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Why Now? Baghdadi Message Reaffirms ISIS Leadership

Tape of Islamic State leader released last week meant to dispel incapacitation rumors - but when was it recorded?Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2015, 10:54 AM

US Kills Senior ISIS Leader in Syria, Captures His Wife

US Special Operations forces eliminate one of ISIS's top logistical leaders in daring Saturday raid, which saw 'hand-to-hand combat.'Matt Wanderman, 5/16/2015, 8:58 PM

Dead or Alive? Recording of Saddam Deputy Airs on Iraqi TV

TV channel of Baath party releases an audio recording purportedly of Saddam Hussein’s deputy some officials said had been killed.Ben Ariel, Canada, 5/15/2015, 10:19 PM

ISIS Seizes Iraqi City of Ramadi

ISIS fighters seize the government compound in the city of Ramadi, capital of Anbar province.Ben Ariel, Canada, 5/15/2015, 8:34 PM

ISIS Leader Releases New Recording Amid Reports of Injury

In new audio recording, ISIS head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi urges Muslims to emigrate to his self-proclaimed "caliphate".Ben Ariel, 5/15/2015, 3:16 AM

US Denies Killing ISIS Leader, Bombing Mosque

Central Command confirms that coalition aircraft did not strike Tal Afar jihadist meeting.Tova Dvorin, 5/13/2015, 10:03 PM

Number of Displaced in Iraq Hits 2.8 Million - Syria Even Worse

International agencies struggling to provide for growing number of internal refugees; some 7.6 million displaced in Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/12/2015, 9:24 PM

Baghdad Blasts Targeting Shia Muslim Pilgrims Kill Six

Bomb blast and mortar shells target Shia worshippers heading to Baghdad shrine.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/12/2015, 9:09 PM

Bush: I Would've Authorized Iraq Invasion

Possible Republican candidate says he would have authorized the 2003 invasion of Iraq, points out that Hillary Clinton did as well.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/11/2015, 5:14 AM

Mayor Slates Security Failures in Iraq ISIS Prison Break

Mayor of Khalis says Islamic State able to spring inmates in bloody raid after administration didn't listen to his warnings over security.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/10/2015, 9:35 PM

ISIS Springs Jailed Fighters in Bloody Iraq Prison Break

Forty inmates - many of them terrorists - escape prison 30 miles from Baghdad; ISIS hails break as successful operation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/9/2015, 11:11 PM

ISIS Launches Fresh Offensive at Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery

Pro-government forces having a hard time dislodging Islamic State fighters from Baiji oil refinery near Mosul.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2015, 4:26 PM

Pentagon: Iraq Oil Refinery Under Threat from ISIS

Pentagon spokesman says ISIS has entered the Baiji refinery in Iraq and controls parts of it.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2015, 2:45 AM

Students Gather Packages for Christian Refugees Fleeing ISIS

Im Tirtzu, Israeli Christian Recruitment Forum team up with Israeli volunteers to aid Christians in Iraq and Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2015, 7:00 PM

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Baghdad Car Bomb Attack

ISIS claims responsibility for car bomb attack in Baghdad that killed at least 19 people, says it was targeting a Shiite militia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/4/2015, 3:46 AM

Shadow of Saddam Lives on in Iraq

Likely death of Saddam Hussein's deputy Izzat al-Duri celebrated by many Iraqis - but reveals Baathist links to ongoing ISIS insurgency.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/3/2015, 10:28 AM

ISIS Kills 300 Yazidis West of Mosul

Yazidi and Iraqi officials say 300 Yazidi captives killed by ISIS in the Tal Afar district near Mosul.Ben Ariel, 5/3/2015, 5:22 AM

Report: ISIS Head Incapacitated Due to Spinal Damage

The Guardian reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is suffering from spinal damage sustained in an airstrike.Ben Ariel, Canada, 5/2/2015, 1:00 AM

Arabs from Saudi Arabia to Iraq Voice Support for Israel

From Jeddah with love? How an Arab Israeli soldier's quest to enlist his countrymen led him to an unexpected source of pro-Israel sentiment.Ari Soffer, 4/30/2015, 5:43 PM

