May 19, 2020 1:55 pm
The Islamic State group's self-declared “caliphate” that once spanned a third of both Iraq and Syria, has been defeated on the ground but its fighters are still staging insurgent attacks.
April 07, 2015 3:00 pm
IS militants overran Saddam Hussein's hometown last June, capturing around 1,700 soldiers as they were trying to flee Camp Speicher.
April 02, 2015 12:34 pm
The government declared victory after Tikrit was taken over by the security forces from the hold of IS militants.
March 02, 2015 4:00 pm
Iraqi security forces began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State.
July 06, 2014 4:09 am
Santy John, one of the 46 nurses who reached India, said the armed men with covered faces always told them "not to worry".
July 05, 2014 10:18 am
The nurses, who return after weeks of ordeal at Tikrit Teaching Hospital, would be received by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
July 05, 2014 8:49 am
The nurses were moved out on Thursday against their will and detained in the militant-held city of Mosul.
July 05, 2014 5:08 am
The nurses were safe and unharmed, although they had gone through a traumatic experience, MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said.
July 03, 2014 2:27 am
The nurses said it was not safe to move along with the ISIS men to Mosul as there was the risk of attacks by the Iraqi military in transit.
June 30, 2014 12:54 am
The army sent in tanks and helicopters to battle ISIL militants near the University of Tikrit in the city’s north on Sunday, security sources said.