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

Iraqi Politician: Iraq Should Open Embassy in Israel

Iraqi Ummah Party leader wants normalization with Israel, says Muslim world created ISIS by tolerating 'mentality of vengeance.'Ari Soffer, 7/29/2015, 7:39 PM

Iran Starts Building $2.5 Billion Power Plant in Iraq

Iran announces start of its largest engineering services project ever, as its influence expands in Iraq even as American influence fades.Ari Yashar, 7/27/2015, 3:38 PM

US Chief of Staff Blames Obama-Clinton Iraq Policy for ISIS

US Army general who spent most years in Iraq condemns 'frustrating' pullout against his advice that led to rise of ISIS.Ari Yashar, 7/22/2015, 9:00 AM

White House Decries ISIS 'Atrocities' After Bombing Kills 90

ISIS bombing on Muslim holiday leaves 16-ft wide crater and 90 dead. White House condemns 'purposeful and vicious' civilian targeting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/18/2015, 11:55 PM

Hamas, Saudis to Work Together Against ISIS?

There's no love lost between Hamas and Saudi Arabia, but a common enemy may bring the two together.Yaakov Levi, 7/16/2015, 10:22 AM

US Returns Hundreds of Iraqi Artifacts After Raid on ISIS

ISIS's top financier caught with artifacts raided from Assyrian-era historical sites; they were likely to be sold on the black market.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/15/2015, 6:56 PM

ISIS Breaks Own Cruelty Record: Blows Up Baby for Demonstration

Arabic media reports say ISIS trainer taught recruits booby-trap methods by blowing up infant child.Hillel Fendel, 7/13/2015, 9:52 PM

21 Killed in String of Baghdad Bombings

A string of bomb explosions, including two suicide attacks, kill at least 21 in Shiite-dominated neighborhoods of Iraqi capital.Ben Ariel, 7/13/2015, 3:15 AM

ISIS Jihadists Attack Iraqi Forces in Anbar

ISIS fighters attack Iraqi police and soldiers in an area considered a major staging ground for operations to reconquer Anbar.Arutz Sheva North America, 7/11/2015, 12:06 AM

Obama: The Fight Against ISIS Will be Long

President Obama says the coalition battling ISIS would intensify its campaign, but warns there could still be setbacks.Ben Ariel, 7/7/2015, 1:13 AM

How ISIS is Making Sunnis an Offer They Can't Refuse

Experts reveal the tactics of intimidation and promises of protection that ISIS is using to try and tip the power balance in Iraq, Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2015, 2:41 PM

Iraqi Warplane Accidentally Bombs Baghdad; Seven Dead

At least seven dead after plane malfunctions over eastern Baghdad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2015, 12:40 PM

Christians Fight Back Against ISIS's Islamic War

After suffering choice of forced conversion, tax to stay Christian or death, Iraqi Christians are taking up arms to fight for their faith.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/2/2015, 3:02 PM

US, Iran-Backed Shi'ite Forces Not Cooperating

Pentagon reveals Shi'ite fighters at Iraqi base where 450 US troops were sent, but that the two forces not working together to fight ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2015, 10:45 AM

Australian Jihadists Beheaders Killed in Iraq

Two Australian citizens believed killed fighting for ISIS in Iraqi city of Mosul; one posted pictures of young son holding severed heads.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2015, 9:54 AM

American Airstrike Kills 'Person of Interest' in Benghazi Attack

Pentagon says an ISIS operative involved in the 2012 Benghazi attack was killed in an airstrike in northern Iraq.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2015, 3:43 AM

ISIS to Turn Biblical Prophet Jonah's Tomb into a 'Fun Park'

Iraqi minister decries 'crime against heritage' as ISIS contracts to build 'park and fun city' on tomb of ancient Jewish prophet in Mosul.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/22/2015, 12:37 PM

One Year On, No Quick Fix to ISIS 'Caliphate'

Islamic State here to stay for foreseeable future, experts say - but how is it enduring US-led air campaign and Kurdish onslaught?Sara Hussein, 6/20/2015, 9:32 PM

Watch: Rice's Damning List of Hillary Clinton's Accomplishments

National Security Adviser praises Democratic candidate for Iraq pullout and TPP - exposing Middle East blindness and trade deal flip-flop.Ari Yashar, 6/19/2015, 8:34 AM

ISIS Foreign Legion Unleashes Quadruple Car Bombing

Four ISIS suicide car bombers, a Kuwaiti, Palestinian Arab, Briton and German, leave at least 11 fighters dead in Toyota convoy of death.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2015, 9:05 PM

Iraq's Ex-PM Blames ISIS Success on Mother of All Conspiracies

Instead of admitting attempt to commandeer army and isolate Sunni majority, ex-premier says 'it's a conspiracy to deny conspiracy.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2015, 8:46 PM

ISIS Video Celebrates a Year to Its 'Caliphate'

One year later, ISIS recalls capture of Mosul when US-trained Iraqi troops fled in a lavish propaganda film.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2015, 9:29 PM

Obama Sends More Troops to Iraq, But Still No ISIS Strategy

450 more US personnel will join 3,100 military advisers already in Iraq; Republicans slam Obama for 'tactical' moves without strategy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2015, 10:05 AM

Obama Approves 450 More Troops for Iraq

President Obama approves the deployment of 450 more American military trainers to Iraq as fight against ISIS continues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2015, 12:15 AM

Report: Yazidis Kill Arab Villagers in Revenge Attack

In response to endless massacres and mass rapes by ISIS and other jihadists, Yazidi militias strike Sunni villages in Iraq.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/10/2015, 10:59 AM

Pentagon Planning to Deploy More Troops to Iraq

Pentagon spokesman reveals new plans to train more Iraqi forces and Sunni tribal fighters are being finalized.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2015, 9:46 PM

Iraqi Government HQ Lethally Assaulted by Terrorists

Terrorists launch attack during council meeting, leaving civilians and police dead; attack exactly one year after ISIS launched offensive.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2015, 3:29 PM

Iraqi Forces Advance in ISIS-Controlled Baiji

Iraqi forces advance against ISIS in Baiji as they try to retake the strategic town for a second time.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/8/2015, 3:44 AM

'Voice of Saddam's Regime' Dies at 79

Former Iraqi foreign minister Tareq Aziz dies in hospital after years of poor health as a convicted prisoner.Ben Ariel, Canada, 6/5/2015, 8:18 PM

Sunni Tribes in Iraq Swear Loyalty to ISIS

Influential tribal sheikhs announce allegiance to ISIS and express enmity to Shi'ite-run government, as sectarian tensions continue to boil.Ari Yashar, 6/4/2015, 4:48 PM