Iraqi air force kills ISIS leader's second deputy

Assi Ali Mohammed Nasser al-Obeidi, second deputy of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, killed in the city of Barwana.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/10/2016, 3:56 AM

Kurds to vote on independence from Iraq

KRG president calls for a referendum this year to let the 'people of Kurdistan determine their future,' in a call to secede from Baghdad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2016, 10:55 PM

'About 2,500' ISIS fighters killed in Iraq and Syria last month

Pentagon releases first precise ISIS body-count of US-led air campaign, as jihadists pushed back in both Syria and Iraq.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2016, 7:19 PM

Report: ISIS 'War Minister' killed in Iraq

Thamer al-Mahlawi killed in Iraqi airstrike in western Haditha region according to Arab media, as ISIS launches assault on the key region.Ari Yashar, 1/6/2016, 11:08 AM

Back-to-back losses puts ISIS on the ropes

Experts say a string of losses in Iraq and Syria indicates ISIS is in a tough spot, and its threats against Jews only proves it.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2015, 3:19 PM

Iraqi PM: We will be free of ISIS in 2016

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi vows to free the whole country from the Islamic State group in 2016.Ben Ariel, 12/29/2015, 3:46 AM

Iraq congratulated after liberating Ramadi from ISIS

United States, Britain and France congratulate Iraqi army after the Iraqi flag is raised over Ramadi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2015, 1:43 AM

Iraqi army celebrates first major victory against ISIS

Iraqi government forces retake Ramadi, in first major victory over ISIS without help of Shia militias. Mosul next?Ahmad al-Rubaye and Jean-Marc Mojon, 12/28/2015, 10:07 AM

ISIS abandons last stronghold in Ramadi

Iraqi forces score biggest victory against ISIS as the group abandons key city of Ramadi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2015, 4:44 AM

ISIS snipers holding off Iraqi forces in key city

Dramatic final battle at Ramadi compound rages on, as jihadists use snipers, car bombs, and trapped civilians in last gasp effort.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2015, 1:08 PM

Iraqi forces in final push to retake key ISIS city

Anbar province capital Ramadi was captured by ISIS in May, but now Iraqi special forces are down to governmental compound gunfight showdown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2015, 2:00 PM

Iraqi forces poised to retake key city from ISIS

Iraqi government forces advance into central Ramadi, predict victory in a matter of days.Jean Marc Mojon, 12/22/2015, 8:42 PM

Iraqi fighters call to attack Turkey with an 'iron fist'

Thousands of Shi'ite militiamen protest in central Baghdad, saying Iraq should have attacked as soon as Turkish troops breached borders.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/12/2015, 6:44 PM

Top Iraqi Shi'ite cleric demands Turkey withdraw

Iraq's Grand Ayatollah lashes out at Turkey for deploying troops without approval, after Erdogan says withdrawal 'out of the question.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2015, 1:25 PM

Iraqi forces retake large part of Ramadi city from ISIS

After months of intense fighting, officials say large area of southwestern Ramadi retaken by pro-government forces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2015, 6:16 PM

In numbers: 27,000 foreign fighters in Syria, Iraq

Foreign nationals join Syrian civil war in droves, has doubled since 2014.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2015, 8:16 AM

Iraq urges Turkey to 'immediately' withdraw troops

Baghdad insists Turkey withdraw 'illegally' deployed troops in Kurdish area of Iraq.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/5/2015, 6:11 PM

Jewish Kurds hold groundbreaking Iraq commemoration

Could a ceremony commemorating deadly anti-Semitic pogrom which led to Iraqi Jewish exodus also mark the start of a Jewish revival?Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2015, 9:15 PM

Iraqi PM: We don't need more US troops to fight ISIS

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi contradicts US Senators' claims he requested number of US troops increased from 3,550 to 10,000.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2015, 2:28 PM

ISIS rigs Yazidi mass grave with bombs

Grave of 123 Yazidi victims - mostly older women too old to be sex slaves - left rigged by ISIS as part of its genocide against Yazidis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/28/2015, 6:02 PM

Who's actually fighting in Syria and Iraq, and why?

