Iraq

  • 9 Mar 2017

    Veterans of the Gulf War, the Iraq invasion and the long, grinding war in Afghanistan gathered in London this morning to watch the unveiling of a new memorial. Correction: Johnson Beharry was awarded the Victoria Cross once, for twice saving members of his unit. We are happy to set the record straight.

  • 5 Mar 2017

    US-backed Iraqi forces have launched a new offensive on Islamic State militants in the city of Mosul.

  • 3 Mar 2017

    Five women and two children are suffering from what could be exposure to toxic chemical agents in the Iraqi city of Mosul, says the International Red Cross, during a battle between Iraqi forces and fighters from the extremist Islamic State group.

  • 21 Feb 2017

    A photograph released by the Islamic State group of a British suicide bomber in Mosul shows British ex-Guantanamo detainee Jamal Al-Harith.

  • 15 Jan 2017

    Iraqi troops backed by the United States have siezed control of Mosul university from so-called Islamic State militants.

  • 9 Jan 2017

    The three-month battle to recapture the city of Mosul, the last major stronghold of Islamic State militants in Iraq, is gathering pace.

  • 31 Dec 2016

    Two explosions have killed at least 28 in a busy market in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.  The so-called Islamic state say their combatants targeted shoppers in the Shia district with a car bomb followed by a suicide bomber.

  • 24 Nov 2016

    In Iraq, up to 100 people have been killed in a suicide truck bomb attack on a petrol station near the city of Hilla. It’s believed that most of the victims were Shia pilgrims – many from Iran.

  • 19 Nov 2016

    Isis has been accused of committing war crimes as it tries to resist the assault on Mosul which started a month ago. The Chief Executive of Oxfam, Mark Goldring, has just come back from visiting camps housing those who have managed to flee the city and its surrounding villages.

  • 6 Jul 2016

    Chilcot Inquiry: stinging criticism as families still grieve

    Sir John Chilcot’s statement, just delivered, was starker than the report itself in its criticism of the Iraq War.

  • 6 Jul 2016

    Tony Blair told US President George W Bush “I will be with you, whatever” eight months before parliament approved the invasion of Iraq, the Chilcot inquiry has found.

  • 22 Jan 2016

    The Prime Minister says he wants to stamp out an “industry trying to profit” from baseless claims against serving military personnel and veterans.

  • 4 Jan 2016

    Behind the endless stream of propaganda, who is really pulling the strings of the so-called Islamic State? We examine the roots of Isis, who really holds the power, and the reality of the self-declared caliphate that they don’t want the world to see.

  • 4 Jan 2016

    The UK security services are examining an Islamic State murder video featuring a man and a young boy with British accents.

  • 30 Dec 2015

    The attacks in France dominated the headlines, while the media were accused of ignoring other victims of the so-called Islamic State’s global campaign of terror.