Islamic State tightens grip on village near Mosul after defeat

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over Islamic State in Mosul on Monday, marking the biggest defeat for the hardline Sunni group since its lightning sweep through northern Iraq three years ago.

Jul 11, 2017, 17:42 PM IST

Islamic State kills 33 execution-style in Syria; 22 in Iraq attack

At least 33 people have reportedly killed execution-style by ISIS gunmen in eastern Syria, according to a monitoring group.

Apr 06, 2017, 17:52 PM IST
Eighteen killed in Islamic State attack in Iraq's Tikrit

Eighteen killed in Islamic State attack in Iraq's Tikrit

Eighteen people, including two children, were killed on Saturday when militants shot at a checkpoint north of Tikrit and then set off two bombs at the entrance to the Iraqi city in attacks later claimed by Islamic State.

Sep 25, 2016, 09:00 AM IST

IS gun, suicide bomb attacks kill 12 in Iraq's Tikrit

IS seized Tikrit in June 2014, but the city has largely been spared the attacks that have plagued other parts of the country since its recapture last year.

Sep 25, 2016, 02:21 AM IST

Gun, suicide bomb attacks kill 12 in Iraq`s Tikrit: Police

Militants killed 12 people in a shooting and a suicide bombing on Saturday in the northern city of Tikrit, which was recaptured from the Islamic State group last year, police said.

Sep 24, 2016, 14:07 PM IST
12 security forces killed in Iraq suicide attack

12 security forces killed in Iraq suicide attack

The Islamic State group killed at least 12 members of the Iraqi security forces Sunday when several suicide attackers infiltrated a base near Tikrit, security officials said.

Jan 03, 2016, 15:58 PM IST

IS releases new footage of 2014 Tikrit massacre

The Islamic State jihadist group on Saturday released new footage of its June 2014 massacre of hundreds of mostly Shiite military recruits in Tikrit.

Jul 12, 2015, 06:07 AM IST

Iraq court sentences 24 to hang over Tikrit massacre

 An Iraqi court sentenced 24 men to death by hanging Wednesday over the June 2014 massacre by jihadist and allied militants of hundreds of mostly Shiite military recruits in Tikrit.

Jul 08, 2015, 17:28 PM IST

US considering more military bases in Iraq

The United States is considering building more U.S. military bases in Iraq to drive back Islamic State militants in a move that may require a further increase in American forces, the top U.S. general said on Thursday.

Jun 12, 2015, 00:57 AM IST
Remains of almost 600 exhumed at Iraq massacre site: Minister

Remains of almost 600 exhumed at Iraq massacre site: Minister

 Iraq has so far exhumed the remains of 597 people believed to have been executed by jihadists in the so-called Speicher massacre, the Human Rights minister said Wednesday.

Jun 10, 2015, 18:48 PM IST

Iraq`s Mosul bides its time, 12 months under IS rule

When the Iraqi government lost Ramadi last month, Abu Yasser`s heart sank: the prospect of his own city, Mosul, shaking off jihadist rule had just faded farther into the distance.

Jun 08, 2015, 07:45 AM IST

Iraq forces edge towards Ramadi

Iraqi forces retook an area west of Ramadi on Saturday as they pressed their operation aimed at sealing off the jihadists who captured the city two weeks ago, commanders said.

May 30, 2015, 22:07 PM IST

Iraq exhumed 470 bodies from Tikrit mass graves: Minister

Iraq has exhumed the remains of 470 people believed to have been executed by jihadists near Tikrit last year in what is known as the Speicher massacre, the health minister said Thursday.

May 28, 2015, 15:15 PM IST

Baath-linked channels release recording of Saddam deputy

TV channels with links to Iraq`s former ruling Baath party on Friday released an audio recording purportedly of the elusive Saddam Hussein deputy some officials said had been killed last month.

May 16, 2015, 19:22 PM IST

Iraq government seeks to counter IS propaganda coup

Iraqi authorities are on the defensive after the Islamic State group scored a major propaganda victory with attacks in Anbar, undermining confidence in Baghdad`s attempts to retake the key province.

Apr 29, 2015, 18:17 PM IST

Three car bombs kill 19 in Baghdad

Three car bombs ripped through a busy streets and marketplaces in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 19 people, a day after a wave of bombings hit the capital.

Apr 28, 2015, 03:26 AM IST

Ground forces enter Iraq's biggest refinery: Iraqi official

Iraqi ground forces secured the perimeter around the country's biggest oil refinery on Saturday and entered the vast complex amid heavy clashes with Islamic State militants, said a senior Iraqi military official.

Apr 18, 2015, 19:16 PM IST

Iraq massacre site turns into `shrine` of anti-IS war

On the Tigris River waterfront where jihadists executed hundreds of captured Iraqi army recruits last year, bloodstains are gradually being covered by streaks of candle wax dripping down the quay.

Apr 17, 2015, 15:22 PM IST

Iraq exhumes remains of 164 from Tikrit graves: Spokesman

Iraq has exhumed the remains of 164 people believed to have been massacred by jihadists from mass graves in Tikrit, the human rights ministry said Monday.

Apr 13, 2015, 17:06 PM IST

Islamic State militants attack Iraq`s largest oil refinery

Islamic State militants on Saturday launched suicide attacks against the Baiji oil refinery, Iraq`s largest, a senior army officer said.

Apr 12, 2015, 06:42 AM IST