Iraqi security forces retake town south of Baghdad

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 day(s) ago

Iraqi security forces recapture town south of Baghdad, after days of fierce fighting in an attempt to prevent IS militants from edging closer to the capital.

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Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria’s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target - Iraq’s western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad.

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US air drops, Turkey boost Kurd battle against jihadists

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Kurds battling jihadists for the Syrian border town of Kobane welcomed a first US airdrop of weapons on Monday as neighbouring Turkey said it will help Iraqi Kurds to support the fight.

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Bomb blasts in Iraq kill at least 24

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

Three car bombs across Baghdad kills at least 24 people.

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Deadly blasts and approaching Islamic State militants spark concerns in Baghdad

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

A series of blasts kill 36 people in and around Baghdad over a two-hour span, and an Islamic State advance on the city spark concern among Iraqis.

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Iraq minorities face extinction from Islamic State onslaught - report

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

Iraq minorities face extinction from Islamic State onslaught - report

More than 12,000 civilians have been killed in Iraq so far this year, mainly by Islamic State (IS), and minorities facing ethnic cleansing are the principal victims, according to a report published on Thursday.

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25 dead in IS bombing in Baghdad

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

Islamic State claim responsibility for a suicide car bombing that kills at least 25 at a checkpoint in Baghdad.

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Does U.S. need Iran in fight against Islamic State?

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

University of Michigan Professor Emeritus Raymond Tanter talks with Trish Regan about the fight against the Islamic State as militants draw closer to Baghdad and the role of Iran in the battle. He speaks on “Street Smart.”

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Islamic State seizes Iraq base amid concern for Baghdad

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

Islamic State seizes Iraq base amid concern for Baghdad

Islamic State came closer to gaining full control of Iraq’s Anbar province after it seized a military base to the west of Baghdad that had been one of the government’s few remaining outposts there.

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Baghdad blasts kill at least 30

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

Three bombs explode in Shi'ite parts of Baghdad, killing at least 30 people.

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Islamic State forces 180,000 to flee in Iraq

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago 2 related news

Islamic State forces 180,000 to flee in Iraq

Fighting in Iraq's western Anbar province has forced up to 180,000 people to flee since the city of Hit fell to Islamic State earlier this month, the United Nations said on Monday.

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Kurds thwart IS in Kobane, Turkey boosts involvement

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 week(s) ago 2 related news

Attacking Islamic State jihadists met firm Kurdish resistance in the Syrian battleground town of Kobane, as neighbouring Turkey heeded pressure to intervene and handed the US access to its air bases.

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Kurds thwart IS militants in Syrian town of Kobane

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 week(s) ago 2 related news

Kurds thwart IS militants in Syrian town of Kobane

In Kobane, a pall of black smoke hung over the strategic town as the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported heavy militant losses.

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Kurds hold off Islamic State in Kobani; fighters strike in Iraq

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 week(s) ago 1 related news

Kurds hold off Islamic State in Kobani; fighters strike in Iraq

Kurdish defenders held off Islamic State militants in Syria's border town of Kobani on Sunday, but the fighters struck with deadly bombings in Iraq, killing dozens of Kurds in the north and assassinating a provincial police commander in the west.

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Bombings kill 45 in Shi'ite areas of Baghdad and outskirts: police

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

At least 45 people were killed in bombings in Baghdad and its rural outskirts on Saturday as the government continued to defend the capital against jihadists who four months ago seized major cities in northern Iraq.

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