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U.S. has used white phosphorus in Iraq

Pictures and videos posted online by the Pentagon show that the United States is using white phosphorus munitiions in its fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq.

Gun, suicide bomb attacks kill 12 in Iraq's Tikrit

Kuwait - Militants killed 12 people in a shooting and a suicide bombing Saturday in the northern city of Tikrit, which was recaptured from the Islamic State group last year, police said.

Iraq forces launch push on IS-held town

Kirkuk - Iraqi forces launched an operation on Tuesday to retake the town of Sherqat from the Islamic State group which has controlled it for more than two years, military sources said.

Bombings near Baghdad mall kill at least 13 people

Baghdad - Two overnight bomb blasts outside a shopping mall in central Baghdad killed at least 13 people and wounded more than 30, security and medical officials said on Saturday.

IS car bomb kills at least 7 in Baghdad

Baghdad - A car bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group killed at least seven people near a hospital in central Baghdad, police said.

Four killed as blasts rock Baghdad

Baghdad - At least four people were killed and 16 wounded on Friday when blasts, including at a weapons storage facility, rocked northeastern neighbourhoods of Baghdad, security sources said.

Suicide attack kills 18 in Iraq oasis town

Karbala - Attackers armed with suicide vests, rifles and grenades killed 18 people in the Iraqi oasis town of Ain al-Tamer, many of them guests at a wedding party, local officials said Monday."They were carrying Kalashnikovs, hand grenades.

Iraq parliament impeaches defence minister

Baghdad - Iraqi lawmakers on Thursday voted to impeach Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi over corruption allegations, MPs said.Obeidi lost a no confidence vote by 142 to 102 in a secret ballot, while 18 abstained, two members of parliament told AFP.

Iraq forces retake key town south of Mosul

Gayara - Iraqi forces on Thursday pushed the Islamic State group from Qayyarah, a northern town considered strategic for any future offensive against the jihadists' last stronghold of Mosul.

Iraq forces launch push to retake town south of Mosul

Kirkuk - Iraqi special forces led an operation on Tuesday aimed at retaking the jihadist-held town of Qayyarah, a key staging base for operations to attack Mosul, military sources said.

Iraq hangs 36 over 2014 massacre of recruits

Nasiriyah - Iraq on Sunday hanged 36 men convicted over the 2014 massacre by Sunni jihadists and allied militants of up to 1,700 military recruits, officials said.

Iraq MPs approve five new ministers after long delay

Baghdad - Iraq's parliament on Monday approved five new ministers after months of delay and repeated setbacks to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's efforts to replace the cabinet.

Kurdish journalist killed in northern Iraq fighting

- An Iraqi Kurdish reporter was killed and another wounded on Sunday during a military operation against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq, officials said.

Arson likely in deadly Iraq maternity ward fire, govt says

Baghdad - A fire that killed 13 children in an Iraqi maternity ward was apparently started intentionally, the health ministry's spokesman said on Sunday.

IS kills five for smuggling people out of its territory: SITE

Baghdad - The Islamic State group killed five men in Iraq for smuggling people out of territory it controls, the SITE Intelligence Group said on Friday.

Baghdad hospital blaze leaves 12 newborns dead

Baghdad - A fire tore through the maternity ward of one of Baghdad's largest hospitals Wednesday, killing at least 12 premature babies, medical and security officials said.

Two years of anti-IS strikes in numbers

Baghdad - The first strikes of a US-led campaign against the Islamic State group were launched in Iraq two years ago on Monday, with coalition operations later expanding to Syria.

Iraq's widely reviled parliament mired in turmoil

Baghdad - As Iraq faces jihadists, financial woes and endemic corruption, parliament -- the heart of its government -- has been mired in turmoil and failed to address the country's problems.

IS kills people trying to flee Iraq town

Kirkuk - The Islamic State group has killed several residents attempting to flee Hawijah, officers and local officials said Friday, as Iraqi forces prepared for an operation against the jihadist-held area.

Iraq blast survivors live with fear and nightmares

Baghdad - Sheets of flame and smoke engulfed the street and buildings around Sami Aziz's Baghdad shop, burning people alive in scenes he likened to "the day of judgement".
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