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14 killed in Iraq suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State

The bomber struck “a gathering of notables and figures, most of them from the Al-Nida tribe,” the officer said.

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Iraqis return to shattered Tikrit after Islamic State routed

Iraqis begin returning to Tikrit which was recaptured by Iraqi government and allies. But fears of discrimination and IS return remain.

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Iraq turns to Sunni tribes to fight Islamic State militants

Left to fend for themselves against IS onslaught, the Sunni tribes now receive weapons and money from the Shiite government, but that may not be enough to bridge the gap between the two sects.

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Inside Islamic State’s rule: Creating a nation of fear

Under the rule of self-proclaimed “Caliphate”, where people face punishment for littlest of reasons, a repentance card can be a matter of life and death. Escape is seldom an option.

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Kurdish fighters seize full control of IS border stronghold

On Tuesday, Iraqi officials said that families began returning to Tikrit two and a half months after security forces backed by Shiite militias drove the Islamic State group out of the Sunni city.

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17 killed in battles near Iraq’s Baiji refinery

Fighting on Monday took place on a road used by Islamic State for supply lines leading from Baiji to the nearby town of Siniya to the west.

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13 killed in Islamic State suicide attacks on Iraq security posts

Four suicide bombers driving explosive-laden cars rammed into two security checkpoints and a military headquarters in the al-Hajaj area within a 15-minute span.

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US to send more troops to train Iraqis in fight against the Islamic State

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Tuesday that as more security forces are trained, Iraq will need more recruits to take their place. “We would like to see them do more of that,” said Earnest.

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Iraq: Bombings kill 10 in and around Baghdad

Medics in nearby hospitals confirmed the casualties. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

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Bombings kill 11 people in Iraq’s capital, say officials

Medical officials confirmed the death tolls. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to journalists.

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Mothers call on children who’ve joined Islamic State to come home

The mothers, who come from seven countries including Canada, France and the United States, also want to help other families struggling to bring their children home.

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Iraq: 17 troops dead in Islamic State suicide attack

The suicide attacks came by IS just hours after the Iraqi government announced the start of a wide scale operation to recapture areas under the control of the group in Anbar.

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Iraqi military regains ground from Islamic State east of Ramadi

Shi’ite militias, Iraqi security forces and pro-government Sunni tribal fighters launched a counter-offensive on Saturday against the insurgents.

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PM Tony Abbot plays down possibility of repatriating Australians fighting for Islamic State

Australian Prime Minister talks down the issue of The Australian foreign fighters to come back home due to homesickness

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Iraqi Shiite militias mobilizing towards reclaiming ISIS captured Ramadi

Iraq government has asked the Shiite militias to intervene in Ramadi as they led a successful campaign to remove IS from Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit.