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'Fierce Clashes' In Iraq Near Tikrit

Reports from Iraq say fierce fighting has taken place around Tikrit on the second day of a military operation to recapture late dictator Saddam Hussein's hometown from Islamic State (IS) militants. More

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

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Don't Refer To IS As 'Islamic,' Urges Russian Council Of Muftis

The international community should not use the word "Islamic" when referring to the militant group Islamic State, according to the first deputy chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia, Rushan Abbyasov. More
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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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