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Iraqi Minister Says Most Of Tikrit Retaken From IS Militants

The Iraqi government says security forces are battling the last remaining pockets of Islamic State (IS) militants in the city of Tikrit, north of Baghdad. More

Iraqi Forces 'Reach Center Of Tikrit'

Baghdad says Iraqi troops have reached the center of Tikrit after securing the city's southern and western sections from Islamic State (IS) militants. More

Canada Extends Iraq Mission, Approves Strikes On IS Militants In Syria

Canadian lawmakers have voted to support the government’s plans to bomb Islamic State militants in Syria – a move that opposition parties say will drag Canada into a long war. More

Iran Says U.S. Drone Killed Two Advisers

Tehran says a U.S. drone strike killed two Iranian advisers in Iraq last week, but the United States says it has only struck Islamic State (IS) militants in its campaign. More

UN Chief Ban Visits Iraq

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Baghdad on March 30 for talks with Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and other senior officials. More

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Tikrit 'Almost Liberated,' As More Areas Fall Under Iraqi Control

Though Iraq's state television network Iraqiya announced on March 31 that "Tikrit has fallen to us," the battle to oust the Islamic State (IS) militant group from the strategic Iraqi city is not quite over, according to reports on April 1. 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.
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