Iraq Claims War On Islamic State Is Over

Iraq says its war on the Islamic State is over, after more than three years of combat operations. During a conference in Baghdad on Saturday Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced the country’s forces are in full control of its border with Syria. The border zone was the last area held by extremists following a series of defeat over the past two years.

Suicide Bombing in Iraq Marketplace Kills at Least 30, Wounds Dozens

At least 30 people are dead and more than 80 injured following a suicide bombing in a small Iraqi town. The attacker detonated a truck loaded with explosives in a crowded marketplace on Tuesday about 130 miles north of Baghdad. Most of the deceased were civilians, but at least six Iraqi security forces were killed.