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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

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

Youth Throughout the Arab World Support 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: No DNA 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'

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

US 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

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

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 '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

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 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

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'

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 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 Still Battling ISIS in Tikrit

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

US Christians Back Emerging Private War on ISIS

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 Fight for 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 Recapture

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 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

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

Japan Funds UNESCO Mission to Save Iraq's Heritage

New initiative to use satellite imaging and other tools to stop jihadists from destroying artifacts or selling them on black market.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/28/2015, 8:38 PM

US and Iran Vying for Influence in Tikrit Battle

Iran-backed militias pull back and US forces keen to give strong showing in fight against ISIS stronghold at Hussein's hometown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2015, 5:50 PM

First Iraqi Official Visits Assad Since War Began

In first visit by senior official since outbreak of war in 2011, Iraqi FM meets with Syrian president, urges greater cooperation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2015, 3:50 PM

Iranian General in Iraq 'Whenever Needed'

The commander of Iraq's Badr militia says that Iran's top officer provides assistance in Iraq "whenever we need him".Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/23/2015, 3:15 AM

Ex-CIA Head Says Iran Greater Danger than ISIS

Rebuking Obama rapprochement, Petraeus warns Iran is taking control in Iraq, and is an enemy of the US and its allies.Ari Yashar, 3/20/2015, 2:53 PM

UN Report: ISIS May Have Committed Genocide

Report listing atrocities committed by ISIS shows it is guilty of 'war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide' against Yazidis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/19/2015, 12:50 PM

ISIS Beheads Four as Tikrit Advance Slows

Anti-ISIS advance slows significantly as Iraqi army and Shia militias encounter stiff resistance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2015, 10:52 AM

United States Concerned About ISIS Use of Chlorine

American military "concerned" about reports that ISIS jihadists used chlorine gas, but cannot confirm the account.Ben Ariel, 3/17/2015, 1:46 AM

WHO Bemoans Lack of Treatment for Millions in Iraq

World Health Organization says more than five million in need of health services - but no funds to provide it.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/16/2015, 4:41 PM

Saddam's Tomb Levelled in Fighting for Tikrit

Tomb of Saddam Hussein virtually leveled in heavy clashes between ISIS and Iraqi forces fighting for Tikrit.Ben Ariel, 3/16/2015, 5:16 AM

Hezbollah to Send Hundreds of Terrorists to Iraq

Lebanese Shia terrorist group to send at least 800 elite fighters to battle ISIS in northern Iraq, according to pan-Arab paper.Ari Soffer, 3/15/2015, 7:23 PM

Iraqi Forces Poised for Final Assault on Tikrit

Iraqi army and Shia Islamist militia forces surround last remaining ISIS jihadis, say they'll finish them off in '72 hours'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/14/2015, 7:30 PM

Is ISIS Collapsing or Expanding?

Iraq backed by Iran is retaking Tikrit stronghold and repulsing ISIS, even as the group gains alliances in Africa and threatens White House.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/13/2015, 2:48 PM

Iran Deepening Involvement in Iraq's War on ISIS

Iraq welcomes Iranian soldiers, advisers on its soil as it fights to liberate Tikrit.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 3/13/2015, 2:04 PM

Iraq's First Christian Brigade Graduates

'Tiger Guards,' formed from Assyrian force, takes on ISIS in Kurdish region of Iraq after graduating training.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2015, 7:12 PM