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Iraqi soldiers stand on a damaged tank during fighting against IS militants near Tikrit on February 24.

Iraq Seeks To Retake Tikrit From IS

Iraqi government forces have launched an operation to recapture the city of Tikrit and other areas north of Baghdad from the Islamic State (IS) extremist group. More

Iraqi soldiers stand on a damaged tank during fighting against IS militants near Tikrit on February 24.

IS In Tikrit Given 'Last Chance'

Iraq's prime minister has offered Sunni tribal fighters "the last chance" to abandon the Islamic State militant group. More

IS Militants Attack Samarra

Islamic State (IS) militants have launched an attack on the northern Iraq city of Samarra where security forces and Shi'ite militia groups have been assembling ahead of an anticipated offensive against IS positions. More

Kurdish Fighters Rout IS Militants From Town Near Iraq

Kurdish fighters backed by U.S.-led coalition air strikes have fought their way into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the group abducted dozens of Christians in the region. More

Report Warns Iraq Minorities Being Wiped Out

Human Rights organizations warn that the Islamic State (IS) extremist group has targeted minority communities in Iraq in a “systematic strategy to remove them permanently” from large parts of the country. More

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