The Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia, bordering Turkey, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Jordan. It's home to 36 million mainly Muslim people.
After the US-led invasion in 2003 - based on the later to be refuted claim that Iraq had not abandoned its program of weapons of mass destruction - US troops finally withdrew from the country in 2011. Sunnis and Shiites continue to fight each other, causing violence and unrest. This page is an automatic compilation of DW content.
"Islamic State" attacks on US-backed Syrian forces and a border camp used by displaced persons have left nearly 40 people dead. Thousands of civilians fleeing conflict in Syria and Iraq have used the border crossing.
More than a dozen Kurdish fighters have died in Turkish air raids in Syria and Iraq. The US State Department has said the bombings were not authorized by the international coalition led by Washington.