Analysis breaks down the international players taking part in Middle East free-for-all, and reveals Iran is the biggest winner so far.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2015, 7:59 PM

Bombings near Iraq Sh'iite mosque kill six: officials

Nineteen wounded in bomb blast as ISIS battle for Iraq continues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2015, 1:49 PM

Iraq warned France of terror strike the day before Paris attacks

Iraqi intelligence warned that ISIS is planning attacks in Western countries, particularly France.Matt Wanderman, 11/15/2015, 9:40 PM

Report: Yazidis torch Muslim homes in revenge for ISIS genocide

Some Sunnis had identified their Yazidi neighbors in Sinjar - recently recaptured by Kurds - for ISIS to brutally kill and rape.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/15/2015, 4:20 PM

ISIS mass grave of Yazidi women found

Grave of around 80 women too old to be made ISIS sex slaves found on edge of town liberated from the brutal jihadist group.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/14/2015, 6:53 PM

Kurdish leader declares victory in key battle with ISIS

Iraqi Kurdish President says Kurdish forces have liberated the town of Sinjar from jihadists, in key strategic and symbolic victory.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2015, 3:00 PM

ISIS committed genocide against Yazidis, says Holocaust Museum

Holocaust Memorial Museum releases new report about the genocide committed by ISIS against Iraqi minorities.Ben Ariel, 11/13/2015, 3:43 AM

Iraq: Kurds launch major offensive to retake Sinjar from ISIS

Kurdish peshmerga, backed by US close air support, finally launch operation to take back Kurdish town and avenge Yazidi genocide.Abdel Hamid Zebari, 11/12/2015, 9:57 AM

US reveals: Over 3,000 Iranian troops in Syria, Iraq

Top US military officer says Iran has 2,000 soldiers in Syria, 1,000 in Iraq; Defense Sec. hints at 'direct US action on the ground.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2015, 7:07 PM

Watch: Footage shows US, Kurdish forces raiding ISIS prison

Rare footage: US special forces joined Kurdish Peshmerga in rare, dramatic mission inside ISIS territory in Iraq.Ari Soffer, 10/25/2015, 2:54 PM

Iraq: Assault to Retake ISIS-Held Ramadi Looming

After months of practically no progress, pro-government forces make gains against ISIS in Ramadi and Baiji.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2015, 8:45 PM

ISIS Confirms That US Killed Its Number Two Leader

ISIS statement acknowledges US killed Abu Mutaz al-Qurashi, saying his 'only wish was to die in the name of Allah.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2015, 8:47 PM

Iraq Still Unsure if it Got ISIS Chief

Iraq racing to confirm reports its airstrike wounded Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and killed several other ISIS leaders.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2015, 1:35 PM

Tests Show ISIS Used Mustard Gas on Kurds

Blood samples show ISIS used chemical weapons in assault against Kurdish forces in Iraq.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/8/2015, 4:31 PM

Popularity for 'Putin the Shiite' Sky-High in Iraq

Iraqi Shiites are very enthusiastic about Russia's involvement in neighboring Syria; 'Hajji Putin is better than Hussein Obama.'Jean-Marc Mojon, Raji Nasser, 10/8/2015, 12:52 PM

New French Campaign Aims to Combat Radicalization

French government ad campaign features mourning families to discourage young people from joining extremists in Syria.Ben Ariel, 10/8/2015, 3:45 AM

Iraq Steps Up Anti-ISIS Coordination with Iran, Syria, Russia

Iraq, Russia, Iran and Syria set up an intelligence committee in Baghdad in order to coordinate fight against ISIS.Arutz Sheva North America, 9/27/2015, 9:55 PM

France Launches First Anti-ISIS Airstrikes in Syria

French jets hit several 'Islamic State' targets, after government expands operations previously limited to Iraqi territory.Ari Soffer, 9/27/2015, 10:38 AM

Refugee Crisis: US, UK 'Ignoring Christians, Preferring Muslims'

