Articles Tagged 'Iraq'
U.S. Warplanes Pick Off ISIS Fighters
An attempt by Islamic State to evacuate hundreds of fighters from western Syria to the Iraqi border has instead left them sitting ducks for aerial…
Iraq ‘investigating Mosul cliff killing video’
The Iraqi government has said it is investigating a video seemingly showing troops killing suspected Islamic State militants detained in the Mosul area.
Gunman torches Philippine casino, killing at least 36 people
A gunman burst into a casino in the Philippine capital Manila on Friday, firing shots, setting gaming tables alight and killing at least 36 people,…
Philippine crisis deepens as air strike on rebels kills 11 soldiers
An air strike on Islamist rebel holed up in a southern Philippine city has killed 11 government troops, the armed forces said on Thursday, in…
Isis tests chemical weapons on ‘human guinea pigs’, secret documents reveal
Isis are conducting chemical weapons experiments on “human guinea pigs” before launching attacks on Western targets, according to secret documents.
The extremist group has reportedly…
Islamic State in talks for terrifying merger with al Qaeda as battlefield defeats mount
The Islamic State group and al Qaeda, long rivals for supremacy in the jihadi struggle, are feeling more pressure to combine as the Islamic State…
Israel strikes Iran-supplied arms depot near Damascus airport
Israel struck an arms supply hub operated by the Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said, targeting…
Islamic State kills dozens of civilians trying to flee Mosul: witnesses
Islamic State militants have killed dozens of civilians attempting to flee Mosul in recent days, hanging several dead bodies from electricity poles as Iraqi forces…
Islamic State mortars, snipers take toll on Iraqi forces in Mosul
At a field clinic near the front line in Mosul, an Iraqi Federal Police officer lay in discomfort on a stretcher, a drip in his arm and bandage plastered over his chest from where shrapnel from a mortar shell had pierced his sternum.
The blast which wounded the 23-year-old, Jaafar Kareem, and two comrades, was in an area where rapid…
Iraqi forces recapture Mosul government buildings, museum
Iraqi government forces fighting to drive Islamic State from western Mosul on Tuesday recaptured the main government building, the central bank branch and the museum…