'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

Iraq Forces Repel ISIS Car Bomb Assault

Iraqi security forces use anti-tank missiles to repel suicide bombers driving vehicles packed with explosives, including a bulldozer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2015, 2:10 PM

Fight Against ISIS Could Take 'A Generation or More'

General John Allen notes ISIS is a 'global threat' that has wreaked havoc on the Middle East; fight 'will be a long campaign.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/3/2015, 9:56 PM

More than 10,000 ISIS Jihadis Killed in Airstrikes

US Deputy Secretary of State dismisses criticism of air campaign, insists 'significant progress' has been made in fight against ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/3/2015, 2:39 PM

Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander Killed in Iraq

Commander Jassem Nouri was fighting ISIS alongside Hezbollah in Ramadi takeover.Tova Dvorin, 6/1/2015, 7:22 PM

Two ISIS Propaganda Filmmakers Killed in Iraq Airstrike

American national believed to be one of dozens of ISIS commanders killed in response to brutal execution of Iraqi soldier.Ari Soffer, 6/1/2015, 1:33 PM

Iraqi PM: We Lost 2,300 Armored Vehicles to ISIS

Iraqi security forces lost 2,300 Humvee vehicles when ISIS overran Mosul, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi reveals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/1/2015, 3:44 AM

Just Like ISIS: Iraqi Shia Militiamen Burn Sunni Man Alive

In gruesome reenactment of ISIS burning of Jordanian pilot, Sunni man accused of belonging to ISIS burned by Iraqi militias.Ari Soffer, 5/31/2015, 5:30 PM

ISIS Claims Blasts at Upscale Baghdad Hotels

ISIS claims responsibility for car bombings at two upscale Baghdad hotels that killed at least nine people.Ben Ariel, Canada, 5/29/2015, 9:17 PM

Dual Bombs Blast Baghdad Hotels

Car bombs rip through upscale hotels in center of Iraqi capital, leaving at least 9 dead and dozens others wounded.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/29/2015, 11:32 AM

Blasts in Baghdad Kill at Least 3

Car bombs explode near two of the Iraqi capital's most high-profile hotels, killing at least three people and wounding 13.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/29/2015, 1:45 AM

Iraq Exhumes 500 Bodies from ISIS Massacre in Tikrit

Remains of nearly 500 people, believed to have been executed by ISIS during Speicher massacre in Tikrit, exhumed Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2015, 1:32 PM

When Baghdad Burned: The June 1941 Farhud Massacre

The fusion of Nazism and Arab nationalism in the Middle East spelled unimaginable horror for Iraq's ancient Jewish community.Edwin Black, 5/27/2015, 4:44 PM

Senior Shia Cleric Criticises Sectarian Name of Anti-ISIS Op.

Influential Shi'ite cleric says codename for operation against ISIS in Anbar could paint already-sectarian war...as a sectarian war.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/27/2015, 4:20 PM

US Laments Shia Militias' Blatantly Sectarian Name for Iraq Op.

Shia Islamist militias inflame tensions by using Shia slogan for operation to oust ISIS from majority-Sunni Anbar Province.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2015, 10:30 PM

Iraq Cutting Off ISIS Ahead of Offensive to Retake Ramadi

Iraqi forces try to tighten noose on capital of largest province which fell to ISIS, full scale assault within days.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2015, 7:57 PM

Iraq Blocking Citizens Fleeing ISIS

Aid group says Iraq is forcing people from Anbar province, where Ramadi recently fell to ISIS, to return to the battle zones.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2015, 7:05 PM

How Iran's Militias Are Better Than Iraq's Army

Soldiers reveal 'will to fight' isn't Iraqi army's only problems, as lack of supplies and leadership highlight benefits of Shi'ite forces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2015, 3:45 PM

Joe Biden Tries to Smooth Iraq Ties After Pentagon Outburst

Vice President attempts to smooth tensions with Baghdad after US Sec of Defense suggests the Iraqis have lost 'will to fight' ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2015, 9:08 PM

Iraq Condemns US Defense Secretary Carter's Criticism

After US defense chief says Iraq lacks will to defeat ISIS, Iraqi leaders and generals note surprise, say he was 'fed wrong information.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2015, 2:10 PM

Sec of Def Ashton Carter: Iraqis Have No 'Will to Fight' ISIS

US Secretary of Defense criticizes Iraqi forces for fleeing Ramadi and leaving the city to ISIS, despite having them 'vastly outnumbered'Matt Wanderman, 5/24/2015, 11:51 PM

Iraqi Deputy PM Berates 'Shameful' Retreat from ISIS

Sunni politician condemns army fleeing from ISIS as it conquered Ramadi, says US airstrikes are 'not enough.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2015, 1:09 PM

ISIS Conquers Last Syrian Border Crossing to Iraq

ISIS continues blitz, seizing last crossing held by Assad's regime forces and solidifying hold after conquering half of Syria.Ari Yashar, 5/22/2015, 9:58 AM

Pentagon to Expedite Shipment of Shoulder Weapons to Iraq

An expedited shipment of 2,000 shoulder-fired weapons from Washington expected to arrive in Iraq next week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/22/2015, 4:43 AM

American Airstrike in Syria Killed 2 Children, Military Admits

Officials in the United States military admit that airstrikes against Islamist extremists in Syria killed two children last November.Ben Ariel, 5/22/2015, 3:16 AM

US Arming Iraq with 1,000 Anti-Tank Missile Systems against ISIS

Systems needed to deal with massive suicide car bomb onslaughts by ISIS, as US wonders what went wrong in Ramadi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/20/2015, 9:10 PM

ISIS Enters Ancient Palmyra, Threatening Priceless Artifacts

Islamic State jihadists enter ancient Syrian city for second time, after briefly taking parts on Saturday, now control a third of the city.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/20/2015, 8:59 PM

Obama Considering Arming Iraqi Sunni Tribes against ISIS

White House facing criticism over substituting decisive policy for 'posturing and half-measures,' after ISIS advances in Iraq.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/20/2015, 1:43 PM

Militias, ISIS Amass for Shia-Sunni Showdown in Iraq's Ramadi

After Islamic State sweeps Iraqi army aside in 3-day blitz, Iranian-backed militias poised for counterattack; Iranian DM visits Baghdad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2015, 11:54 AM

Pentagon: Situation in Ramadi Remains 'Contested'

Pentagon says situation in Ramadi remains "fluid and contested" after ISIS claims it captured the city.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2015, 4:13 AM

ISIS Completes Capture of Iraq's Ramadi

ISIS seals its capture of Ramadi after a dramatic pullout by Iraqi forces.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2015, 1:12 AM

British Suicide Bomber Helps ISIS Take Control of Iraqi City

'Abu Musa al-Britani' said to have detonated himself, as Islamic State forces inch closer to taking full control of Ramadi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2015, 3:32 PM

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