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Hashid Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) forces allied with Iraqi forces against the Islamic State, prepare to attack Tikrit in the nearby Iraqi town of Ouja.

Iraqi Forces Advance On Central Tikrit

Iraqi special forces on March 26 began what Baghdad hopes is the final push to regain control of central Tikrit from the Islamic State (IS) extremist group. More

Iraqi Sunni and Shi'ite fighters pose for a photo with a captured Islamic State flag in Al-Alam, northeast of Tikrit, on March 17.

Coalition Aircraft Strike IS Targets In Tikrit

Iraqi officials said on March 26 that Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition warplanes have struck an area in Tikrit where Islamic State (IS) militants have been holding out for more than three weeks. More

Iraq FM Urges Support For Syria In Fight Against Terrorism

Visiting Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari has urged regional support for Syria and Iraq and as they battle the Islamic State (IS) extremist group. More

Coalition Against Islamic State Providing Support To Tikrit Operation

The U.S.-led coalition against the extremist group Islamic State (IS) is reportedly providing support for Iraq's operation to retake the town of Tikrit from the militants. More

Kerry, Zarif To Hold Nuclear Talks On March 26

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Switzerland on March 26 to discuss a deal to curb Tehran's controversial nuclear program. More

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Make Jihad, Not Love: A Russian-Speaking Militant Pens Letter To His Future Wife

Despite reports of "jihadi brides" flocking to Syria and Iraq to wed militants, it's apparently not always easy for those marriage-minded young men fighting alongside the Islamic State group to find "the one" either. More
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Iran's Role In Iraq's Fight Against IS

As the battle to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Islamic State militants intensifies, Iran's military role has become increasingly evident.

It Was A Rough Road For U.S. Foreign Policy In 2014

The Obama administration was confronted in 2014 with a wave of foreign policy crises that sent it scrambling to mobilize U.S. military and economic might to stamp out fires across the globe.
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