Iraq Offers Amnesty to Forces Who Fled ISIS

Forces who fled during Islamic State's assault last June will receive amnesty provided they return to unit within 30 days, Iraqi PM says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/30/2015, 2:23 PM

Iraq is Losing the 'Psychological War' to ISIS

Iraqi government furious as rumors inflate ISIS achievements, and 110,000 people flee only dozens of terrorists in key province.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/29/2015, 3:23 PM

Eight Iraqis Shot Dead, Dumped in Baghdad

Spiraling violence against refugees from ISIS-ruled Anbar province turning Baghdad into a sectarian powder-keg.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2015, 4:17 PM

UN Employee Kidnapped in Iraq

A United Nations employee abducted northeast of Baghdad, says spokeswoman for the UN mission in the country.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2015, 2:46 AM

Iraq: ISIS Stones Two Men to Death for Adultery

Grisly photos from Nineveh province in northern Iraq shows Islamic state execution.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/27/2015, 5:24 PM

Turkey Battles Iran In Strategic Chess Game

Turkey is worrying more and more about Iranian power, but think they might have left themselves exposed.Gedalyah Reback, 4/26/2015, 1:31 PM

Iraq Doesn't Have DNA Results to Test Body of 'Saddam Deputy'

Iraq's health ministry does not have DNA results from a close relative of Izzat al-Duri that could determine whether he was killed.Ben Ariel, Canada, 4/24/2015, 10:49 PM

Erdogan: ISIS is a 'Virus' Working to Destroy Muslims

Turkish President launches one of his strongest attacks yet against the Islamic State.Ben Ariel, 4/23/2015, 6:42 AM

US Coalition Carries Out Second 24-Hour Blitz Against ISIS

Coalition unleashes 22 airstrikes over past 24 hours, targeting Islamic State positions north and west of Baghdad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2015, 9:23 PM

UN: 114,000 Flee Iraq's Ramadi Area Due to ISIS Advances

War with ISIS escalates refugee problem, with 2.7 million people displaced from Iraq in 2014.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2015, 4:32 PM

Ex-Hussein Intel Officer Planned ISIS's Rise to Power

Report based on newly revealed documents shows how former chief officer under Iraq's dictator made 'blueprint' for ISIS's Syria conquest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/20/2015, 7:39 AM

Iraq Regains Control of Oil Refinery Over ISIS

Baghdad makes incremental progress in fighting ISIS, clears the group out of sensitive oil refinery after 10-month struggle.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/19/2015, 10:43 PM

Iraq Examining Reports that Saddam's Deputy Killed

Iraq to test the body of a man killed in clashes with pro-government forces who may be former vice president Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri.Ben Ariel, Canada, 4/17/2015, 8:41 PM

Visit the 'Sacred' Site Where ISIS Massacred Shi'ites

Tigris waterfront at Hussein's ex-palace in Tikrit has turned into a pilgrimage destination - and is where the tide turned against ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2015, 2:55 PM

Iraqi PM: We Welcome Iran's Assistance Against ISIS

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi welcomes Iran's assistance in the fight against ISIS but warns Tehran to respect Iraq's sovereignty.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2015, 4:16 AM

ISIS Seizes Parts of Iraq's Largest Refinery

ISIS jihadists break into Iraq's massive Baiji oil refinery and seize some of its facilities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/16/2015, 2:44 AM

UN Envoy to Visit Iraq, Syria to Address Sexual Violence

UN envoy to make Middle East tour to speak about sexual violence in the context of terror, particularly by ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/15/2015, 6:36 PM

Watch: Kurdish Fighters Blow ISIS Suicide-Bomber Sky-High

Spectacular video shows Peshmerga scoring a direct hit on a jihadi truck-bomb - sending it hurtling through the air... for a while.Ari Soffer, 4/14/2015, 7:20 PM

ISIS Lost a Quarter of its Territory in Iraq - Pentagon

US military claims air campaign has helped Iraqi ground forces push back Islamic State; group still strong in Syria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/14/2015, 3:02 PM

