Islamic State suicide bomber kills seven in Baghdad shopping area

Apr 26, 2016

Islamic State suicide bomber kills seven in Baghdad shopping area

A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State jihadi group ripped through shops in eastern Baghdad on Monday, killing at least seven people, Iraqi security and medical officials said. The blast in the Shiite majority area of Baghdad Jadida also wounded at least 32 ...

Feb 20, 2016

Iraq tribesmen battle IS inside Fallujah for second day

Sunni Arab tribesmen battled militants of the Islamic State group in their Fallujah stronghold for a second day Saturday in a major blow to the jihadis in Iraq, officials said. Fallujah is one of two Iraqi cities still controlled by IS, but residents — ...

Feb 18, 2016

Islamic State downs Iraqi army chopper; at least one killed

The Islamic State group shot down an Iraqi military helicopter west of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least one person, officials said. The helicopter — the second lost by Iraq in two days — went down near Amriyat al-Fallujah, though officials differed on the ...

Jan 18, 2016

Uniformed men abduct at least three Americans in Baghdad

U.S.. and local authorities are searching for three American citizens who were reportedly kidnapped in Baghdad, officials from the two countries said on Sunday. Kidnappings are a major problem in Baghdad and other parts of the country and most frequently target Iraqis, but Qatari ...

Islamic State truck bomb targeting Shiites kills 67 at Baghdad market

Aug 14, 2015

Islamic State truck bomb targeting Shiites kills 67 at Baghdad market

In one of the deadliest single attacks in postwar Baghdad, a truck bomb shattered a popular fruit-and-vegetable market in a teeming Shiite neighborhood Thursday, killing 67 people and wounding more than 150 others. Militants from the self-described Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing ...