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Bombings kill one, wound 18, in two Iraqi provinces: police

Oct 06 2018

TIKRIT/FALLUJA, Iraq At least one person was killed and 14 wounded when a bus carrying workers at a small oil refinery in northern Iraq was blown up by an improvised explosive device, police said.

Iraq faces pockets of Islamic State resistance in Mosul's Old City

Jul 14 2017

MOSUL/TIKRIT, Iraq Iraqi forces hit further pockets of resistance from Islamic State militants in Mosul's Old City on Friday, four days after the prime minister declared victory.

Islamic State tightens grip on village near Mosul after defeat

Jul 11 2017

TIKRIT, Iraq Islamic State has captured most of a village south of Mosul despite losing control of its stronghold in the city, an Iraqi army officer and residents said, deploying guerrilla-style tactics as its self-proclaimed caliphate crumbles.

Islamic State kills 24 with Baghdad car bomb, attack police stations in Samarra

Jan 02 2017

BAGHDAD/TIKRIT, Iraq An Islamic State car bomb killed 24 people in Baghdad's Sadr City district on Monday and the militants also attacked two police stations in the city of Samarra as Iraqi forces fought to oust the group from Mosul, its last major stronghold in Iraq. | Video

Eighteen killed in Islamic State attack north of Iraq's Tikrit

Sep 24 2016

TIKRIT, Iraq Eighteen people, including two children, were killed on Saturday when militants shot at a checkpoint north of Tikrit and then set off two bombs at the entrance to the Iraqi city in attacks later claimed by Islamic State.

Iraqi army says it recaptured key town south of Mosul

Sep 22 2016

TIKRIT, Iraq Iraqi forces backed by air strikes from the U.S.-led coalition gained complete control of the northern district of Shirqat on Thursday, bringing the military a step closer to a main push on Mosul later this year. | Video

Iraqi army says it recaptured key town south of Mosul

Sep 22 2016

TIKRIT, Iraq Iraqi forces backed by air strikes from the U.S.-led coalition gained complete control of the northern district of Shirqat on Thursday, bringing the military a step closer to a main push on Mosul later this year.

Iraqi forces close in on town south of Mosul

Sep 21 2016

TIKRIT, Iraq Iraq's military closed in on Wednesday on the center of Shirqat, a northern town held by Islamic State seen as a stepping stone in the campaign to recapture the jihadists' stronghold of Mosul.

Iraqi forces launch operation to drive Islamic State from town south of Mosul

Sep 20 2016

TIKRIT, Iraq Iraqi forces launched an operation on Tuesday to retake the northern town of Shirqat from Islamic State, a stepping stone in their campaign to recapture the jihadists' stronghold of Mosul before the end of the year.

Iraq expels Islamic State families from local communities

Sep 09 2016

TIKRIT, Iraq Iraqi authorities are expelling the families of suspected Islamic State members from their homes as the jihadist group loses ground, raising fears of communal violence if people seek to settle old scores.

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