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09-Sep-2018 Baghdad

15 killed, 190 wounded in protests in Iraq's Basra

The Iraqi Ministry of Health has said 15 people have been killed and 190 others wounded since violent protests against worsening living conditions broke out in Basra several days ago."The casualties come from both demonstrators and security forces," the...

15-Jan-2018 Baghdad

36 killed in Baghdad twin suicide bombings

At least 36 persons were killed and 91 others injured in twin suicide attacks in Baghdad early on Monday, medical sources told Efe news agency.The deadly attack, which was the bloodiest of its type to hit Iraq since February 2017, rocked Sahet al-Tayaran...

15-Jan-2018 Baghdad

16 killed in Baghdad twin bomb blasts

At least 16 people were killed and dozens others wounded on Monday in twin bomb explosions in downtown Baghdad, officials said.The attack took place in the morning when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest at a crowded site near al-Tayaran Square...

30-Nov-2017 Baghdad

US-led coalition strikes on IS killed over 800 civilians since 2014

At least 801 civilians were killed during the US-led coalition operations targeted at the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria in the past three years, the coalition forces said in a monthly report on Thursday.The Civilian Casualty Report said that...

21-Nov-2017 Baghdad

19 killed in Iraq car bombing

At least 19 people were killed and more than 24 wounded in a car bomb explosion at a crowded marketplace in Iraq on Tuesday, an official said.The blast took place at 4 p.m. near a grocery market in the northern Iraqi city of Tuz Khurmatu, a police source...

14-Nov-2017 Tehran/Baghdad

Iran quake toll reaches 540, survivors plead for help

The death toll in the devastating 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Iran in a region bordering Iraq has reached 540, with thousands of Iranians struggling to cope without basic necessities and making desperate pleas for help.Rescuers used heavy equipment...

13-Nov-2017 Tehran/Baghdad

Over 400 killed in Iran earthquake near Iraqi border

Over 400 people were killed and thousands injured when a devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Iran in a region bordering Iraq, damaging hundreds of buildings and causing massive destruction. The death toll could rise, officials warned on Monday.Iran's...

12-Nov-2017 Tehran/Baghdad

7.3-magnitude quake near Iran-Iraq border kills 147

At least 147 people were killed after a powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck near the Iran-Iraq border, media reports said on Monday.he quake hit 30 km southwest of Iraqi town of Halabja at 9.20 p.m., on Sunday, near the northeastern...

12-Nov-2017 Baghdad

Seven killed in Iraq helicopter crash

An Iraqi helicopter crashed on Sunday in Wasit province, killing seven crew members, the military said.The Mi-17 helicopter was in a training mission when it crashed. "All of its seven crew members were killed," Xinhua news agency reported.The accident...

12-Oct-2017 Baghdad

10 killed in Iraq suicide bombing

At least 10 persons were killed and 20 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack on a cafe in Iraq's Anbar, police said.The attack took place on Wednesday night when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest at the cafe in the city of Heet, around 160...

11-Oct-2017 Baghdad

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi predicts defeat of IS in Iraq this year

 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi expected the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq will be completely defeated this year.In a televised press conference on Tuesday after his weekly cabinet meeting, Abadi hailed the victories of the Iraqi security forces...

14-Sep-2017 Baghdad

50 people die in Iraq bombings

At least 50 people, including three Iranian pilgrims, have lost their lives in twin car bomb and gun attacks striking the countrys southern province of Dhi Qar.Jasim al-Khalidi, a senior health official, said more than 87 people had sustained injuries in...

02-Sep-2017 Baghdad

8 killed in attack on power plant in Iraq

At least eight persons were killed in a suicide attack on a government power station in northern Iraq on Saturday, a security official said.The attack occurred in the morning when seven suicide bombers wearing explosive belts stormed al-Jalsiyah power plant...

28-Aug-2017 Baghdad

13 killed in Baghdad car bombing

At least 13 people were killed and 25 others were wounded on Monday in a car bomb that went off near a building belonging to Iraq's Ministry of Electricity in eastern Baghdad, officials said.The Islamic State terror organisation claimed responsibility for...

19-Aug-2017 Baghdad

Iraqi forces kill 66 IS militants near Mosul

The Iraqi forces killed 66 Islamic State (IS) militants, including suicide bombers,near the city of Mosul in Iraq, defence officials said.The troops, backed by the army's gunships, conducted an operation against the militants in Attshana mountain range west...

