militant backers say any US air strikes in Iraq would be avenged

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 15:00

Online backers of the Sunni Islamist militants who seized swaths of Iraq this month have said that any U.S. air strikes on the fighters will lead to attacks on Americans.

ISIS poses medium and long term threat: Barack Obama

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 21:52

Al Qaeda splinter group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has carved out a large fiefdom along the Iraqi-Syrian border, poses a medium and long-term threat, US President Barack Obama has said.

Army: Militants regrouping in Iraq refinery attack

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 18:14

The army officer in charge of protecting a key Iraqi refinery besieged by Sunni militants says he fears insurgents are regrouping to resume their assault on the key facility.

US facing gaps in Iraq as it hunts for militants

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 00:14

The CIA and other spy agencies are scrambling to close intelligence gaps as they seek ways to support possible military or covert action against the leaders of the al-Qaeda-inspired militant group that has seized parts of Iraq and threatens Baghdad`s government.

Dozens killed as militants take most of key Iraq town

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 14:32

Militants have seized most of a key Shiite majority town in northern Iraq, a government official said on Tuesday, in fighting that has killed dozens of civilians and combatants.

Iran offers help if US acts against Iraq militants

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 18:39

Iran may consider cooperating with its arch-foe the United States to fight Sunni extremist militants in Iraq but has not yet been asked to intervene, President Hassan Rouhani said today.

Iraq militants move nearer to Baghdad in lightning offensive

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 03:38

Militants seized the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday but security forces thwarted an assault on Samarra as a lightning jihadist offensive launched in second city Mosul swept closer to Baghdad.

US vows more aid to Iraq in militant fight

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 01:59

The United States on Wednesday vowed to boost aid to Iraq as it scrambled to respond to a lightning offensive by jihadists sweeping closer to Baghdad after seizing two cities.

Iraqi militants threaten entire region: US

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 22:56

Jihadists who have seized Iraq`s second city of Mosul pose a threat to the entire region, the United States today warned, voicing deep concern about the "extremely serious" situation.

18 dead as militants hit polling stations in Iraq

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 16:54

Suicide bombers attacked several polling stations and security forces in Iraq on Monday killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens, police said, days before the violence-wracked country holds legislative elections.