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Iraq's largest Christian town falls to Islamic State

Qaraqosh, as well as Tal Kayf, Bartella, and Karamlesh, fell to the Islamic State after Kurdish Peshmerga abandoned the towns without a fight.


The Iraqi military killed 60 people in an airstrike on an Islamic State sharia court in Mosul; it is unclear how many civilians were killed. Security forces claimed to have killed an Islamic State commander and eight fighters in Anbar. Insurgents killed 32 people in attacks in Baghdad and four policemen in Jurf al Sahkar.




40,000 Iraqis stranded on Sinjar mountain after Islamic State death threats




Saddam's allies moved his corpse, fearful Shi'ite militias would harm it: tribal leader




Islamic State leader who defected from al Qaeda reported killed in Mosul

Abdul Rahman al Amjad al Pakistani is thought to be Abdullah al Punjabi, one of nine mid-level al Qaeda commanders to openly defect from the global jihadist group and join the Islamic State.


The military claimed it killed 50 Islamic State fighters in Dhuluiyah, 20 in Taji, and two more in Sinjar, and an Islamic State leader and five fighters in Mosul The military also claimed it retook control of the Barwana district in Anbar. Iraqi military reports have been unreliable.




UN says jihadis killed 40 minority children in northwestern Iraq




ISIS inches closer to Iraq's two biggest dams




New Border Fighting Between ISIS and Lebanon's Army




The military claimed it killed 175 "terrorists" and captured 75 more in the southern and western parts of Baghdad province. The head of the Babil Operations Command was relieved of his command. The military said it launched an offensive against the Islamic State in Haditha. Kurdish officials claimed the Peshmerga has retaken areas in the Sinjar and Rabiah districts. Prime Minister Maliki ordered the Iraqi Air Force to support the Peshmerga.




Islamic State beheads 'Safavid' soldiers in Anbar




Special Report : The doubt at the heart of Iraq's Sunni 'revolution'




The Islamic State took control of the Mosul Dam, the city of Sinjar, the town of Zumar, and several villages in Ninewa province. Kurdish forces withdrew from Zumar after heaving fighting, where they lost 17 fighters, but left the dam and Sinjar after offering minimal resistance. Nine soldiers were killed in attack in Jurf al Sakhar and eight policemen were killed in a suicide attack in Balad. The military claimed it cleared Ajwa just south of Tikrit, but the military previously claimed it was conducting operations from the town against the Islamic State. The military said it killed eight Islamic State fighters in Iskandariya and four more in Karbala.




Islamic State takes control of Sinjar, Mosul Dam in northern Iraq

Kurdish forces are reported to have fled Sinjar and the Mosul Dam after minimal fighting. The town of Zumar was abandoned after heavy clashes.


Islamic State takeover of Iraq town sparks 'humanitarian tragedy': UN




The Islamic State is thought to have taken control of the town of Zumar after fighting with Kurdish forces. The military claims it killed 13 Islamic State leaders, including a Syrian, in Muqdadiyah, 60 Islamic State fighters near Haditha, 20 in in Tikrit, 20 in Sharqat, 18 north of Fallujah, and 15 more in the Hamrin Mountains. The military also claimed it cleared several neighborhoods in Ramadi of Islamic State fighters.




Hezbollah 'trainer' killed during fighting in northern Iraq

Hezbollah, which helped establish Shia terror groups in Iraq beginning in 2005, said that Ibrahim al Hajj, a trainer, was killed while "performing his jihadi duties" in Tal Afar.


Suicide Bomber From US Came Home Before Attack




Razing of Mosul's shrines sparks first signs of resistance against Islamic State




Iraq struggles to halt Islamic State's march on Baghdad