1. Shaky grip on northern road as Iraq pushes advance against IS
    (Reuters) – From somewhere, a sniper opened fire on the seven battle-scarred Humvees of Iraqi Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi’s convoy as they rode on a crater-pocked highway. The convoy’s gunners replied with volleys of fire. The drivers did not stop.
  2. ISIS behead four children in Iraq after they refuse to convert to Islam
    A British vicar based in Baghdad said Islamic State militants hounded Christians out of their homes and threatened to kill their children if they did not convert to Islam
  3. Eleven militants killed in fresh Khyber airstrike
    PESHAWAR: At least 11 militants were killed and 12 others injured as jet fighters struck militant hideouts in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency on Tuesday, Pakistan’s military claimed.
  4. Turkey bans 7,200 pro-ISIL terrorists
    The announcement by Mevlut Cavusoglu came Friday at a two-day conference of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in
  5. URGENT: ISIS prepares for a major attack on Samarra on Arba’een visit day
    On Monday, a local source revealed that, news has arrived to the city of Samarra that the terrorist organization of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria ISIS) is preparing to launch a major attack on the city on Arba’een visit day.
  6. Razavi Holy Shrine is the Safest Basis for Propagating the Shi’ite Culture
    Noting that today the world is thirsty for the pure Islamic knowledge, the Iraqi pilgrim said, “The Razavi holy shrine is the safest basis for propagation of the Shi’ite culture.”
  7. U.S. allies to send about 1,500 troops to Iraq: commander
    (Reuters) – U.S. allies have committed to send about 1,500 forces to Iraq to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish soldiers battling the Islamic State, which increasingly appears on the defensive, the top U.S. commander guiding the coalition effort said on Monday.
  8. Iraq presses US for more strikes, arms to fight Islamic State as Hagel
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi pressed outgoing US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday for more air strikes and weaponry to accelerate what he called the “descent” of the Islamic State.
  9. U.S. allies to send about 1,500 troops to Iraq: commander
    (Reuters) – U.S. allies have committed to send about 1,500 forces to Iraq to help train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish soldiers battling the Islamic State, which increasingly appears on the defensive, the top U.S. commander guiding the coalition effort said on Monday.