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Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, backed by U.S.-led coalition air strikes, continued an offensive on December 18 against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq’s northeastern Sinjar area. More
A British public inquiry has rejected allegations that British troops killed Iraqi prisoners and tortured or seriously abused others after a 2004 battle in southern Iraq. More
British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has been quoted by a British newspaper as saying that his country is likely to increase the number of its forces in Iraq to "the very low hundreds." More
Millions of Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims defied the threat of attacks by Sunni extremist militants on December 13 and thronged the streets of the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala for the climax of annual Arbaeen mourning rituals. More
Iraqi police say a rocket attack killed a man from Karabala and wounded four people in the shrine city on December 12 as record numbers of Shi'ite pilgrims gathered there for Arbaeen, one of the largest annual religious gatherings in the world. More
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