Iraq launches massive operation to rout Islamic State fighters from Anbar

Jul 14, 2015

Iraq launches massive operation to rout Islamic State fighters from Anbar

The Iraqi government began a long-awaited, large-scale military operation Monday to dislodge Islamic State militants from the country’s sprawling western Anbar province, a military spokesman announced. The spokesman for the Joint Operations Command, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, said in a televised statement that the ...

Bomb blasts across Baghdad claim 14, wound 41

Jul 13, 2015

Bomb blasts across Baghdad claim 14, wound 41

A series of bombings Sunday across the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killed at least 14 people and wounded 41, police officials said. The deadliest attack took place at the Aden checkpoint in Baghdad’s Khazimiyah district, where a suicide car bombing killed eight people, including five ...

Bombs kill 16 in Baghdad, Iraqi town; Islamic State suspected

Jul 10, 2015

Bombs kill 16 in Baghdad, Iraqi town; Islamic State suspected

A series of bombings in Iraq, including a car bombing in Baghdad and a town south of the Iraqi capital, killed 16 people on Thursday, officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks. Iraq sees near-daily bombings and other attacks that often ...

UNESCO chief says Islamic State waging 'culture cleansing'

Jul 2, 2015

UNESCO chief says Islamic State waging 'culture cleansing'

The head of the U.N. cultural organisation on Wednesday called for a campaign against the “culture cleansing” being carried out by Islamic State jihadis. “Extremists don’t destroy heritage as a collateral damage, they target it systematically to strike societies at their core,” Irina Bokova ...