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Car bombings in Baghdad

Ban-Ki-Moon reaches Iraq; 11 die in twin car bombing in Baghdad suburb

Hours after UN Secretary General arrived for talks with Iraqi officials, pair of car bombings in Baghdad killed 11.

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Iraqi Sunni tribe wages costly battle against Islamic State group

The al-Jabouri say if the government helps them rebuild their community then the tribesmen can help sew the country back together

In March 21, 2015, a volunteer fighter with a Shiite militant group known as 'Jihad Brigades,' aims his weapon during clashes with Islamic State group militants, outside Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq.  (Source: AP)

US to fly surveillance flights over Islamic State-held city in Iraq

U.S.-led force has begun surveillance flights over the Islamic State-held city of Tikrit

WATCH : Video of coalition strike on ISIL targets

The air strikes were conducted in an operation aimed at eliminating the ISIL threat to Iraq.


ISIS militants “bulldoze” ancient city of Nimrud

The destruction of the site of one of ancient Mesopotamia’s greatest cities recalled the Taliban’s annihilation of large Buddha statues in Afghanistan.


Islamic State militants torch oil field east of Tikrit

Black smoke could be seen rising from oil field since Wednesday afternoon, said the witness.

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Fighting the Islamic State: Iraq launches a military operation to regain control of Tikrit

Iraqi security forces began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the Islamic State.


Attacks kill 37 people in and north of Iraq’s capital Baghdad

Meanwhile in Baghdad, Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi vowed to track down and punish those who smashed rare relics in the northern city of Mosul.


Twin car bombing kills 9 people in Iraq

Police officials say the attack took place Saturday morning when the first bomb exploded near a busy market.


Kurdish fighters rout Islamic State militants from town near Iraq

The victory marks a second blow to the extremist IS group in a month.


Series of bomb blasts in Iraq, 23 dead

A series of bombings in Baghdad and near the Iraqi capital killed at least 23 people on Tuesday, officials said.


New Zealand troops to train Iraqi army in fight against Islamic State

New Zealand will send a small number of troops to Iraq to train forces against the Islamic State group.

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French aircraft carrier, Charles de Gaulle begins Iraq operations against Islamic State militants

A source said the carrier would be engaged for several weeks.

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Mission to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants to begin in April, May: Official

The mission will involve about 12 Iraqi brigades, or about 25,000 troops, said a US military official.


US marine Wassef Hassoun, facing trial a decade after vanishing in Iraq

Hassoun also formally conceded that his second disappearance began with an unauthorized absence.