Islamic State takes credit for Baghdad's bloodiest day of year; 93 killed

May 12, 2016

Islamic State takes credit for Baghdad's bloodiest day of year; 93 killed

In the deadliest violence in Baghdad this year, three car bombs claimed by the Islamic State group killed 93 people across the Iraqi capital Wednesday, demonstrating the extremists’ ability to mount significant attacks despite major battlefield losses. The separate bombings, which also wounded 165 ...

At least 12 killed in Baghdad-area attacks

May 9, 2016

At least 12 killed in Baghdad-area attacks

Separate attacks in and around the Iraqi capital on Sunday killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens, officials said. The deadliest was in Baghdad’s western suburb of Abu Ghraib when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a funeral tent for the wife ...

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 ...