post 30 June 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: Is Britain pulling its weight in the fight against IS?

David Cameron says only the US has hit the Islamic State group with more air strikes than Britain. Is the UK really doing enough in Iraq?

article 23 June 2015 World, Iraq
Helly Luv: the Kurdish star fighting war with song

Helly Luv sings for peace in the Kurdish conflict against Islamic State, but her music videos are rife with weapons and images of war - so how does she reconcile the two?

post 17 June 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Chilcot Iraq report may be delayed until May 2016

There's an update from Sir John Chilcot's Iraq Inquiry - but you may feel it doesn't shed much light...

article 15 June 2015 UK, Iraq
Islamic State: how can young Brits be stopped from joining?

Assed Baig reports from Dewsbury, where people are trying to understand why two Yorkshire teenagers, including reported suicide bomber Talha Asmal, ran away to a distant conflict.

article 15 June 2015 UK, Iraq
Family heartbroken by death of British teen suicide bomber
Dewsbury 'in shock over death of Brit teen suicide bomber'

A teenager from West Yorkshire is believed to have become Britain's youngest suicide bomber. The so-called Islamic State say 17-year-old Talha Asmal blew himself up in northern Iraq.

article 02 June 2015 World, Iraq
by Islamic State - a new grab for territory?

Islamic State has gained new momentum, capturing territory as it approaches the capitals of Syria and Iraq. With countries meeting in Paris to discuss combating IS, can its advance be halted?

article 01 June 2015 Iraq
Islamic State forces hit by airstrikes and Shiite militias

Fighters from Shiite militia Popular Mobilisation Front are pushing towards Beiji, while airstrikes by the Iraqi air force are reported to have hit jihadi fighters and equipment.

article 25 May 2015 World, Iraq
Iraq's PM denies his forces lack 'will to fight'

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi rejects US criticism of his military forces after they fled a confrontation with Islamic State in Ramadi.

article 23 May 2015 World, Iraq
Iraqi tank near Fallujah on 19 May (Reuters)
Shia militia and Iraqi army launch counter-attack against IS

The Iraqi government begins a counter-offensive against the Islamic State group after its fighters capture the city of Ramadi.

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