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.

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.

Islamic State launches English-language radio bulletins

The Islamic State group has launched English-language radio news bulletins on its al-Bayan radio network.

US, allies conduct air strikes in Syria and Iraq against Islamic State: Task force

The United States and its coalition allies staged three air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and seven in Iraq since early Friday, the Combined Joint Task Force overseeing the operations said in a statement on Saturday.

Kurdish forces free three villages in Iraq from IS

Kurdish fighters on Monday recaptured three villages near Kirkuk from Islamic State (IS) militants, a Kurdish security source told Xinhua news agency.

US-led forces conduct 13 air strikes in Iraq: US military

US and coalition partners conducted 13 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq since early Wednesday, the US military said.

Iraqi forces capture district, oil wells outside Tikrit

Iraqi forces have captured another district and some oil wells outside Tikrit that were controlled by the Islamic State (IS) terror group, a media report said on Tuesday.

IS executes 20 opponents in northern Iraq: Officials

The Islamic State jihadist group executed 20 people who wanted to fight against them in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk, officials said on Monday.

Kurdish forces attack Islamic State west of Kirkuk

Kurdish forces attacked Islamic State positions around the oil-rich city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq at dawn on Monday, backed by heavy air strikes from a US-led coalition.

Iraq Army takes on ISIS to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown Tikrit
Iraq Army takes on ISIS to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown Tikrit

Some 30,000 Iraqi forces backed by jets and helicopters pounded jihadist positions in and around Tikrit on Monday in the biggest offensive yet to retake one of the Islamic State group`s main strongholds.

New ISIS video shows Kurdish fighters being 'paraded in cages' in Iraq, interviewed
New ISIS video shows Kurdish fighters being 'paraded in cages' in Iraq, interviewed

In yet another propaganda video released by the Islamic State, 21 hostages confined in cages are shown being paraded through Iraqi streets, and then being interviewed before being apparently killed.

No proof kidnapped Indians dead or alive, Sushma tells relatives

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Saturday told relatives of 39 Indian nationals, who were taken held hostage by Islamic State jihadists in Iraq in June last year, that there was no proof of "their being alive or dead".

Kurdish forces free 15 oil workers from IS

  Kurdish troops have freed 15 oil workers seized by the Islamic State (IS) militants a few days back at an oil facility near the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq, a security source said Sunday.

Iraq Kurdish forces retake oil field, villages from IS

Iraqi Kurdish forces and police retook an oil field in Kirkuk province on Saturday that was seized by the Islamic State group overnight, and freed 24 workers who had been taken captive, officers said.

Islamic State seizes oil facility in northern Iraq, 15 workers missing

Islamic State insurgents on Saturday seized a small crude oil station near the northern Iraqi city Kirkuk where 15 employees were working, and explosions in and around the capital Baghdad killed at least nine people.

Islamic State attacks Kurdish outposts across Iraq

Islamic State militants struck at Kurdish forces southwest of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, while bombs in Baghdad and Samarra killed at least 21 people.

Top officer killed as Iraq Kurds repel major IS attack

Iraqi Kurdish forces repelled a major attack by the Islamic State group in Kirkuk province that killed a top officer Friday, while violence elsewhere left at least 19 dead.

Top Iraq Kurd officer among six killed in Islamic State attack

The Islamic State jihadist group killed a senior Kurdish commander and five other fighters on Friday in a major attack in Iraq`s Kirkuk province, an officer and a doctor said.

Islamic State frees over 200 Yazidi captives: Officials

The Islamic State jihadist group has freed more than 200 captive members of Iraq`s Yazidi religious minority, officials and an activist said on Saturday.

Islamic State seizes dozens in northern Iraq

 The Islamic State jihadist group seized dozens of men from two villages in northern Iraq on Friday while searching for people who burned its flag, officials and residents said.