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Islamic State takes Iraqi oilfield and towns
In a first major victory over Kurdish fighters, the Islamic State captured an oilfield and two towns in northern Iraq.
Last updated: 03 Aug 2014 11:55 GMT
Hezbollah man dies on 'jihad duty' in Iraq
Commander from Lebanon's Bekaa Valley killed in battle near Mosul, which Islamic State group captured in June.
Last updated: 31 Jul 2014 19:02 GMT
Iranian pilot killed fighting in Iraq
Iran's official news agency says colonel was killed while defending a Shia Muslim shrine in the city of Samarra.
Last updated: 05 Jul 2014 11:40 GMT
Iraqi army claims gains against rebels
Army says it has wrested back territory from ISIL fighters, as Washington orders aircraft carrier to head to the Gulf.
Last updated: 15 Jun 2014 02:52 GMT
Defiant Maliki vows to defeat Iraq rebels
Iraqi PM addresses military officers in Samarra and says fight to defeat resurgent Sunni rebels will not be sectarian.
Last updated: 14 Jun 2014 20:14 GMT
Web Exclusive: ISIL threatens Samarra shrine
ISIL is now only kilometers away from the Askari Shrine, one of the most venerated Shia places of worship in Iraq.
Last updated: 12 Jun 2014 12:01 GMT
ISIL: Rising power in Iraq and Syria
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has outgrown even al-Qaeda as it seeks to establish a new caliphate.
Last updated: 11 Jun 2014 17:00 GMT
Gunmen flee Iraq university after brief siege
Students and staff leave University of Anbar after gunmen briefly hold them hostage before deserting campus.
Last updated: 07 Jun 2014 15:47 GMT
Deadly fighting erupts in Iraq's Samarra
Government sources in the city say fighters, who they believe to be members of ISIL, have entered several districts.
Last updated: 05 Jun 2014 11:46 GMT
Armed men seize Iraq's Samarra city council
At least seven people killed after armed men break into government building and set off explosives in northern city.
Last updated: 04 Mar 2014 17:09 GMT
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