18-Aug-2017 Baghdad

9 killed in IS attack in Iraq

At least seven civilians and two members of the Islamic State terrorist group were killed in an attack carried out by the militants that targeted the home of an Iraqi officer in Kirkuk province, a security source said.According to the source, The IS fighters...

13-Aug-2017 Baghdad

Iraqi forces kill 12 IS militants

Iraqi forces on Sunday killed 12 Islamic State militants in Iraq's province of Salahudin after fierce clashes, security sources said.The clashes erupted before dawn when dozens of IS militants attacked the military bases after heavy mortar barrage and machine...

07-Jul-2017 Baghdad

Two Iraqi journalists killed by IS

Two Iraqi journalists were killed and a third was injured while covering fierce clashes between the Islamic State militants and Iraqi forces in Salahudin province on Friday, a security source said.Reporter Su'dad Faris and photographer Harb Hazza' from Huna...

13-Jun-2017 Baghdad

22 IS terrorists killed in Iraq

A total of 22 Islamic State (IS) terrorists were killed on Tuesday in airstrikes on IS desert stronghold and clashes with Iraqi security forces in central Iraq.The Iraqi warplanes carried out airstrikes on the main IS desert redoubt in Mteibijah area,...

10-Jun-2017 Baghdad

15 killed in Iraq IS attack

Fifteen people were killed on Saturday when a group of Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a village in Iraq's Salahudin province, a security official said.About 20 IS militants attacked Mseihly village, some 280 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, sparking...

09-Jun-2017 Baghdad

29 killed in two suicide attacks in Iraq

At least 29 people were killed and dozens wounded in two suicide attacks in Karbala and Babylon regions of Iraq on Friday, officials said.Nine people were killed when a suicide bomber blew up a belt of explosives at an entrance to a parking lot in the Shia...

07-Jun-2017 Baghdad

7 killed in Iraq suicide bombing

At least seven people were killed and three others wounded in a suicide bomb attack at a crowded marketplace in a town in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a provincial security source told Xinhua.The attack occurred in the evening when a suicide bomber...

20-May-2017 Baghdad

18 killed in Baghdad suicide attacks

At least 18 persons were killed and 20 wounded in two suicide car bombings that targeted the Iraqi police in Baghdad, an official said on Saturday.The attacks occurred on Friday night when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a police checkpoint...

19-May-2017 Baghdad

3 killed in 2 suicide car bombs in Iraq's Basra

At least three security members were killed and others wounded in two suicide car bomb attacks targeting a security checkpoint in the Iraqi southern province of Basra, a police source said.The attack occurred before the sunset when a suicide bomber detonated...

14-May-2017 Baghdad

27 IS militants killed in Iraq airstrikes

At least 27 Islamic State militants were killed in airstrikes by international coalition against IS posts in the IS-held areas in Iraq's western province of Anbar on Sunday, an Iraqi army source said.According to intelligence reports, the US-led coalition...

02-May-2017 Baghdad

10 Iraqi soldiers killed in IS attack

At least 10 Iraqi soldiers were killed on Tuesday in an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants on a military base in Iraq's western province of Anbar.IS militants attacked the military base at Sakkar area in east of the town Rutba, some 370 km west of the...

05-Apr-2017 Baghdad

35 killed in IS attack in Iraq's Tikrit city

At least 35 persons were killed and 28 injured in a series of attacks carried out by the Islamic State militant group in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, a security source said on Wednesday.Most of the victims in the Tuesday night attacks in Salahudin province...

30-Mar-2017 Baghdad

UN chief meets Iraqi leaders to support fight against IS

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday visited Baghdad and met with top Iraqi officials to show support for the Iraq's fight against the Islamic State (IS) militant group.Iraq is currently facing a growing humanitarian crisis following fierce...

30-Mar-2017 Baghdad

13 killed in Iraq suicide attack

At least 13 people were killed and 24 others injured in a suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint near Baghdad, an Iraqi official said on Thursday.The attack took place on Wednesday night when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden tanker near...

20-Mar-2017 Baghdad

15 killed in Baghdad car bomb attack

At least 15 people were killed and 33 others wounded on Monday in a car bomb explosion at a marketplace in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a police source told Xinhua.The attack occurred in the evening when a booby-trapped car parking at a crowded marketplace...

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