Sunni gunmen walk at a street in Fallujah city, westren Iraq, yesterday. Photograph:  EPA/Ahmed Jalil

A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed yesterday when their commander unwittingl(...)

Iraqi security forces take position with their weapons during clashes with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in province of Anbar on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Al-Qaeda’s general command said today it had no links with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in an apparent attempt to reassert its aut(...)

Damaged shops and buildings in Deir al-Zor, Syria. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi

Syrian rebels yesterday accused the military of deploying chemical weapons in an attack on Otaiba town near Damascus as the government rejected(...)

A man walks along a deserted street in the Syrian town of Deir al-Zor. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

The leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq has said the organistaion has merged with Syria's extremist Jabhat al-Nusra, which has sided with the rebels fig(...)

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