Iraqi leader to seek arms with deferred payment on U.S. visit

Apr 12, 2015

Iraqi leader to seek arms with deferred payment on U.S. visit

Iraq’s prime minister will seek President Barack Obama’s help to acquire billions of dollars in drones and other U.S. arms to fight the Islamic State group during a U.S. visit this week, a senior Iraqi official said. Facing a cash crunch due to a ...

Apr 12, 2015

Jihadists attack Iraq's largest oil refinery

Islamic State militants on Saturday launched suicide attacks against the Baiji oil refinery, Iraq’s largest, a senior army officer said. The jihadi group claimed it broke in but the army said the site, which has been the scene of fierce battles since IS swept ...

Retaking Anbar to be Iraq's next battle, al-Abadi says

Apr 9, 2015

Retaking Anbar to be Iraq's next battle, al-Abadi says

Iraq’s prime minister said Wednesday that the country’s “next battle” is to retake Anbar province from the Islamic State jihadi group, his most direct statement yet on Baghdad’s target after Tikrit. “Our next stand and battle will be here in the land of Anbar ...

IS victims' mass graves being exhumed in Iraq

Apr 7, 2015

IS victims' mass graves being exhumed in Iraq

Iraqi forensic teams began on Monday excavating 12 suspected mass grave sites thought to hold the corpses of as many as 1,700 soldiers massacred last summer by Islamic State militants as they swept across northern Iraq. The mass killings last June of Shiite soldiers ...