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Curfew declared in Kirkuk as Kurds celebrate independence vote

Authorities in Kirkuk declared a curfew an hour and a half before polls closed in a Kurdish independence referendum on Monday as jubilant Kurds celebrated a vote that has raised fears of a new outburst of ethnic conflict.

Sep 26, 2017, 06:55 AM IST

Iraq fully retakes town attacked by IS: officials

 Iraqi security forces on Tuesday regained full control of a western town that was attacked by Islamic State group militants two days earlier, officials said.

Oct 25, 2016, 17:30 PM IST

131 killed in clashes between Islamic State, Iraqi forces

At least 131 persons, including 74 militants, were killed and 150 others injured in clashes in an Iraq's Kirkuk city, sources reported on Monday.

Oct 24, 2016, 21:13 PM IST
Air raid near Iraq's Kirkuk kills 15 women: Officials

Air raid near Iraq's Kirkuk kills 15 women: Officials

"Fifteen women were killed and another 50 wounded in a raid that targeted a Shiite place of worship at Dakuk," local official Amir Huda Karam told AFP.

Oct 21, 2016, 23:14 PM IST

Six Iraqi police, 12 IS fighters killed in Kirkuk clashes: police

Ongoing clashes between Iraqi security forces and jihadist gunmen apparently attempting to take over parts of the city of Kirkuk on Friday have left at least six policemen dead, security sources sa

Oct 21, 2016, 14:29 PM IST

Suicide attackers kill 16 at Iraq power plant, says officials

"Three suicide bombers attacked the power plant at around 6:00 am (0830 IST), killing 12 Iraqi administrators and engineers and four Iranian technicians," Dibis mayor Abdullah Nureddin al-Salehi told AFP. 

Oct 21, 2016, 12:26 PM IST

Suicide Bomber attacks government targets in northern Iraq

Gunmen wearing suicide vests attacked government targets in the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk and killed 16 at an Iranian-run construction site further north on Friday as troops advanced on jihadist bastion Mosul.

Oct 21, 2016, 12:05 PM IST

Iraq forces launch push to retake town south of Mosul

Iraqi forces on Wednesday closed in on the centre of Qayyarah, officials said, on the second day of an operation to recapture the town from jihadists.

Aug 24, 2016, 18:33 PM IST
Militants attack two energy plants in north Iraq, at least four killed

Militants attack two energy plants in north Iraq, at least four killed

Militants stormed two energy facilities in northern Iraq on Sunday, shooting at least four workers and detonating explosives that sent flames into the sky, security sources said.

Jul 31, 2016, 14:17 PM IST

Militants attack second energy facility in northern Iraq: Security sources

Militants in northern Iraq stormed an oil facility on Sunday and detonated explosives at an oil storage tank, sending flames into the sky, security sources said.

Jul 31, 2016, 13:08 PM IST
WATCH viral video: Man shouts 'Allah hu Akbar', triggers panic in crowded market in Iraq

WATCH viral video: Man shouts 'Allah hu Akbar', triggers panic in crowded market in Iraq

A sensational video showing how vulnerable people are in terrorism-hit and Islamic State-controlled Iraq has now come to fore.

Jul 11, 2016, 14:53 PM IST

IS attack kills four in Kurdish-held Iraq town

A suicide bomber detonated explosives near the entrance to a police building in the town of Dibis in Kirkuk province.

Nov 04, 2015, 01:57 AM IST

Iraq Kurds take back land from IS jihadists

A ground offensive led by 3,500 Iraqi Kurdish forces on Thursdaya recaptured several villages west of the city of Kirkuk from the Islamic State group, officials said.

Oct 01, 2015, 00:29 AM IST

Bombs kill 7 Iraq Kurds in anti-IS operation

Bombs killed seven members of the Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces during an operation against the Islamic State jihadist group in the northern province of Kirkuk today, officers said.

Sep 11, 2015, 21:41 PM IST

Iraq puts new F-16s into action against Islamic State jihadists

Iraq has put F-16 warplanes acquired from the United States into action against the Islamic State group for the first time, the commander of the air force said Sunday.

Sep 06, 2015, 19:46 PM IST
Kurdish forces repel ISIS attacks in northern Iraq

Kurdish forces repel ISIS attacks in northern Iraq

 Kurdish security forces and US-led coalition aircraft on Monday repelled overnight attacks by Islamic State (IS) militants on three villages in Iraq`s northern province of Kirkuk, a provincial police chief and a medical source told Xinhua news agency.

Jul 06, 2015, 16:16 PM IST

Gunmen kill senior Iraqi oil official in Iraq's Kirkuk

Gunmen shot dead a senior oil official working for Iraq`s state-run North Oil Company (NOC) on Sunday, police and company officials said.

Jun 29, 2015, 00:16 AM IST

US, Iraq working to stem attack on Baiji oil refinery - general

 American forces are trying to relieve pressure on Iraqi forces at the geographically important Baiji oil refinery, hitting militants with 26 air strikes since Tuesday and helping drop 18 pallets of supplies, the top U.S. general said on Thursday.

May 08, 2015, 04:51 AM IST

Iraq checks claims fugitive Saddam VP killed

Iraq will test the body of a man killed in clashes with pro-government forces who may be Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, late president Saddam Hussein`s long-fugitive deputy, officials said Friday.

Apr 18, 2015, 00:11 AM IST
Islamic State frees over 200 Yazidis from captivity in Iraq

Islamic State frees over 200 Yazidis from captivity in Iraq

After months in captivity, the Islamic State militants group has released over 200 members of Yazidi community on Wednesday.

Apr 08, 2015, 19:01 PM IST