Belgium probes Mosul airstrikes that killed civilians

Belgium has opened an investigation into the suspected involvement of Belgian fighter planes in air strikes in west Mosul that killed dozens of civilians, prosecutors said on Friday.

Mar 31, 2017, 18:34 PM IST

Child victims of Mosul battle fill emergency hospital

The 9-year-old Iraqi boy was playing football on a patch of wasteground during a lull in the battle for Mosul when a mortar round fired by Islamic State militants landed nearby. It sprayed shrapnel into his lower legs and virtually severed them.

Mar 23, 2017, 16:06 PM IST

IS fighters 'trapped' in Mosul after last road cut

Iraqi forces battling to retake Mosul have cut the last road out of the city, trapping Islamic State group fighters inside, the US envoy to the anti-IS coalition said Sunday.

Mar 12, 2017, 22:04 PM IST

Iraqi forces push Islamic State further back in Mosul: Military

Iraqi special forces pushed deeper into Islamic State-held districts in eastern Mosul and army units fought the insurgents inside a military base in the city`s north, officials said during the day on Tuesday.

Jan 18, 2017, 00:08 AM IST
Rare suicide attack in south of Baghdad kills 8, say Iraqi officials

Rare suicide attack in south of Baghdad kills 8, say Iraqi officials

A rare suicide attack in an oasis town south of Baghdad killed eight people and wounded at least six on Monday, Iraqi officials said.

Nov 14, 2016, 14:02 PM IST

Turkey to use jets in Iraq's Mosul when time comes: PM Binali Yildirim

Turkish jets have not yet been used in the offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State, but will be deployed when the time comes, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Oct 18, 2016, 19:06 PM IST

Iraq: Militant attack north of Baghdad kills at least 11

Officials say militants have attacked a state-run natural gas plant outside the Iraqi capital, killing at least 11 people.

May 15, 2016, 14:54 PM IST

Iraqis running out of food and medicine in besieged Falluja

A senior Iraqi official has appealed to the US-led coalition to air-drop food and medicine to tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Falluja.

Feb 02, 2016, 15:35 PM IST

Iraqi PM vows to rout Islamic State militants after mall bombing, mosque attacks

Iraq's prime minister vowed on Tuesday to keep up the fight against the Islamic State group, a day after an IS suicide attack on a shopping mall in Baghdad killed 18 people and a wave of retaliatory attacks targeted Sunni mosques.

Jan 12, 2016, 22:58 PM IST

Suspect sought in Sweden for 'planning terrorist act': Police

Swedish police were hunting for a man wanted for "planning a terrorist act", security services said, with the country on high alert following the deadly terror assault in Paris last week.

Nov 19, 2015, 02:08 AM IST

127 children kidnapped by IS in Iraq

 The Islamic State (IS) militants have kidnapped 127 children in IS-held Iraqi city of Mosul recently to train them in the ranks of the terror group, media reported on Tuesday.

Sep 09, 2015, 08:01 AM IST

Over 20 prisoners escape from Islamic States jail in Iraqi city

More than 20 prisoners, mostly members of the Iraqi security forces and Kurdish Peshmerga combatants, escaped from an Islamic State controlled prison in the northern city of Mosul, according to Kurdish officials.

Aug 25, 2015, 22:42 PM IST

Car bombings kill 15 in Baghdad area

Five car bombs in the Baghdad area, including one near a hospital, killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 45 on Tuesday, security and medical officials said.

Apr 14, 2015, 21:09 PM IST

Iraqi, Kurdish forces kill 11 jihadis

Iraqi forces backed by Kurdish peshmerga fighters thwarted an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants on a strategic Kurdish-controlled area near the Iraqi city of Mosul and killed 11 jihadis Tuesday.

Jan 06, 2015, 23:50 PM IST

Iraqi PM sacks 26 army commanders for incompetence and graft

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sacked 26 military commanders on Wednesday for corruption and incompetence, in an apparent effort to improve the army`s performance against Islamic State militants.

Nov 13, 2014, 00:06 AM IST

Coalition planes strike IS leaders near Mosul: US

Coalition forces launched airstrikes targeting Islamic State leaders near their northern Iraqi hub of Mosul, the US military said Saturday, without confirming whether the group`s chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed.

Nov 09, 2014, 02:25 AM IST
Islamic State extremists line up, kill 50: Iraqi officials

Islamic State extremists line up, kill 50: Iraqi officials

Islamic State group extremists lined up and shot dead at least 50 tribesmen and women in Iraq's Anbar province, officials said on Saturday, the latest mass killing committed by the group.

Nov 01, 2014, 19:33 PM IST

Iraqi troops retake control of Sunni town

Iraqi soldiers backed by Shiite militiamen retook control on Sunday of a Sunni town seized previously by Islamic militants, said an Iraqi official and state-run TV, a rare victory for Iraqi security forces that have been battling to regain areas lost to the militants.

Oct 26, 2014, 23:21 PM IST

Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State

Iraqi government forces and Shi`ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni militants.

Oct 26, 2014, 08:51 AM IST

26 die in Iraq triple bomb attacks

At least 26 people were killed and 96 injured Saturday in three car bomb attacks in Iraqi capital city of Baghdad.

Oct 18, 2014, 11:13 AM IST