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11:44, 25 October 2014 Saturday

09:18, 21 October 2014 Tuesday
ISIL fighters advance into Iraqi Kurdish town

They seized two Kurdish villages after surprising the Kurdish fighters before launching the attack on Qara Tappa

09:18, 20 October 2014 Monday
Bombings hits Baghdad mosque military convoy in Iraq

A bomber killed 19 and wounded 28 others outside a Shi'ite Muslim mosque, where people were attending a funeral service, in western Baghdad

09:13, 20 October 2014 Monday
Death penalty fuels violence in Iraq says U N report

Sixty people were hanged in Iraq by the end of August this year, and although that is fewer than the 177 who were executed in 2013, 1,724 people remained on death row.

16:35, 18 October 2014 Saturday
Iraqi parliament approves defence interior ministers -UPDATED

Parliament voted in favor of Khaled al-Obeidi, a Sunni from the northern city of Mosul and Mohammed al-Ghabban of the powerful Shi'ite political party, the Badr Organization is to take over the interior ministry.

21:21, 16 October 2014 Thursday
At least 47 killed in attacks in and around Baghdad

A car bomb hit an army checkpoint near a restaurant in Baghdad's northern district of Talibiya, forty-five minutes later, a pair of car bombs exploded in the district of al-Dawlai

14:37, 16 October 2014 Thursday
Britain sends drones to Iraq against ISIL

The "Reaper" drones, built by privately owned U.S. firm General Atomics, were being re-deployed from Afghanistan

17:24, 15 October 2014 Wednesday
Arab League chief to visit Iraq on Sunday

"The visit comes within the framework of Arab League support for the new Iraqi government and its efforts to fight terrorism," Diaa al-Dabbas said

21:40, 14 October 2014 Tuesday
Car bomb kills 25 including lawmaker in Baghdad

Police and medics said Ahmed al-Khafaji, also a member of the Shi'ite Badr political party, was among the dead in the blast on the edge of the distric

09:29, 14 October 2014 Tuesday
Kurdish ministers take their places in Iraqi cabinet

Massoud Barzani's Kurdish Regional Government ruling party takes Deputy Prime Ministry and Finance Ministry, with PUK of Talabani taking Culture Ministry

22:52, 13 October 2014 Monday

Baghdad's largest Shi'ite neighbourhood, Sadr City, was rocked by two blasts

17:20, 13 October 2014 Monday
Mosul can be recaptured in short period ousted governor says

Mosul, which fell into the hands of ISIL three months ago, can be retaken "within months" by a military support according to the ousted governor

16:36, 13 October 2014 Monday
UN says up to 180 000 refugees flee Iraqi town

Before Hit fell to ISIL, the town had been a relative oasis for families who had been displaced from their homes in Anbar province since the beginning of the year

17:24, 12 October 2014 Sunday
Bombers kill 28 Kurds police chief assassinated in Iraq

Hospital sources said Kurdish "Peshmerga" security forces and civilians were among the 28 killed in the attack in Qara Tappa

09:14, 12 October 2014 Sunday
Bombings kill 45 in Baghdad and outskirts

In west Baghdad, 34 people were killed by three car bombs in Shi'ite neighbourhoods, police and medical officials said.

15:59, 03 October 2014 Friday
In rare alliance Shi'ites join Sunnis to defend Iraqi towns

The alliance between Sunni Dhuluiya and Shi'ite Balad has required people in both towns to overcome sectarian animosity built up during a decade of war.

15:01, 02 October 2014 Thursday
France boosts military response to ISIL eyes next phase

Ahead of a visit to Washington by Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Thursday to meet his American counterpart, his ministry said three Rafale fighter jets and an anti-aircraft warship would be sent to the Gulf to support Iraqi government forces against ISIL.

12:08, 02 October 2014 Thursday
Iraqi FM weapons needed to fight ISIL not more troops

The Iraqi army needs more weapons, said Iraqi foreign minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari.

12:12, 01 October 2014 Wednesday
British jets launch their first attacks on ISIL

British Tornado fighter jets began its Iraq mission from the British Royal Air Force's Akrotiri base in Cyprus.

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