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Mother Describes Losing Her Daughters During ISIS Captivity In Angelina Jolie's New Film

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.23.2015 | World

The Islamic State militant group has taken more from Naseema, a 45-year-old Yazidi woman, than most people could bear: two daughters, three sons and h...

Iraqi Shiite Militias In Uneasy Alliance With Kurds Against ISIS

AP | VIVIAN SALAMA and BRAM JANSSEN | Posted 02.17.2015 | World

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Shiite militiamen shuttle back and forth to the nearby front lines from a sprawling military base near the northern oil-rich cit...

Dozens Killed In Bombings Across Baghdad

AP | VIVIAN SALAMA | Posted 02.08.2015 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Baghdad's decade-old nightly curfew ended after midnight Sunday, hours after bombs exploded in and around the Iraqi capital, killing ...

UN: ISIS Reportedly Crucified, Buried Children Alive In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2015 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants are selling abducted Iraqi children at markets as se...

Kurds Recapture Oil Facility In Northern Iraq From ISIS

Reuters | Posted 01.31.2015 | World

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

U.S. Says ISIS Chemical Weapons Expert Killed By Airstrike In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 01.31.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - An Islamic State chemical weapons expert was killed in a coalition airstrike last week near Mosul, Iraq,...

UN: 2014 Was The Deadliest Year For Civilians In Iraq Since 2007

Reuters | Posted 01.02.2015 | World

BAGHDAD, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Violence in Iraq in 2014 killed at least 12,282 civilians, making it the deadliest year since the sectarian bloodshed of ...

Kurds Battle To Recapture Iraq's Sinjar From ISIS

AP | DALTON BENNETT | Posted 02.20.2015 | World

MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — With coalition warplanes circling overhead, Kurdish fighters pushed into the contested northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Su...

Officials: ISIS Shoots Down Iraqi Helicopter

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.12.2015 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group militants shot down an Iraqi military helicopter, officials said Saturday, killing the two pilots onboard and rai...

Iraq Official: Arrested Woman Not ISIS Leader's Wife

AP | VIVIAN SALAMA and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.02.2015 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi official denied Wednesday that a woman detained in Lebanon is a wife of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic Stat...

Iraq Reaches Major Oil Deal With Kurds

AP | VIVIAN SALAMA | Posted 02.01.2015 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi government on Tuesday reached a deal with the Kurdish local authorities in the country's north to exchange oil from the aut...

A Guru's Journey To Iraq In Solidarity With Persecuted Yazidis

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.19.2014 | Religion

What can meditation do to help a war-torn nation heal? This is a question spiritual teacher Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been asking for decades and on...

Suicide Bomber Kills 5 In Iraqi Kurdish Capital

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2015 | World

By Isabel Coles ARBIL, Nov 19 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives blew himself up in the capital ...

Iraqi Forces Recapture Strategic Oil Refinery From ISIS

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI and JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 01.14.2015 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces drove Islamic State militants out of the strategic oil refinery town of Beiji on Friday, handing a major defeat to the ex...

Iraqi Christians Take Up Arms To Protect Their Village

AP | BRAM JANSSEN | Posted 11.13.2014 | Religion

BAKUFA, Iraq (AP) — The flag of an Iraqi Christian minority party is hoisted high over the village of Bakufa in northern Iraq, less than a month aft...

U.S. Airstrikes Target ISIS Leaders In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

By Michael Georgy and Phil Stewart BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON Nov 8 (Reuters) - U.S. air strikes destroyed an Islamic State convoy near the Ir...

Wave Of Deadly Bombings Hit Iraq

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 01.08.2015 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) -- A suicide truck bomber targeting the convoy of a top Iraqi police officer killed eight people, including the ranking official, authori...

Iraq's Top Cleric Says Army Corruption Helped ISIS Advance

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2015 | World

By Raheem Salman BAGHDAD, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Iraq's most influential Shi'ite cleric said on Friday that corruption in the ...

Is This Iranian General The Mastermind Behind Iraq's Ground War?

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and VIVIAN SALAMA | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) -- When Islamic State militants retreated from the embattled town of Jurf al-Sakher last week, the Iraqi military was quick to flaunt a r...

Horrifying Scale Of ISIS Massacre Emerges

Reuters | Posted 01.02.2015 | World

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have killed 322 members of an Iraqi tribe in western Anba...

Iraqi Tribal Leaders' Pleas For Help Before Massacre Were Ignored

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2014 | World

By Michael Georgy and Raheem Salman BAGHDAD, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Iraqi tribal leader Sheik Naeem al-Ga'oud and his men on...

Survivors Describe ISIS Massacre Of 600 Prisoners In Iraq's Mosul

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 10.30.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's second...

Iraqi Forces In New Bid To Retake Country's Largest Refinery

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2014 | World

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces said they advanced to within 2 km (1.2 mile) of the city of Baiji o...

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 ...

Iraq Fills Last Government Posts In Boost To Fight Against ISIS

AP | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi lawmakers approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's remaining Cabinet nominees on Saturday, including for the critical defense a...