Turkish soldier succumbs to injuries from northern Iraq bomb blast

A Turkish soldier was killed in northern Iraq after he was wounded in a bomb blast, the National Defense Ministry said Friday. Infantry specialist sergeant Umit Solak was seriously injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in the Read More …

Iraq’s Erbil airport targeted in drone attack

Erbil International Airport in northern Iraq has been targeted in a drone attack, Kurdish security officials said, the latest in a series of similar incidents over the past year. The internal security service for Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, of which Read More …

Iraq: Suspected ISIL attack kills at least 12 policemen near Kirkuk

At least 12 Iraqi police officers have been killed in an attack the ISIL (ISIS) armed group is suspected of carrying out at a security checkpoint in the country’s north. The twin attack on Sunday, in the al-Rashad region south Read More …

Iraqi military says thwarted attack on coalition logistical support convoy

The Iraqi military on Sunday said that members of the security forces thwarted an attack on a convoy transporting logistical supplies for the international US-led coalition south of Baghdad. The Security Media Cell said in a statement that an intelligence Read More …

Landmines don’t expire: the deadly legacy of war weapons in Kurdistan

Chalak Taha has spent most of the last 27 years searching the mountains for danger. Tucked among dry grasses on a steep hillside outside Wilyawa village in Sulaimani province, a member of his demining team has found one of potentially Read More …

ISIS attacks increase In Syria and Iraq due to ‘well-entrenched’ insurgency – Pentagon

Islamic State (ISIS) attacks in Iraq and Syria increased between April and July as they continue to operate a “low-level” but “well-entrenched” insurgency in rural areas, the Pentagon said in its latest quarterly report. “ISIS-claimed attacks increased compared to previous Read More …

EU pledges additional $8 million for explosives clearance in Iraq

The European Union’s ambassador to Iraq on Friday said the bloc would allocate an additional $8 million (€6.7 million) for the detection and destruction of explosives left by ISIS. Martin Huth said in a tweet that the money would be Read More …