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Syria Islamist militants pause and reinforce from Iraq

US to move aircraft carrier to Gulf

In Europe, no plans for military involvement in Iraq

Iraqi troops stopped the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham on the outskirts of Samarra, the city that hosts the Al Askaria mosque. The ISIS took control of the towns of Dhuluiyah, Saadiyah, and Jalula to the west of Samarra. ISIS fighters also attacked Taji and other towns south of Samarra.

Turkey ignored direct warnings of ISIS attack on Mosul

Iranian perspectives on the crisis in Iraq

Repent or die: al Qaeda forces announce rules for Iraqi territory they now control

ISIS statement details gains in Mosul

Iraqi military's lack of airpower enabling ISIS's advance

ISIS' advance halted at Samarra

Iraqi forces appear to stiffen as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham attempted to take control of Samarra for the second time in the past week.

Baghdadi, leader of Iraq insurgents, is jihad's rising chief

ISIS erases Iraq-Syria border

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham took control of the cities of Tikrit and Bayji in Salahaddin province. Bayji has Iraq's largest oil refinery, and Tikrit is the provincial capital of Salahaddin. ISIS fighters have freed thousands of prisoners and looted hundreds of millions of dollars during their offensive.

Iraq crisis: al Qaeda forces seize Mosul and Tikrit - live

ISIS updates on Iraqi operations from social media

After Capture of Mosul, Militants Extend Control in Iraq

ISIS takes control of Bayji, Tikrit in lightning southward advance

Bayji, which hosts Iraq's largest oil refinery, and Tikrit, the provincial capital of Salahaddin, are the latest cities to fall to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham.

US Warns Iraqi Militants Threaten Entire Region, UN Chief 'Gravely Concerned'

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham seized control of the northern city of Mosul, Iraq's second largest. Iraqi troops and police abandoned their weapons, ammunition, and vehicles and fled the city. The ISIS quickly advanced southwards and took control of the Hawijah, Zab, Riyadh, Abbasi, Rashad, and Yankaja areas west and south of Kirkuk, as well as the airport at Sharqat. The ISIS is said to be in full control of Ninewa province. Prime Minister Maliki called for a state of emergency.

ISIS seizes more towns in northern and central Iraq

After seizing control of the northern city of Mosul in the past 24 hours, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham has advanced southward and taken control of territory in the provinces of Salahaddin and Kirkuk.