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05-Nov-2017 Kirkuk (Iraq)

5 killed in 2 suicide bomb attacks in Iraq's Kirkuk

At least five people were killed and 15 injured on Sunday in two suicide bomb attacks targeting a paramilitary Hashd Shaabi base in the ethnically-mixed city of Kirkuk, a local police source said.The attacks occurred in the afternoon when a suicide bomber...

31-Dec-2016 Baghdad

28 killed in twin suicide bombings in Baghdad

At least 28 persons were killed and 53 injured in twin suicide bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Saturday, a source said.A suspect blew up his explosive vest at the crowded car spare parts market in Sinak area and another suicide bomber detonated...

25-Dec-2016 Mosul

97 IS militants killed in clashes, air strike in Iraq's Mosul

A total of 97 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Sunday in heavy clashes with the security forces and an air strike by the US-led coalition aircraft in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq.The soldiers of the Ninth Armoured Division repelled attacks...

08-Dec-2016 Ramadi

12 IS terrorists, nine civilians killed in Iraq airstrikes

At least 12 terrorists affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group and nine civilians were killed on Wednesday in airstrikes in an IS-held town near Iraq's western border with Syria, security and medical sources said.An airstrike, believed to be conducted...

06-Nov-2016 Tikrit (Iraq)

43 killed in three Iraqi attacks

At least 43 persons were killed and 40 injured on Sunday in two bombings and a gunfire attack in Iraq's Salahudin province, officials here said.A barrel filled with explosives detonated near a bridge on early Sunday in provincial capital city of Tikrit...

06-Nov-2016 Tikrit (Iraq)

39 persons killed in three Iraqi attacks

A total of 39 persons were killed and some 40 wounded on Sunday in two bombings and gunfire attacks in Iraqi province of Salahudin, officials here said.A barrel filled with explosives detonated near a bridge on early Sunday in provincial capital city of...

10-Sep-2016 Baghdad (Iraq)

16 killed, 39 hurt in Baghdad bomb attacks

The death toll from two bomb explosions Friday at a busy mall in Baghdad rose to 16, a police source said on Saturday."Our latest report said 16 people were killed and 39 others wounded in the two suicide bomb explosions of al-Nakhil Mall in eastern Baghdad,"...

06-Sep-2016 Baghdad (Iraq)

5 killed in Iraq car bomb attack

At least five persons were killed and 19 others injured in a car bomb explosion at a crowded commercial area in Iraq's capital Baghdad, a police source said on Tuesday.The attack took place on Monday night when an explosives-laden car was detonated near...

27-Jul-2016 Baghdad (Iraq)

Two killed in Baghdad suicide bombing

At least two people were killed and eight injured in a suicide bomb attack targeting police in northern Baghdad on Wednesday.The bomber who wore an explosive vest blew himself up at a police checkpoint in the predominantly Shia district of Shula, Xinhua...

07-Jul-2016 Baghdad (Iraq)

20 killed in Iraq suicide bombings

At least 20 people were killed and 70 others wounded when two suicide bombers on Friday blew themselves up in Iraq's Salahuddin province, officials said.The attack occurred shortly after midnight when a group of gunmen disguised in military uniforms stormed...

04-Jul-2016 Baghdad (Iraq)

Iraq in mourning, death toll from bombings 166

Iraq began on Monday a three-day national mourning for victims of Sunday's car bombing attacks in Baghdad as the death toll rose to 166.An Interior Ministry source said at least 165 people were killed and 225 wounded in a devastating suicide bomb attack in...

10-Jun-2016 Mosul (Iraq)

Islamic State stones woman to death

Militants from the Islamic State group stoned a woman to death for alleged adultery in the northern city of Iraq, aided by onlookers, local news site Aranews reported on Friday."Hundreds of people gathered in front of the Zahraa mosque in Mosul to witness the...

09-Jun-2016 Baghdad

23 killed in suicide bomb attacks Baghdad

At least 23 persons were killed and 73 others wounded on Thursday in two suicide bomb attacks in Iraq's capital Baghdad, an official said.One attack occurred in the morning when a suicide bomber detonated his car bomb at a crowded commercial area near a...

09-Jun-2016 Baghdad (Iraq)

11 killed in Baghdad suicide attacks

At least 11 persons were killed and 40 others wounded on Thursday in two suicide bomb attacks in Iraq's capital Baghdad, police said.In one attack, a suicide bomber detonated his car bomb amid a big crowd near a cinema building in al-Jadida district, killing...

