Nov 18, 2014

Islamic State claims Baghdad bomb attack on U.N. convoy

The Islamic State jihadist group on Monday claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack against a UN convoy near Baghdad airport. “Our brother Abu Muawiya al-Falluji rammed a convoy for the ‘United Nations waging war against Muslims’ surrounded by heavy US protection,” the ...

Two Baghdad car bombs kill 28

Oct 23, 2014

Two Baghdad car bombs kill 28

Car bombs near a maternity hospital and a service station in Baghdad killed at least 28 people Wednesday, the latest in a spate of blasts to hit the city, police and medics said. One blast struck across the street from the hospital in the ...

Sep 25, 2014

Sunni militants kill 19 Shiite militiamen in Iraq

Sunni militants killed 19 Shiite militiamen in an ambush north of Baghdad on Wednesday, officials said. Police officials said fighters from the Islamic State extremist group hiding in orchards opened fire with machine-guns on a convoy of Shiite militiamen traveling on a road in ...

15 new U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq aimed at retaking dam

Aug 19, 2014

15 new U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq aimed at retaking dam

A new round of U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq on Monday was aimed at helping Iraqi forces regain control of the Mosul dam and averting a potential dam failure, the Pentagon said. U.S. Central Command said U.S. fighters, bombers and drone aircraft conducted 15 ...

Aug 3, 2014

After defeating Kurds, Islamic State rebels seize Iraqi towns, oil field

Islamic State insurgents have captured two northern Iraqi towns and an oil field in their first major victory over Kurdish fighters, witnesses said Sunday. The al-Qaida offshoot, which swept through northern Iraq in June almost unopposed by Iraq’s U.S.-trained army, poses the biggest challenge ...

Baghdad suicide car bomb kills 23: police

Jul 23, 2014

Baghdad suicide car bomb kills 23: police

A suicide car bomb explosion ripped through a police checkpoint in Baghdad Tuesday, killing 23 people and wounding more than 40, police and medical sources said. The suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle at an entrance to the northwestern neighborhood of Kadhimiyah, a police ...

Jul 15, 2014

U.S. teams complete assessment of Iraqi forces: Pentagon

U.S. military teams have completed an assessment of Iraqi security forces, the Pentagon said Monday, amid reports the American officers came away with bleak conclusions. The teams were deployed to Baghdad this month after Sunni militants swiftly advanced across the country in a string ...

Jun 13, 2014

Iraq collapsing

Islamic militants have overrun northern Iraq, taking control of the country's second-largest city and sparking fears of the collapse of the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Wave of bombings kill 20 in Baghdad

Jan 5, 2014

Wave of bombings kill 20 in Baghdad

A new wave of bombings hit Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 20 people, officials said, the latest assault by militants who have been fighting Iraqi security forces and allied tribes in country’s west. The deadliest attack took place in Baghdad’s Shiite northern Shaab ...

Car bombs kill at least 56 people in Iraq

Oct 27, 2013

Car bombs kill at least 56 people in Iraq

A new wave of car bombs hit Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad and a suicide bomber targeted soldiers in a northern city in attacks that killed at least 56 across Iraq on Sunday, officials said. Coordinated bombing onslaughts killing scores of people have hit Iraq ...