Recent News Headlines : Iraq War

BARACK OBAMA BREAKS RECORD FOR MOST TWITTER LIKES


Barack Obama breaks record for most Twitter likes... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 16303

IRAQ STARTS BOMBING IS-HELD TAL AFAR, WEST OF MOSUL


Islamic State's self-proclaimed "caliphate" effectively collapsed last month, when U.S.-backed Iraqi forces completed the recapture of the militants' capital in Iraq, Mosul, after a nine-month campaign... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 301

TWO AMERICAN SOLDIERS KILLED IN IRAQ BUT NOT BY 'ENEMY FIRE,' U.S. MILITARY SAYS


The statement did not provide any further detail, except to say that the casualties were being investigated... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 83

ISLAMIC STATE CLAIMS ATTACK ON U.S. FORCES WEST OF MOSUL


Islamic State on Sunday claimed an attack on U.S. forces assisting Iraqi troops in the war on the jihadist militants in northern Iraq... READ MORE

13th August, 2017 14

CHINA WARNS TRUMP AND NORTH KOREA OVER WAR OF WORDS


US President Donald Trump has been warned by his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to avoid aggravating tensions over North Korea... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 170

FACT CHECK | TRUMP'S UNJUSTIFIED BOAST ABOUT U.S. NUCLEAR ARSENAL


U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet Wednesday that America's nuclear arsenal is now stronger and more powerful than ever before is debatable... READ MORE

11th August, 2017 643

OVERTURNED BLACKWATER CONVICTION EVOKES DARKEST DAYS OF IRAQ WAR


It was one of the darkest moments of the Iraq War, damaging America's reputation and its relationship with the Iraqi government... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 347

U.S. DENIES BOMBING IRAQI SHI'ITE MILITIA NEAR SYRIAN BORDER


In a statement circulated by its supporters, Islamic State claimed it was responsible for the attack and said it had captured armored vehicles, weapons and ammunition... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 106

GERMAN ISIS BRIDE'S CAPTURE FOOTAGE EMERGES AS SHE NOW FACES DEATH PENALTY IN IRAQ


Linda Wenzel, 16, ran away from the small town of Pulsnitz, near Dresen, to join the militants after she was groomed online by an Isis recruiter... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 6274

FRANCE HAS SEEN 271 JIHADI MILITANTS RETURN


Asked how many French jihadis had been killed in Iraq and Syria, Collomb told the Sunday newspaper that it was difficult to corroborate information... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 518

US-LED COALITION SAYS 624 CIVILIAN CASUALTIES FROM AIRSTRIKES IN IRAQ, SYRIA


US-led Coalition says 624 civilian casualties from airstrikes in Iraq, Syria -- RT News... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 873

AFGHANISTAN WAR: TRUMP STALLS DECISION OVER TROOP INCREASE


The White House has delayed a decision on a troop increase for Afghanistan as aides debate changes in the overall strategy for America's longest war... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 21

UNDER TRUMP NEW SYRIA FORCE QUICKLY LOST CIA BACKING


But by late 2015 the Russian military offensive in Syria was focusing squarely on the C.I.A.-backed fighters battling Syrian government troops... READ MORE

3rd August, 2017 7528

UK COURT BLOCKS IRAQI GENERAL'S BID TO PROSECUTE BLAIR


Britain's High Court has blocked an attempt by an Iraqi ex-general to prosecute former Prime Minister Tony Blair for invading Iraq in 2003... READ MORE

31st July, 2017 428

U.S. HEALTH SECRETARY SAYS HIS JOB IS TO FOLLOW OBAMACARE LAW


Price, on NBC's Meet the Press, was asked whether he would implement the Affordable Care Act as it was intended... READ MORE

30th July, 2017 2648

IRAN, US TRADE BLAME OVER NAVAL INCIDENT


Shortly thereafter, at a safe distance, the US helicopter deployed flares, after which the Iranian vessels halted their approach... READ MORE

29th July, 2017 6403

IRAN SAYS NEW TENSIONS BETWEEN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS AND U.S. NAVY


The Iranian Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday that U.S. Navy ships came close to their vessels in the Gulf and shot flares... READ MORE

29th July, 2017 3067

INSIDE TRUMP'S WHITE HOUSE PART V


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28th July, 2017 14

CIVILIAN DEATHS MOUNT AS U.S.-BACKED SYRIA FORCE PURGES HALF OF RAQQA OF ISLAMIC STATE FIGHTERS


On Wednesday, a barrage of U.S.-led airstrikes across the city left at least 29 civilians dead, the British-based Observatory said... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 0

FREED FROM ISIS YAZIDI WOMEN RETURN IN SEVERE SHOCK


As the Islamic State began losing its grip on the city, Souhayla's captor cut her hair short, like a boy's... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 15475

HOW TO STOP HELL'S DOORS OPENING AGAIN (OPINION)