08-Jun-2016 Baghdad (Iraq)

45 IS militants killed in Iraq

At least 45 Islamic State militants were killed when they attacked military posts in Mosul city in Iraq, a military official said on Wednesday.Dozens of IS militants attacked Iraqi army posts on Tuesday near the militant-seized town of Qayyara, Xinhua quoted...

06-Jun-2016 Mosul (Iraq)

Islamic State burns 19 caged Yazidi girls

Militants from the Islamic State group executed 19 Yezidi girls who refused to be sex slaves by burning them alive inside iron cages, news site ARA News reported.The victims were set ablaze in the centre of Mosul on Thursday in front of a large crowd, ARA News...

06-Jun-2016 Baghdad (Iraq)

Iraqi forces discover 400 bodies in mass grave near Fallujah

Iraqi forces found a mass grave containing about 400 decomposed bodies in a newly-freed town northwest of Islamic State (IS) stronghold Fallujah, a source said on Monday.During a mine clearing operation on Sunday in Shuhadaa district, security forces discovered...

11-May-2016 Baghdad

64 killed in Baghdad car bombing

At least 64 people were killed and 87 others injured on Wednesday when a parked car packed with explosives went off in a Shia area in the Iraqi capital, authorities said.The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the deadly attack, saying it was...

11-May-2016 Baghdad

13 killed in Baghdad car bombing

At least 13 people were killed and 35 others injured when a car bomb exploded at a busy marketplace in Iraq's capital Baghdad on Wednesday.The massive blast occurred when a booby-trapped car went off at a popular outdoor market in the Shia bastion of Sadr...

11-Apr-2016 Ramadi

22 IS terrorists killed, hundreds of people return to Ramadi

A total of 22 Islamic State (IS) terrorists were killed on Sunday during clashes and bomb attacks in Iraq's western province of Anbar, according to security sources.Meanwhile, hundreds of families returned to their homes in the provincial capital city...

26-Mar-2016 Baghdad

Stadium bombing kills 26 in Iraq

At least 26 people were killed and 90 others wounded on Friday in a suicide bomb attack at a football field in Iraq, a local police source told Xinhua."The latest reports said that 26 people were killed in the suicide bombing," the source said on condition...

06-Feb-2016 Ramadi

15 Iraqi security personnel killed in IS bombings

A total of 15 Iraqi security members were killed and 21 injured on Saturday in suicide car bomb attacks by Islamic State (IS) militants and a blast in a booby-trapped house in Iraq's Anbar province, a source said.An IS suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden...

06-Feb-2016 Ramadi

Iraqi security forces repel IS attack in Anbar

Iraqi security forces backed by the US-led coalition aircraft on Saturday repelled an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants with three suicide truck bombs near the city of Ramadi, a provincial security source said.The troops fought back the attackers and...

11-Sep-2015 Ankara

Turkish jets kill 60 militants in Iraq

Turkish jets killed 60 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in northern Iraq, authorities said on Friday.According to a report by the Dogan News Agency, 21 warplanes, including F-16s and F-4s, took part in the airstrikes against 64 PKK targets in Qandil mountains...

29-Aug-2015 Tehran

China major partner post n-deal: Hassan Rouhani

Iran considers China its major partner in the country's development in the aftermath of the nuclear deal reached in the Austrian capital of Vienna last month, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said here on Saturday.From the beginning of the current Iranian...

22-Aug-2015 Ankara

41 Kurdish militants killed in Iraq

A total of 41 militants of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) were killed in military operations in northern Iraq and southeastern Turkey in the past two days, said a Turkish military statement on Saturday.Turkish security forces attacked the PKK...

09-Aug-2015 Mosul

IS executes 300 civil servants in Mosul

IS executes 300 A firing squad of the Islamic State terrorist group on Saturday executed at least 300 civil servants who worked for the Iraqi Supreme Electoral Commission at a military camp in Iraqi city of Mosul, according to witnesses and security officials.The...

18-May-2015 Ramadi (Iraq)

IS militants take full control of Iraq's Ramadi

The Islamic State (IS) militant group has taken full control of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, after the security forces withdrew from their positions, a provincial security source said on Monday.The source told Xinhua news agency...

23-Apr-2015 Mosul

Top IS commander killed in Iraq

A top military aide to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the al-Hadath TV channel reported on Thursday.A crack team of former Baathist soldiers shot dead Wisan Kanan, one of the militant group's...

26-Nov-2014 Mosul (Iraq)

43 IS militants killed in clashes with Iraqi Kurds

At least 43 members of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group were killed in clashes with Peshmerga Kurdish troops near the strategic Mosul Dam near the northern Iraqi city by that name, a Kurdish leader said Wednesday.The leader of the Patriotic Union...

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