Iraq

ISIS massacres civilians while preventing them from fleeing Mosul

ISIS massacres civilians while preventing them from fleeing Mosul

The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights said civilians in the Zanjili neighborhood in Mosul are living tragic circumstances as they are getting killed by ISIS while attempting to flee the group’s strongholds. “ISIS is preventing civilians from fleeing. If they receive any information that someone is trying to escape or if they capture anyone while […]

Islam is ‘not strongest factor’ behind foreign fighters joining extremist groups in Syria and Iraq

Islam is ‘not strongest factor’ behind foreign fighters joining extremist groups in Syria and Iraq

Religion is not the strongest driving force behind thousands of foreign fighters joining Isis and other terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria, a report by US military researchers has found. A new study by the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point revealed that the vast majority of almost 1,200 militants surveyed had no formal […]

Man in a bulletproof BMW saves 70 people from ISIS snipers

Man in a bulletproof BMW saves 70 people from ISIS snipers

When Ako Abdulrahman came under attack from ISIS militants advancing around the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, he realized he needed protection. The Kurdish Peshmerga fighter decided to invest in an armored car, but he had little clue the vehicle would end up saving the lives of dozens of people. After shopping around, he settled on […]

Sulphur cloud from torched plant kills two Iraqis

Sulphur cloud from torched plant kills two Iraqis

At least two Iraqi civilians have died and nearly a 1,000 are being treated for breathing problems from toxic fumes released from a burning sulphur plant near Mosul, as fighting around the key city continued for a sixth day. ISIL fighters are accused of setting the sulphur plant ablaze on Thursday during fighting around al-Mishraq, […]

Iraqi ‘refugees’ who left Finland because they didn’t like the weather kiss the ground as they return to their home country

Iraqi ‘refugees’ who left Finland because they didn’t like the weather kiss the ground as they return to their home country

Iraqi refugees who left Finland voluntarily due to chilly weather conditions have been pictured kissing the ground in joyous scenes upon their return to Baghdad. Thousands of the migrants who left Finland arrived back in the Iraqi capital today and were pictured greeting loved ones and celebrating their return home. They had originally fled to […]

US military: Air strike may have killed Iraqi soldiers

US military: Air strike may have killed Iraqi soldiers

An air strike by the US-led coalition countering the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group may have led to the death of Iraqi soldiers, the US military said in a statement. After acting on information from Iraqi security forces on the ground near Fallujah, coalition forces conducted several air strikes against ISIL […]

Daesh terrorists behead archaeologist in Palmyra, official says

Daesh terrorists behead archaeologist in Palmyra, official says

Terrorists from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) beheaded an antiquities scholar in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and hung his body on a column in a main square of the historic site, Syria’s antiquities chief said on Tuesday. ISIL, which controls swathes of Syria and Iraq, captured Palmyra in central Syria […]