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.
A guide to the Islamic State's gains and losses in Iraq and Syria
Following the Iraqi forces' victory in Ramadi, here is a recap of key cities and towns in Iraq and Syria seized by the Islamic State group or recaptured from them.
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.
Report: US to overhaul rebel force fighting IS in Syria
The effort amounts to an admission that the fledgling force is failing to be effective.
Islamic State No. 2 killed in US drone strike: White House
Haji Mutazz, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's deputy in Iraq, was reportedly killed on Tuesday in a US drone strike on a car outside Mosul.
Islamic State mortar shells test positive for mustard gas: US military
The traces of mustard gas, if confirmed in further tests, could indicate the use of chemical weapons by the Islamic State.
To save world heritage sites from destruction, the US should bring back Monuments Men
Commentary: The US can provide resources to prevent the destruction of antiquities threatened by groups like the Islamic State.
Islamic State claims huge truck bomb attack in Baghdad's Sadr City
A statement circulated online by IS supporters said the blast had targeted what it called a stronghold of the 'charlatan army' and Shiite militias.
Turkey's airstrikes against Kurdish militants in Iraq are also killing civilians
Turkey began bombing bases belonging to the Kurdistan Workers Party’s (PKK) in the Qandil Mountains late last month.
The US has been bombing the Islamic State for a year. What has been achieved?
Analysis: Certain figures paint a rosy picture of the anti-IS campaign. But numbers can be misleading.
More than 450 civilians killed in US-led airstrikes against the Islamic State
'The present Coalition policy of downplaying or denying all claims of non-combatant fatalities risks handing Islamic State and other forces a powerful propaganda tool.'
The US says it's okay for Turkey to bomb the Islamic State and anti-IS Kurds at the same time
'These are two separate things,' a State Department spokesperson said of things that don't seem separate at all.
Iraqi forces gear up to take back Ramadi
First Ramadi, then Fallujah. The two cities now under Islamic State control are only a few dozen miles outside of Baghdad.
David Cameron says Iraq War has almost nothing to do with why people join the Islamic State
Analysis: It's no surprise that Western government officials would want to downplay the impact of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. But the UK prime minister went further than that.
IS executes journalist in Iraq's Mosul
Jala al-Abadi was taken from his home with his phone and laptop on June 4 and executed on Wednesday by firing squad after being sentenced by an IS court.