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.

Car bombs in Kirkuk, Baghdad kill 33

The first major attack in the disputed Iraqi city of Kirkuk in months killed 18 people Thursday, while two car bombs in a frequently targeted Shiite district of Baghdad left 15 dead.

Iraq retakes strategic town from jihadists

Iraqi forces recaptured the strategic town of Baiji Friday in a significant victory over the Islamic State group, as the UN accused the jihadists of crimes against humanity in neighbouring Syria.

France announces big coalition air raid against IS in Iraq
France announces big coalition air raid against IS in Iraq

The international coalition currently battling the Islamic State group in Iraq dropped around 70 bombs on an arsenal and jihadist training centre in a large-scale overnight raid, the French military said on Friday.

IS jihadists execute nine people in northern Iraq

Islamic State group fighters executed nine people on Friday in two northern Iraqi towns on suspicion of ties to anti-jihadist Sunni grassroots organisations, security sources and witnesses said.

Kurd troops attack Iraq jihadists on three fronts: Officers

Kurdish troops launched offensives against the Islamic State jihadist group on three fronts in northern Iraq on Tuesday, senior officers told AFP.

Iraq bombings kill at least 22

Bombings in and near the Iraqi capital and a blast in the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 22 people today, security and medical officials said.

Iraq retakes Sulaiman Bek town from militants

Iraqi Kurdish forces and Shiite militiamen retook the town of Sulaiman Bek from militants on Monday, removing a key stronghold they have held for over 11 weeks, officials said.

Iraq launches drive to break jihadist siege of Amerli

Iraq has launched a major operation to liberate a jihadist-besieged town, as US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a global coalition to combat the "genocidal" militants.

Jihadists burn three Iraq oil wells as Kurds attack

Retreating jihadists set three wells ablaze at a northern Iraq oil field Thursday as they battled Kurdish forces who launched a major attack nearby, officials said.