It's obvious that Assad and his allies are eyeing Deir Ezzor... READ MORE

26th July, 2017 107

TRUMP BLASTS OBAMA FOR RUSSIA, IRAN'S CONTROL OF SYRIA


Later, Assad again used chemical weapons, and Obama opted to have Russia step in to remove them... READ MORE

26th July, 2017 0

AT 15 SHE JOINED ISIS AFTER CONVERTING TO ISLAM NOW THIS GERMAN TEEN JUST WANTS TO GO HOME


By that time, the 15-year-old had decided to join the Islamic State, investigators believe... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 1085

A 15-YEAR-OLD GERMAN TEEN JOINED DAESH AFTER CONVERTING TO ISLAM. NOW SHE WANTS TO GO HOME


As officials are deliberating how to transfer her back to Germany, prevention specialists and researchers wonder why she left Europe in the first place... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 381

16-YEAR OLD ISIS FIGHTER CAPTURED IN MOSUL CONFIRMED AS GERMAN GIRL


16-year old Isis fighter captured in Mosul confirmed as German girl... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 563

'YOU'RE A DEAD MAN': UNDERCOVER WITH AN ISLAMIC STATE TERROR CELL


She was one of 26 foreigners arrested by the Iraqi military in Mosul, where Iraqi forces declared victory over Islamic State earlier this month... READ MORE

24th July, 2017 330

'I JUST WANT TO GO HOME', SAYS GERMAN GIRL WHO JOINED IS


German authorities have been investigating a teenage girl who went missing from Pulsnitz last summer for alleged contacts with the jihadist group about preparing a possible act of terrorism... READ MORE

23rd July, 2017 44

GERMAN GIRL ARRESTED IN MOSUL IS MISSING LINDA WENZEL, SAY AUTHORITIES


Wenzel's parents had been searching for their daughter since she disappeared from her home in the village of Pulsnitz, near Dresden, in July last year... READ MORE

23rd July, 2017 2415

THESE ARE THE SUICIDE CARS AND TRUCKS THAT MADE THE BATTLE OF MOSUL SO BLOODY


Earlier this month, soon after Iraqi forces declared that they had retaken the city of Mosul, police put some of the confiscated vehicles on display... READ MORE

23rd July, 2017 1406

U.S., BRITISH VOLUNTEERS BATTLE ISLAMIC STATE IN MILITANTS' DE FACTO SYRIAN CAPITAL


The U.S. military has developed a close relationship with the YPG and its extension, the Syrian Democratic Forces, in the war against IS... READ MORE

23rd July, 2017 16

Trending News Headlines : Iraq War

IRAQ DECLARES ISIS'S CALIPHATE 'HAS FALLEN' AFTER HUGE SYMBOLIC VICTORY IN MOSUL


A series of airstrikes by Iraqi helicopter gunships attempted to hit multiple Islamic State sniper positions in al-Shifa... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 128196

IRAQ DECLARES END OF CALIPHATE AFTER CAPTURE OF HISTORIC MOSUL MOSQUE


Their fictitious state has fallen, an Iraqi military spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, told state TV... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 12234

ICONIC GRAND AL-NURI MOSQUE IN IRAQ'S MOSUL 'BLOWN UP'


In recent days, US-backed Iraqi forces have been pushing deeper into the last remaining areas held by ISIL in Iraq's second city... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 9892

SECOND DEADLY BLAST STRIKES BAGHDAD IN 24 HOURS


Suicide bombers kill more than 50 people in separate attacks in Baghdad and Basra, police say... READ MORE

30th May, 2017 7480

RUSSIA ISSUES WARNING AFTER US COALITION DOWNS JET


Russia has warned the US-led coalition fighting in Syria that it will view its aircraft as targets, after a Syrian military plane was shot down... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 6715

FEMALE KURDISH SNIPER CHEATS DEATH AT HANDS OF IS


The young woman is filmed laughing and exclaiming after her brush with death... READ MORE

28th June, 2017 6307

ISLAMIC STATE BLOWS UP LANDMARK GREAT MOSQUE OF AL-NURI AND FAMOUS LEANING MINARET IN MOSUL


Daesh's bombing of the al-Hadba minaret and the al-Nouri Mosque is a formal declaration of their defeat, Mr Abadi said... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 6223

SUICIDE BOMB BLAST KILLS 20 IN MUSAYYIB MARKET


Two attacks in the space of 12 hours roil Iraqi capital, with ISIL claim of first explosion at a busy ice cream parlour... READ MORE

10th June, 2017 5960

DESTROYING GREAT MOSQUE OF AL-NURI 'IS ISIS DECLARING DEFEAT'


Iraqi PM denounces levelling of Mosul building where Islamic State leader declared a caliphate three years ago... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 5929

ISIS DESTROYS AL NURI MOSQUE, ANOTHER LOSS FOR MOSUL


But shortly after, the United States Central Command issued a statement bluntly accusing the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, of destroying the mosque... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 5580

MULCAIR URGES TRUDEAU TO CONFIRM CANADA'S COMBAT ROLE IN IRAQ IN WAKE OF RECORD-BREAKING SNIPER SHOT


Ndp leader says mps should hold a debate if canadian troops are to be involved in combat role in iraq... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 5394

US, IRAQ SAY ISIS BLEW UP FAMOUS MOSUL MOSQUE


As our Iraqi Security Force partners closed in on the al-Nuri mosque, ISIS destroyed one of Mosul and Iraq's great treasures, said US Maj... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 4933

BARACK OBAMA, JUSTIN TRUDEAU SHARE DINNER DATE, 'BRO HUG' IN MONTREAL


Obama, Trudeau share dinner date, 'bro hug' in Montreal... READ MORE

7th June, 2017 4462

ISLAMIC STATE BLOWS UP HISTORIC MOSUL MOSQUE WHERE IT DECLARED 'CALIPHATE'


Iraqi forces say major islamic state attack blocked outside old city of mosul... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 4192

IRAQ ANNOUNCES 'VICTORY' OVER ISLAMIC STATE IN MOSUL


Iraqi forces enter mosul mosque where isis declared caliphate... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 3491

ISIS BLOWING UP GRAND AL-NURI MOSQUE 'A DECLARATION OF DEFEAT', SAYS IRAQI PM


Earlier this month Mosul residents reported Isis fighters began sealing off the area around the mosque... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 3353

IRAQI FORCES HAVE FULLY RETAKEN MOSUL, U.S.-BACKED COALITION CONFIRMS


Iraqi Security Forces were continuing to clear Mosul's Old City of explosive devices, but Mosul is now firmly under their control, U.S. Central Command said... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 3249

MOSUL DAM RISKS DEVASTATING FAILURE AS IRAQ GOVERNMENT KEEPS STALLING


Construction of the dam, which provides irrigation and hydroelectric power, was completed under the regime of Saddam Hussein in 1985... READ MORE

30th May, 2017 3141

ISIL TARGETS CHILDREN OF FAMILIES FLEEING MOSUL


Across Iraq, children continue to witness sheer horror and unimaginable violence, it said in a statement... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 3105

ISLAMIC STATE LEADER BAGHDADI 'MAY HAVE BEEN KILLED BY RUSSIA'


The ministry said an air strike may have killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and up to 330 other fighters on 28 May... READ MORE

16th June, 2017 3065

'STAGGERING' CIVILIAN TOLL IN STRIKES ON IS


UN war crimes investigators say US-led coalition air strikes on Islamic State militants in the Syrian city of Raqqa are causing staggering loss of life ... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 2888

SYRIA HIT BY MISSILES FROM IRAN AND HAS JET SHOT BY THE US


The United States has set up a garrison at al-Tanf in southeastern Syria, where Syrian fighters and American, British and Norwegian advisers have been based... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 2757

U.S. HAS SEEN CHEMICAL WEAPONS ACTIVITY IN SYRIA, PENTAGON SAYS


President Barack Obama offered detailed explanations about his deliberations on how to respond when Mr. Assad used chemical weapons to kill 1,400 people in 2013... READ MORE

28th June, 2017 2684

CIVILIANS KILLED WHILE FLEEING ISLAMIC STATE IN MOSUL


In Syria, Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-air strikes are besieging Islamic State forces in the city of Raqqa, the militants' de facto capital in that country... READ MORE

3rd June, 2017 2473

MOSUL DEFEAT LEAVES ISIS 'UNLIKELY TO SURVIVE' THREE YEARS AFTER DECLARING CALIPHATE IN IRAQ, ANALYSTS SAY


A series of airstrikes by Iraqi helicopter gunships attempted to hit multiple Islamic State sniper positions in al-Shifa... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 2335

CORPSES, BOOBY TRAPS AND SNIPERS ARE EVERYWHERE IN DEVASTATED CITY


Zacharia Ahmed Hassan, who heads a 19-man crew working 10 to 12 hours a day in 118-degree heat to recover bodies in western Mosul... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 2268

U.S. WARPLANE BLASTS SYRIAN DRONE FROM SKY


A U.S. warplane shot down an armed drone linked to Syrian regime forces, the Pentagon said Tuesday... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 2105

PENTAGON PROBE: U.S. STRIKE LED TO MORE THAN 100 IRAQI CIVILIAN DEATHS


The Iraqi forces did not think civilians were in the building based on their observations prior to the strike... READ MORE

25th May, 2017 2074

DESPERATE ISIS FIGHTERS USING HUMAN SHIELDS AS BATTLE NEARS END IN MOSUL


Iraqi security forces are closing in on an increasingly desperate and shrinking band of ISIS fighters in Mosul... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 1928

IRAN FOILS 'PLOT TO BOMB RELIGIOUS CENTRES'


And seized explosive and suicide attack equipment, the state broadcaster IRIB said on Saturday... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 1924


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