Iraq: Iran-backed militia vows to disarm once IS defeated

Iraqi militia groups fighting on the side of national army to quash the Islamic State group (IS) said Thursday they will return weapons they use to the Iraqi army as US and Saudi Arabia worry the groups might be used Read more

Iraq: ISIS formally defeated after minaret bombing, Iraqi PM

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the explosion that brought down the famous leaning minaret at Mosul’s mosque where al-Baghdadi announced the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate in June 2014 marks the official victory over the extremist group. “Daesh’s bombing Read more