Tagged: iraq

ISIS Under Pressure as Fighting Rages in Syria

Are ISIL’s days numbered in the extremist group’s de facto capital of Raqqa? The Russian Defence Ministry says its bombers have fired cruise missiles at ISIL targets near the Syrian city. The Ministry says...


Baghdad Anti-corruption Protest Ends in Deadly Violence

A huge protest against corruption in Iraq turned violent on Saturday. Demonstrators demanding electoral reform tried to force their way into Baghdad’s heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses government offices and embassies. As well as...


Iraqi forces claim recapture of eastern Mosul

Hundreds of civilians time their escape from the districts of Hay al-Arabi and Rashidiya, as Iraqi forces flush the last remaining Islamic State militants from eastern Mosul. Jillian Kitchener reports.