Homeless Christians from Syria and Lebanon who manage to reach Western nations often suffer discrimination, says Gatestone Institute.Hillel Fendel, 9/16/2015, 1:27 PM

Revenge: Iraqi Sex Slave Kills ISIS Commander Who Abused Her

Senior jihadist commander held woman captive for three months and subjected her to horrific abuse - until she had her revenge.Ari Soffer, 9/7/2015, 12:21 PM

Iraq Starts Using F-16s Against ISIS

Iraq announces it has put F-16 warplanes acquired from the United States into action against ISIS jihadists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/7/2015, 5:42 AM

Report: Palestinian Terrorist Committed ISIS Suicide Bombing

In what appears to be the first suicide bombing committed by a Palestinian terrorist for ISIS, two Iraqi generals were killed.Cynthia Blank, 9/1/2015, 6:49 PM

US Vet Helping Kurds in Iraq: Iran is a Greater Threat than ISIS

American training Kurds finds Iran doing same atrocities, 'it's just not as reported'; prepares for Iranian escalation after deal approved.Ari Yashar, 8/25/2015, 5:23 PM

Report: Israel Importing Three-Quarters of its Oil from Kurds

Financial Times reports Israel has imported as much as three-quarters of its oil from Iraq’s Kurdish north in recent months.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/24/2015, 3:15 AM

Early Tests Find Traces of Mustard Gas in ISIS Mortars

Senior American military official confirms preliminary tests show traces of sulfur mustard on mortars fired by ISIS.Ben Ariel, Canada, 8/21/2015, 11:02 PM

ISIS Claims American Responsible for Suicide Bombing

Islamic State names American citizen as one of four terrorists 'martyred' in north Iraq suicide attack.Tova Dvorin, 8/21/2015, 5:23 PM

Chemical Watchdog 'Concerned' by ISIS Use of Mustard Gas

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons voices serious concern over reports that ISIS used chemical weapons.Ben Ariel, 8/18/2015, 4:16 AM

Testing Confirms ISIS Used Mustard Gas in Syria

Officials say test results from ISIS attack in Syria confirm mustard agent was used. Similar attack in Iraq still under investigation.Elad Benari, 8/16/2015, 6:40 AM

Report: ISIS Used Mustard Gas Against Kurds in Iraq

Senior American officials say it is believed ISIS jihadists used mustard agent in an attack on Kurdish forces in Iraq.Elad Benari, 8/14/2015, 3:16 AM

Will Iraq be Partitioned?

Iraqi PM furious as outgoing top US commander in Iraq says it may need to be divided; ISIS truck bombing illustrates volatile reality.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2015, 8:37 PM

ISIS Truck Bomb Devastates Baghdad Market, Killing 38

At least 38 killed and 74 more injured in one of the deadliest single attacks to hit the Iraqi capital in months.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2015, 10:20 AM

UN Warns of Shortage in Food Assistance to Iraq

A major shortage of aid funding for Iraq threatens food assistance, warns the UN's humanitarian coordinator for the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/10/2015, 5:44 AM

ISIS Executed 2,000 in Mosul Since Takeover

Officials says ISIS has executed more than 2,000 people in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul since seizing it last year.Ben Ariel, Canada, 8/7/2015, 10:55 PM

Fitch Ratings: Iraqi Economy at Risk of Default

Adding to embattled country's woes, Fitch Ratings grades Iraq lowest possible rating, B-.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2015, 3:44 PM

Displaced Iraq Christians in Frontline Prayer for Return

Christian clerics pray in ruins of a monastery not far from jihadists, marking a year since Christians driven from ancient centers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2015, 9:53 PM

Britain Extends Iraq Airstrikes By a Year

Britain announces it is extending its airstrikes against ISIS group targets in Iraq by a year to March 2017.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/5/2015, 5:16 AM

Kurdish Rebels Prepare for War with Turkey

In their Iraqi bastions, Kurdish PKK militants bracing for all-out conflict with Turkey as Ankara steps up bombing campaign.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/30/2015, 6:31 PM