Kurdish forces fire into Islamic State-controlled Mosul

Kurdish forces have fired rockets into Mosul for the first time since Islamic State militants overran the northern Iraqi city last summer, Kurdish military sources said on Saturday.

Iraq PM says retaking Mosul from IS `can be done`

Iraq`s premier expressed confidence Friday that the country`s struggling army is capable of retaking the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group.

'US, Iraq prepare Mosul offensive against IS'

The United States and Iraq are preparing to retake Iraq`s second-largest city Mosul from the Islamic State group by this summer, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

IS executing `educated women` in new wave of horror says UN

The UN on Tuesday decried numerous executions of civilians in Iraq by the Islamic State group, warning that educated women appeared to be especially at risk.

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.

UK hostage tours Mosul in new video, says life under IS rule is 'business as usual'
UK hostage tours Mosul in new video, says life under IS rule is 'business as usual'

In what is apparently aimed to build a positive image of the ISIS administration in Iraq, the Islamic State has released a new video featuring British captive John Cantlie, who is seen giving the low-down on how life is “business as usual” on the streets of Mosul, the heartland of ISIS Caliphate in Iraq.

34 IS members killed in Iraq air strikes

At least 34 fighters of the Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS) were killed Tuesday in air strikes by the US-led international coalition on targets near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and its strategic dam.

Security agencies track Twitter handle of Kalyan youth involved with ISIS
Security agencies track Twitter handle of Kalyan youth involved with ISIS

Days after arresting Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the alleged brains behind a pro-ISIS Twitter account, security agencies have learnt that one of the three Kalyan youths still in Iraq/Syria is posting pro-Islamic State material on social media sites.

ISIS recruit Areeb Majeed's NIA custody extended till Dec 22
ISIS recruit Areeb Majeed's NIA custody extended till Dec 22

The 23-year-old Kalyan youth, who left his home to allegedly join ISIS, is likely to be produced before court on Monday.

Centre repeating empty words, say kin of 40 abducted Indians

New Delhi: Increasing hopelessness seems to have enveloped families of the 40 Indians abducted in Iraq's Mosul by Islamic State militants six months ago.

ISIS threatens use of nuclear bomb in London

Islamic State terror group may have developed a nuclear device by using radioactive uranium stolen from Iraq's Mosul University after seizing control of the city last June, a British media report says.

Areeb Majeed reveals ISIS had suspected Kalyan youths of being security agents
Areeb Majeed reveals ISIS had suspected Kalyan youths of being security agents

Areeb Majeed, suspected member of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has claimed that the cadres of the terror outfit were initially suspicious about him and his three friends of being associated with security agencies and grilled them for hours before enrolling them as members, official sources said.

Water-borne disease plagues Islamic State-held city in Iraq

When Islamic State group fighters swept into northern Iraq's second city Mosul in a lightning June offensive, their propaganda trumpeted a better life for the people under jihadist rule.

Water-borne disease plagues IS-held city in Iraq

When Islamic State group fighters swept into northern Iraq's second city Mosul in a lightning June offensive, their propaganda trumpeted a better life for the people under jihadist rule.

In Turkey, Iraqi Catholics seek stepping stone to new life

It hardly seems the gateway to a new life of safety and prosperity: An office tucked away in a grey apartment block in Istanbul. Yet every day, dozens of Iraqi Catholics queue here, hoping it will open the door to a new life free of fear.

Iraq needs 80,000 good troops to retake lost territory: US general

Iraq will need about 80,000 effective military troops to retake the terrain it lost to Islamic State militants and restore its border with Syria, the top US general said on Thursday.

Life under ISIS a 'terrible dream', says man who fled Mosul
Life under ISIS a 'terrible dream', says man who fled Mosul

A man who managed to flee an Iraqi city controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has called the experience of living under the jihadist rule as a 'terrible dream'.

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.

15-year-old girl narrates the torture by ISIS

A 15-year-old girl exposes the ugly face of ISIS and al-baghdadi and narrates the torture and sufferings meted out to women and children by them.

IS pillaging Iraqi artefacts, UNESCO warns

Islamic State jihadists occupying parts of Iraq are destroying age-old heritage sites and looting others to sell valued artefacts on the black market, experts gathered at UNESCO's Paris headquarters warned today.