Turkey slams US plan to have Kurds in Syria attack on Islamic State

Turkey has criticized the United States' plans to involve Kurdish forces as a key component of the force it aims to use to put pressure on al-Raqqa, Islamic State's de-facto capital in Syria.

Dozens of Iraqi civilians found dead outside of Mosul, the UN says

The bullet-ridden bodies of dozens of civilians have reportedly been found near Mosul by Iraqi security services, the UN Human Rights Commission said Tuesday.

Kurds fend off Islamic State attacks as Baghdad-Ankara spat continues

Kurdish forces on Monday said they fended off two attacks by Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq as Turkish and Iraqi officials again issued contradictory statements about whether Turkish...

Iraq military denies Turkey's participation in Mosul campaign

The Iraqi military Monday denied that Turkish forces were participating "in any manner" in the campaign to recapture the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State extremist group.

Islamic State storms strategic western town in Iraq counter-attack

Islamic State militants on Sunday seized parts of a strategic western town in Iraq in an apparent response to an ongoing government campaign to recapture their main Iraqi stronghold, the northern...

Iraqi premier rules out Turkish Mosul role despite US support

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday insisted that only Iraqi forces would take part in the campaign to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State, despite the US hinting...

Iraqi forces push into Islamic State-held Christian town near Mosul

Iraqi troops on Saturday mounted a major attack to recapture a mostly Christian town near the key city of Mosul from the Islamic State extremist militia, state television al-Iraqiya reported.

Iraqi, Kurdish forces advance on Islamic State stronghold of Mosul

Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Thursday made territorial gains near Mosul as part of a major offensive aimed at dislodging the extremist group Islamic State from its stronghold in northern Iraq,...

Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces advance despite guerilla attacks

Iraqi and Kurdish forces Wednesday pushed further towards Mosul, Islamic State's de facto Iraqi capital, on the third day of a mission to recapture the city, even as they encountered surprise...

Protesters outside Turkish embassy in Baghdad demand troops withdraw

Thousands of Iraqis gathered outside the Turkish embassy in Baghdad on Tuesday to protest Turkey's continued military presence north of Mosul, despite demands by the Iraqi government for Ankara's...

Iraqi, Kurdish forces advance towards Mosul on first day of offensive

Iraqi troops and Kurdish Peshmerga forces, backed by US-led air cover, Monday advanced towards Mosul on the first day of an offensive aimed at recapturing the country's second-largest city from...

Iraqi forces engage with Islamic State militants south of Mosul

Iraqi forces engaged Monday in armed clashes with Islamic State militants near villages bordering Mosul, part of an offensive to liberate Iraq’s second-largest city from the extremist group, an...

Watchdog: 1.2 million Iraqis in "grave danger" amid Mosul offensive

Some 1.2 million Iraqis are in "grave danger" as the offensive launched by the Iraqi government to dislodge Islamic State militants from Mosul progresses, warned the Norwegian Refugee Council (NCR...

Kurdish Peshmerga forces liberate seven villages near Mosul

Kurdish Peshmerga forces liberated seven villages bordering Mosul Monday, as the battle to reclaim Iraq's second city from Islamic State forces draws ever closer to its borders.

Operation to liberate Mosul from Islamic State begins

The long-awaited operation to free Iraq's second city, Mosul, from the Islamic State extremist organization has begun, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said early Monday.