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Iraq Fighting

ISIS Attacks Government Office On Western Fringe Of Baghdad

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

BAGHDAD, June 9 (Reuters) - Three militants disguised in military uniform killed at least eight people in a local government office in Amiriyat al-Fal...

More Than 90,000 People Flee Violence In Iraq's Anbar Province, Says UN

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2015 | World

ERBIL, Iraq, April 19 (Reuters) - More than 90,000 people have fled their homes in Iraq's western province of Anbar where Islamic State militants ha...

Kurds Recapture Oil Facility In Northern Iraq From ISIS

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2015 | World

By Mustafa Mahmoud KIRKUK, Iraq, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Kurdish peshmerga forces retook a small crude oil station near the northern Iraqi ...

Kurds, Iraqi Troops Recapture Territory From ISIS

Reuters | Posted 12.25.2014 | World

By Ahmed Rasheed and Isabel Coles BAGHDAD/ARBIL, Iraq, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control ...

UN Warns Of Atrocities On 'An Unimaginable Scale' In Iraq

Reuters | Stephanie Nebehay | Posted 11.01.2014 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Sept 1 (Reuters) - The United Nations agreed on Monday to send investigators to Iraq to examine crimes being committed...

Officials: Shiite Militia Attack Sunni Mosque In Iraq, Dozens Killed

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2014 | World

BAGHDAD, Aug 22 (Reuters) - The death toll from a shooting attack by Shi'ite militia forces on a Sunni mosque in Iraq on Friday has reached 68, a morg...

Iraq's New Prime Minister Urges The Country To Unite

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2014 | World

By Raheem Salman and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Iraq's most influential cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, threw ...

Harrowing Reports Of Yazidi Massacre Emerge

Posted 08.12.2014 | World

BAGHDAD, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority, burying some alive and taking hundreds...

Fears Remain For Yazidis Still Trapped In Mountains

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.12.2014 | World

Some members of an Iraqi minority community on the run from ISIS militias have reportedly escaped the mountains where they had been stranded, but thou...

Islamic State Makes Major Gains In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 10.04.2014 | World

By Isra' al-Rubai'i BAGHDAD, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered his air force for the first time to back ...

Losing Iraq: The Tragic Sum Of Mistakes And Miscalculations

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.30.2014 | World

Two and a half years after the United States withdrew its troops, violence rages unabated throughout the country. Nearly 2,000 people were killed in I...

Report: Iraqi Forces Executed 255 Prisoners

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces and government affiliated militias appear to have unlawfully executed at least 255 prisoners over ...

Child Fighters Sucked Into Iraq's War

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2014 | World

By Maggie Fick BAGHDAD, July 11 (Reuters) - The video on his phone shows the boy firing a heavy machine gun mounted on a tripod throug...

Islamic State Militants Round Up Potential Rivals

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2014 | World

BAGHDAD/MOSUL, Iraq, July 8 (Reuters) - One night last week, Islamic State militants in an SUV with tinted windows pulled up at the home of a former...

Iraq Army Recaptures Saddam's Birthplace From ISIS Militants

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2014 | World

By Isra'a al-Rubei'i and Maggie Fick BAGHDAD, July 4 (Reuters) - The Iraqi army retook Saddam Hussein's home village overnight, a symb...

Sophia Jones

'I Would Stay Even If They Threatened To Kill Me'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 06.26.2014 | World

BARTELLA, Iraq -- Across the street from a Christian church in this quiet northern Iraqi town, Mounir Behram sits down for lunch with his family. He w...

Militants Attack Iraqi Air Base, Overrun Oil Site

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

By Raheem Salman BAGHDAD, June 25 (Reuters) - Militants attacked one of Iraq's largest air bases and seized control of several small ...

Insurgents In Iraq Make Major Gain

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2014 | World

By Lesley Wroughton and Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD, June 23 (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday promised "intense and susta...

Report: Iraqi Forces, Images Reveal Atrocities In New Fighting

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2014 | World

By Ned Parker, Ahmed Rasheed and Suadad al-Salhy BAGHDAD, March 20 (Reuters) - The video shows a male corpse lying in the dirt, one en...

Study: Half A Million Iraqis Killed Since U.S.-Led Invasion

Agence France Presse | KERRY SHERIDAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Nearly half a million people have died from war-related causes in Iraq since the US-led invasion in 2003, according to an academic study published in ...

'Mission Accomplished'? Iraq Violence Claims 460 Lives In April

Agence France Presse | W.G. Dunlop | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

Violence in Iraq rose sharply in April, with 460 people killed according to a AFP figures, raising fears of a return to the all-out sectarian conflict...

Fighting Erupts In Baghdad After Week Of Relative Calm

Reuters | Wisam Mohammed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Twenty-two people were killed and 55 wounded in clashes in Baghdad, police said on Sunday, the worst eruption of violence in the capital since Shi'ite...