The coalition's statement came a day after a drone strike in the western Iraqi town of Qaim killed a commander with the forces - the latest in strikes apparently conducted by Israel against the Iranian-backed militias in Iraq.
New Delhi had been one of the first powers to recognise the Baathist regime when it came to power, and Baghdad, in turn, had consistently maintained a pro-India stance, especially during the era when the rest of the region was seen to have gravitated towards Pakistan.
In response to a media query on the terrorist attack, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson, Raveesh Kumar said, India condemns the terrorist attack in Erbil, and extends its condolences to the families of the deceased, including a diplomat from Turkey.
The United States evacuated hundreds of diplomatic staff from its Baghdad embassy last month, Wednesday's incident came just as Exxon staff who were also evacuated after the diplomats' departure had begun to return to Basra.
A trove of photographs now housed at the Library of Congress, taken in the autumn of 1932, offer a glimpse of Mosul before wars, insurgency, sectarian strife _and now Islamic State militants_ravaged the city. The scenes were captured by staff from the American Colony Photo Department during a visit to Iraq at the end of the British mandate.
Units of the Iraqi Army toured the mostly-liberated city of Ramadi, Wednesday, showing the destruction left behind by Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants. Most of the city’s houses show evidence of the militants’ stay, including pro-IS graffiti on their walls. Several buildings and houses were marked with the word “Muslim,” if their owners supported […]
The government Wednesday said it does not want Indians to fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria since that can “directly result in sectarian conflict in India”. Submitting an affidavit in the Delhi High Court, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said it wanted to restrain Indian citizens from travelling to Iraq and […]