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Iraqi army recaptures highway near Tikrit
Highway linking Tiktrit and Baghdad, and villages alongside it, are reclaimed by Iraqi forces after battles with ISIL.
Last updated: 23 Oct 2014 02:02 GMT
Blackwater guards convicted in Iraq killings
Four ex-employees of US security firm found guilty of charges related to shootings of more than 30 civilians in 2007.
Last updated: 22 Oct 2014 22:54 GMT
US weighs 'Iraqi request for more advisers'
Official says request came up in meetings with Iraqi officials as battles with ISIL continue on Iraqi and Syrian fronts.
Last updated: 22 Oct 2014 03:52 GMT
ISIL 'launches fierce new assault' on Kobane
Kurdish fighters hold the line but struggle as they await reinforcements to cross from Turkey.
Last updated: 22 Oct 2014 01:50 GMT
Deadly car bombings hit Iraq's Karbala
String of five car bombings in the Shia shrine city kills at least 15 people and injures another 48, officials say.
Last updated: 20 Oct 2014 17:02 GMT
Deadly suicide blast hits Baghdad funeral
At least 21 people killed in suspected sectarian attack as army face setback in campaign to retake key city from ISIL.
Last updated: 20 Oct 2014 05:36 GMT
Fighting rages for control of Syria's Kobane
Explosions heard in Syrian border town after US says days of sustained bombing has killed hundreds of ISIL fighters.
Last updated: 18 Oct 2014 05:23 GMT
Kobane air strikes help Kurds push back ISIL
Intensified coalition bombing helps Syrian-Kurdish fighters regain ground lost to armed group in town on Turkish border.
Last updated: 17 Oct 2014 08:52 GMT
Unmasking Turkey's ISIL strategy
Understanding Turkey's wider strategic concerns is the key to saving Kobane.
Last updated: 17 Oct 2014 08:31 GMT
Dozens die in fresh Baghdad bomb blasts
At least 36 dead in four car bomb blasts and mortar strikes in Shia areas of Iraqi capital.
Last updated: 16 Oct 2014 22:16 GMT
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