Iraq launches attack to retake Tikrit from Islamic State
But the Pentagon said the U.S.-led coalition which has carried out air strikes against Islamic State positions in Iraq and Syria was not yet involved. "We're fully aware of this operation but because the Iraqis didn't request our support for it, we're ...
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Iraq Begins Offensive to Recapture Tikrit From ISIS
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The United States, in returning to a military role in Iraq, has pushed for reconciliation between Iraq's Shiite-led government and the country's Sunni minority, but there has been little apparent progress. The United States has also insisted that Iraq ...
Australia Sending More Troops to Iraq to Train Local Forces
Their mission, he said, will be to help teach the Iraqis how to fight Daesh, one name attributed to the Islamic State group, which has infiltrated large swaths of Iraq and neighboring Syria and declared a self-styled caliphate on territories under its ...
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As Iraq launches a new military operation to retake the city of Tikrit from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, thousands of Iraqi forces and militia fighters have converged in the city Samarra to strike nearby ISIS strongholds. The United States is ...
Iraq Launches Effort To Retake Tikrit From ISIS Fighters
An Iraqi force has begun a large-scale operation to recapture Tikrit, according to state TV. Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein, lies between Baghdad and Mosul, a city in northern Iraq that's in the heart of territory claimed by the self-proclaimed ...
Iraq launches offensive against Isis
Iraq's Shia-dominated armed forces, backed by allied militiamen and a handful of Sunni tribesmen, have launched an operation to clear the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or Isis, from former president Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.
Netanyahu, Other Iraq Hawks, Try to Push U.S. Into War with Iran
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Taking Back Tikrit: Iraq Moves to Seize Saddam's Birthplace From ISIS
Iraqi security forces attacked the city of Tikrit on Monday, mounting a full-on offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's birthplace from ISIS amid a larger push to recapture large stretches of the country's north from the militants. ISIS militants seized ...
Iraq says launches offensive on Islamic State north of Baghdad
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's army and Shi'ite militia have launched a long-awaited offensive against Islamic State in Salahuddin province, a stronghold of the radical Islamist fighters north of Baghdad, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday.