US army trainers watch as an Iraqi recruit fires at a military base in Taji, Iraq.They are teaching members of the Iraqi Army, as the Iraqi government tries to recover territory lost to IS last year. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

The leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been seriously wounded in an air strike in western Iraq, according to reports.A source in Iraq (...)

Displaced Sunni people, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, arrive at the outskirts of Baghdad on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

More than 90,000 people have fled their homes in Iraq’s western province of Anbar where Islamic State militants have been gaining ground over the past(...)

Bonhams will hold an auction in London on Wednesday entitled A Century of Iraqi Modernism, which it describes as “a comprehensive sale showcasing t(...)

A car exploded in a commercial area in the town of Mahmoudiyah, about 20 miles (30km) south of Baghdad.

At least 11 civilians have been killed in two car bomb attacks in and around the Iraqi capital, officials said.Seven people were killed when an explos(...)

Nicholas Slatten (left), a former Army sniper from Tennessee, was sentenced to life in prison; Dustin Heard, also of Tennessee and  Evan Liberty of New Hampshire were both sentenced to  30 years. Photograph: Reuters

One former Blackwater security contractor received a life sentence on Monday and three others received 30-year sentences for killing unarmed Iraqi ci(...)

A member of the Iraqi security forces stands inside a damaged house in the southern entrance of the city of Tikrit on Sunday. Photograph:  Ahmad al-Rubaye/Getty Images

The decision by Iraqi prime minister Haidar al-Abadi to request US air strikes against Islamic State (IS) fighters entrenched at the heart of the stra(...)

The bloodshed in Baghdad comes as Iraqi forces continue to prepare for a large-scale operation to recapture the city of Tikrit from the Islamic State.

At least 19 people have died and 36 others have been wounded in multiple bombings in the Iraqi capital.The bloodshed in Baghdad comes as Iraqi forces (...)

Mourners carry the coffin of a Shi’ite fighter who was killed in clashes with Islamic State militants in Tikrit. Fighting has intensified to the north and south of Saddam Hussein’s hometown as Iraqi security forces vowed to reach the centre of Tikrit within 48 hours.  Photograph: Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters

The tomb of Iraq’s late dictator Saddam Hussein has been virtually levelled in heavy clashes between Islamic State (IS) militants and Iraqi forces in (...)

Iraqi security forces’ armored vehicles  with  Hashid Shaabi militias are driven past smoke arising from a clash with Islamic State militants in the town of al-Alam March. Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

Frustrated by guerrilla tactics from Islamic State militants, Iraqi forces paused for reinforcements yesterday in a major offensive to take back th(...)

Iraqi Shia fighters launch rockets towards Islamic State fighters holed up in the centre of the city of Tikrit on Thursday. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubayeahmad/AFP/Getty Images 1:15

Iraqi armed forces backed by Shia militia and thousands of volunteers, including Sunni tribal fighters, advanced further into Tikrit yesterday, imp(...)