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Appointment of Iraq's new interior minister opens door to militia and Iranian influence




An Islamic State suicide bomber killed an Iraqi Army brigade commander and two aides in Amriyat al Fallujah. The police chief for Salahaddin province was wounded in an IED attack. Another Islamic State suicide bomber killed 18 people at a Shia mosque in Baghdad. The US launched 10 airstrikes against the Islamic State in Fallujah, the Baiji oil refinery, and the Mosul Dam.




Islamic State attracts Kurds from Germany to join jihad




Islamic State patrols town north of Baghdad




The Islamic State killed 47 people in a series of attacks that included a suicide bomber, roadside bombs, and mortars, in Baghdad and areas south of the capital. The Iraqi military killed three Islamic State fighters in Mosul. The US and allied did not launch any airstrikes in Iraq; 14 strikes were launched in Kobani in Syria.




Islamic State photos highlight group's grip on Ramadi

The jihadist group released photographs showing its fighters manning checkpoints in the 7 Kilo area west of Ramadi and in control of a base in Albu Aytha, just north of the provincial capital.


The Iraqi military claimed it defeated Islamic State assaults on Ramadi and the oil refinery in Baiji, and killed 22 Islamic State fighters in Diyala. The US launched five airstrikes against the Islamic State near the Haditha Dam and Baiji; three Islamic State fighters were reported killed in the attacks.




Military chiefs: Islamic State has 'tactical momentum'




Serious disagreements remain in US-led coalition battling the Islamic State




The Secret Casualties of Iraq's Abandoned Chemical Weapons




Gruesome photos may show ISIS using chemical weapons on Kurds, report says




Islamic State suicide bomber kills Badr militia leader in Baghdad




The Islamic State killed Ahmed al Khafaji, a member of parliament as well as a senior commander in the Shiite Badr militia, and 20 other people in a suicide attack in Baghdad, and 2 "volunteers" south of Tikrit. Eight Islamic State fighters and two Iraqi soldiers were killed during a clash at a military base in Fallujah. The US launched one airstrike against the Islamic State near Kirkuk. The government denied that the Islamic State has clashed with security forces near Baghdad International Airport.




Iraq's Shia militias kill Sunni civilians in retaliation against ISIS, Amnesty says




Turkish jets bomb Kurdish PKK rebels near Iraq




IS jihadists boast of enslaving Yazidis




The Islamic State killed four policemen and a militia fighter in attacks in Samarra. Security forces claimed to have killed "dozens" of Islamic State fighters in Jurf al Sakhar.




Iraq crisis: 180,000 flee IS advance in Anbar, UN says




Turkish sources deny giving Washington the use of bases to fight Islamic State




Turkey opens its bases for US and coalition forces in fight against ISIS