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Behind the Sharp Change in the US Tone on Iraq




Weeks of combat in Iraq show Shiite militias have few offensive capabilities




For Iraq, debacle in Tikrit as forces walk into trap set by militants




Top Marine commander: Iraq chaos shows costs of US withdrawal




Iraq deploys drones to monitor southern oil fields




Why Hezbollah is playing a smaller role in this Iraqi conflict




Islamic State, allies blunt Iraqi offensive to retake Tikrit

Iraqi military units, SWAT units, and Shia militias withdrew from Tikrit after facing heavy fire. It is the second failed attempt to retake the city.


Legendary Marine Maj. Zembiec, the 'Lion of Fallujah,' died in the service of the CIA




US advisers give dark assessment of state of Iraqi military




Iraqi army remains on defensive as extent of June debacle becomes clearer




UN grants aid convoys access to rebel-held areas in Syria




AQIM rejects Islamic State's caliphate, reaffirms allegiance to Zawahiri

In a statement attributed to AQIM's propaganda arm, the al Qaeda branch rejects the Islamic State's caliphate and reaffirms its loyalty to Ayman al Zawahiri. The statement also reveals that AQIM has played a role in the mediation efforts between the Islamic State and its jihadist rivals in Syria.


ISIS defector speaks of life inside brutal jihadist group




Expansion of 'secret' facility in Iraq suggests closer US-Kurd ties




Underage fighters sacrificing childhoods to wage war in Iraq and Syria




Al Nusrah Front issues 'clarification' on the creation of an Islamic emirate

The Al Nusrah Front has released a statement saying that it has not "yet" announced the creation of an Islamic emirate and it will only do so after other jihadist groups agree with the decision.


Islamic State routs Iraqi armored column in Anbar

Several M1A1 tanks and M113 armored personnel carriers were destroyed. The ambush highlights the deteriorating state of the Iraqi security forces.


In Baghdad, middle-class Sunnis say they prefer militants to Maliki




US and Iraqis Try to Fragment Extremist Group




ISIS in control of 60 percent of Syrian oil: sources