Car Bombs Kill Eight in Baghdad

Bombings mark resurgence of explosions in the capital since ISIS took over in 2014.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/14/2015, 11:49 AM

Speicher Massacre Victims Found at Hussein's Palace

Victims thought to have been murdered in ISIS massacre of mostly Shi'ite recruits found in mass graves at Hussein's compound.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/13/2015, 2:34 PM

New MK Optimistic about Israeli-Kurdish Future

Ksenia Svetlova of the Zionist Union, an expert in Arab and Kurdish affairs, sees growth in future ties with Kurds in Syria and Iraq.Gedalyah Reback, 4/13/2015, 12:45 AM

Biden Says Iraq Doesn't Want to be Iran's 'Puppet'

After Iran's very public role in Tikrit battle, Biden claims Iraq doesn't want to be 'vassal state,' says ISIS unified all Iraqis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2015, 10:44 PM

ISIS Completely Blows up Ancient City of Nimrud

800-year-old city and archaeological treasure trove leveled by ISIS in new video, to 'remove idolatry.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2015, 10:32 PM

ISIS Releases 227 Yazidi Captives

Yazidis released in Kirkuk; second batch of prisoner releases in 2015.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2015, 5:30 PM

Why Has Support for the Yazidis Disappeared?

Expert explains fight of Iraqi minority group against ISIS, which is complicated by Kurds aligning closer with Iran.Gedalyah Reback, 4/8/2015, 7:55 AM

Iraqi Forces Battle ISIS in Tikrit a Week after City 'Retaken'

Pockets of Islamic State fighters still pose a risk for Iraqi pro-government troops; ISIS attack kills seven, including police colonel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/7/2015, 8:25 PM

Americans Help Raise Anti-ISIS Christian Militia in Iraq

As jihadists threaten to wipe out Iraqi Christians, their US coreligionists are backing a controversial private war against ISIS.Arutz Sheva, 4/7/2015, 4:03 PM

Christians Struggle to Maintain Legacy versus ISIS

Decimated by 12 years of war in Iraq and Syria, Christians find refuge in Kurdistan and in a new militia.Gedalyah Reback, 4/7/2015, 11:43 AM

The US is Under-Arming the Kurds against ISIS

As ISIS employs modern equipment, the Kurds are not getting new weapons at the same time Iran makes gains instead.Gedalyah Reback, 4/6/2015, 11:51 PM

Watch: ISIS Destroys Ancient Iraqi City of Hatra

Islamic State jihadists use pickaxes, assault rifles and sledgehammers to reduce UNESCO world heritage site to rubble.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/5/2015, 8:50 PM

Reports of Shi'ite War Crimes in Tikrit

Amnesty International investigating reports that Iraqi forces and militias committing serious violations in conquering Tikrit from ISIS.Aruz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2015, 6:44 PM

Amnesty Probing Iraqi Abuses in Tikrit Takeover

Human rights group Amnesty International said Thursday it was investigating Iraqi forces for human rights violations in Tikrit battle.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2015, 2:07 PM

Iraq: Militiamen Loot Tikrit After its Recapture from ISIS

Pro-government militiamen seen looting shops in the center of Tikrit, a day after it was recaptures from ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2015, 3:15 AM

Iraq 'Liberates' Tikrit in Key ISIS Defeat

With help from US and Iran who vied for influence, Iraq takes back fortified city chalking up largest victory against ISIS yet - or did it?Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2015, 8:01 PM

Canadian Lawmakers Vote to Expand Anti-ISIS Campaign

Motion to expand airstrikes against ISIS passes by a majority of 142 to 129, despite objections from opposition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2015, 6:46 AM

Iran: US Killed Two Revolutionary Guard Advisors in Iraq

US offensive against ISIS in Tikrit killed two Iranian Revolutionary Guard advisors, Tehran claims; US denies.Tova Dvorin, 3/30/2015, 7:12 PM

Ban in Iraq, Where US and Iran Vie for Influence

UN head meets Iraqi PM, president and FM for talks of an undisclosed nature, as US and Iran try to assert themselves in key Tikrit battle.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/30/2015, 11:09 AM