'From one hell to another': Humanitarian disaster looms as thousands escape Fallujah
As Iraqi forces drive ISIS out of Fallujah, thousands of civilians have finally been able to escape. But the camps they are arriving at, in 120-degree heat, are "nightmarish."
Iraq forces retake central Fallujah from IS
Iraqi forces raised the national flag over the government compound in Fallujah on Friday, top commanders said, a breakthrough in the nearly four-week-old offensive against the Islamic State group's bastion.
Civilians die trying to flee Iraq's besieged Fallujah
IS jihadists opened fire on people as they crossed the Euphrates River on boats and makeshift rafts.
Iraq forces fear protracted IS last stand in Fallujah
"Daesh (IS) are besieged. They can't escape at this stage. Their only option is a suicide holdout."
Thousands flee IS offensive in northern Syria
Thousands of civilians have fled an Islamic State offensive against non-jihadist rebels in northern Syria into territory controlled by a US-backed Kurdish-led alliance.
94 dead in triple Baghdad car bombings claimed by IS
"These are cowardly terrorist attacks on civilians who have done nothing but going about their normal daily lives," the UN's top envoy in Iraq, Jan Kubis, said.
After storming Baghdad's Green Zone, protesters take pictures of a place rarely seen
"It's one of the most beautiful places to be in Baghdad," one shocked protester said.
Raised by war: This is what it’s like to come of age in Iraq
It's unlikely the architects of the Iraq War considered the devastating impact 13 years of conflict might have on the country's children.
Some Iraqi refugees who made it to Europe are choosing to return home
“I was expecting a comfortable life and that they would provide us with help. But it was so difficult.”
To some Iraqis, the Mosul Dam is scarier than ISIS
The US says the dam is at risk of bursting this spring, sending a flood down the Tigris that could wipe out villages and kill hundreds of thousands of people in a matter of hours.
US forces capture a major IS operative in Iraq. Now what will they do with him?
'We are not back in the business of having long-term detainees,' a US defense official said.
Islamic State cuts salaries as coalition torches their cash
Hundreds of millions of dollars are believed to have been destroyed in coalition air strikes targeting cash hoards used to finance the terror group.
Canada will end its airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on February 22
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the decision on Monday at a press conference with Defense Minister Hargit Sajjan and other senior officials.
Hundreds more US troops in Iraq than previously stated
Hundreds more American troops are in Iraq than the Pentagon previously stated, an official said Wednesday in an acknowledgement underscoring the sensitivity of US deployments to the war-torn nation.
The US is killing more civilians in Iraq and Syria than it acknowledges
The US government has publicly acknowledged just 21 civilian deaths in coalition airstrikes. That number is impossibly low.
This is how the US-led coalition investigates itself when accused of killing civilians
The Pentagon admits to killing just 21 innocent people in Iraq and Syria since the war began. There is a critical reason that number is so low.
Some 19,000 civilians have been killed in Iraq in the last year
Another 3 million have fled their homes, according to the UN.
Americans kidnapped in Baghdad
Iraqi security forces are going to door to door looking for 3 Americans who were abducted over the weekend.
12 killed as gunmen take hostages in Baghdad mall
Gunmen blew up a car bomb, sprayed gunfire in a crowded area and took hostages in a shopping mall in eastern Baghdad Monday, killing at least 12 people, police said.
Islamic State ruling aims to settle who can have sex with female slaves
The fatwa sheds new light on how the group is trying to reinterpret centuries-old teachings to justify the rape of women in the swaths of Syria and Iraq it controls.
IS gains and losses in Iraq and Syria
The Iraqi army announced Thursday that it has launched an operation to retake the city of Mosul, the Islamic State jihadist group's main hub in Iraq.
Iraqi forces drive Islamic State out of Ramadi
For days, Iraqi forces have been locked in intense battles to take back the capital of Anbar province, which fell to the terror group in May.
Iraqi forces might finally take Ramadi back from the Islamic State
Another Islamic State-controlled city is poised to fall.
IS doesn't need to order an attack to inspire it
Europeans aren't the only ones worried about how heightened military efforts against IS in the Middle East will impact terrorist activities at home.
Iraq summons Turkey's ambassador over troop deployment near Mosul
Iraq's foreign ministry said Turkish forces had entered Iraq without the knowledge of the central government in Baghdad, and that Iraq considered such presence 'a hostile act.'
Hard hit by bombings, IS is turning to child soldiers
The Islamic State is increasingly filling its ranks with child soldiers to replace thousands of its fighters killed in US-led coalition air strikes, a US military spokesman said.
After the Paris attacks, all the talk is of more war
More than 14 years later, the 'War on Terror' marches on. Perhaps there's another solution?
Iraq Kurd leader announces the 'liberation' of Sinjar from IS
Iraqi Kurdish regional president Massud Barzani on Friday said the town of Sinjar was freed in a major operation against the Islamic State.
Kurdish forces launch offensive to take back Sinjar in northern Iraq
Sinjar's fall more than a year ago partly compelled the US to launch its air campaign.
How Ahmad Chalabi helped George W. Bush invade Iraq
A key lobbyist for the US-led invasion of Iraq, who was blamed for providing false intelligence to justify it, died of a heart attack Tuesday.
A daily hustle to survive: This is the life of a Syrian refugee
The often unbearable existence of a Syrian refugee drives some to unthinkable acts.