Hours after UN Secretary General arrived for talks with Iraqi officials, pair of car bombings in Baghdad killed 11.
The al-Jabouri say if the government helps them rebuild their community then the tribesmen can help sew the country back together
U.S.-led force has begun surveillance flights over the Islamic State-held city of Tikrit
The air strikes were conducted in an operation aimed at eliminating the ISIL threat to Iraq.
The destruction of the site of one of ancient Mesopotamia’s greatest cities recalled the Taliban’s annihilation of large Buddha statues in Afghanistan.
Black smoke could be seen rising from oil field since Wednesday afternoon, said the witness.
Iraqi security forces began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the Islamic State.
Meanwhile in Baghdad, Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi vowed to track down and punish those who smashed rare relics in the northern city of Mosul.
Police officials say the attack took place Saturday morning when the first bomb exploded near a busy market.
The victory marks a second blow to the extremist IS group in a month.
A series of bombings in Baghdad and near the Iraqi capital killed at least 23 people on Tuesday, officials said.
New Zealand will send a small number of troops to Iraq to train forces against the Islamic State group.
A source said the carrier would be engaged for several weeks.
The mission will involve about 12 Iraqi brigades, or about 25,000 troops, said a US military official.
Hassoun also formally conceded that his second disappearance began with an unauthorized absence.