Iraq conflict

IS leader confident in victory, in first message about Mosul battle
Middle East

IS leader confident in victory, in first message about Mosul battle

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi expressed confidence in victory, in his first message after U.S.-backed Iraqi forces started an…
Documents show Islamic State obsessions: beards and concubines
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Documents show Islamic State obsessions: beards and concubines

After Islamic State conquered villages in northern Iraq, it spelled out in minute detail the rules of its self-proclaimed caliphate,…
IS executes dozens of prisoners near Mosul, officials say
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IS executes dozens of prisoners near Mosul, officials say

Islamic State militants have in recent days executed dozens of prisoners taken from villages the group has been forced to…
Iraqi army’s elite force pauses advance near Mosul
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Iraqi army’s elite force pauses advance near Mosul

An elite unit of the Iraqi army paused its week-long advance on Mosul as it approached the city's eastern edge…
Iraqi elite unit, Kurdish forces in fresh push to close in on Mosul
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Iraqi elite unit, Kurdish forces in fresh push to close in on Mosul

An Iraqi army elite unit and Kurdish fighters on Thursday launched a fresh offensive to dislodge Islamic State militants from…
US expects Islamic State to wield chemical weapons in Mosul fight
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US expects Islamic State to wield chemical weapons in Mosul fight

The United States expects Islamic State to use crude chemical weapons as it tries to repel an Iraqi-led offensive on…
Suicide bombing, shootouts kill around 55 in Iraq: police
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Suicide bombing, shootouts kill around 55 in Iraq: police

Around 55 people were killed in Iraq in attacks on Saturday that targeted a Shi'ite Muslim gathering, a police check-point…
12 killed in militant attack north of Iraq’s Tikrit: security sources
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12 killed in militant attack north of Iraq’s Tikrit: security sources

Twelve people were killed on Saturday when militants attacked a police checkpoint north of Tikrit and then detonated a car…
Iraq’s Zebari accuses ex-PM Maliki of arranging dismissal as finance minister
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Iraq’s Zebari accuses ex-PM Maliki of arranging dismissal as finance minister

Deposed Iraqi Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari on Thursday accused former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of orchestrating his removal from office,…
US troops in Iraq increasingly active as Mosul battle nears
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US troops in Iraq increasingly active as Mosul battle nears

Kurdish Peshmerga forces retook a swath of northern Iraq late last month from Islamic State and days later American forces…
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