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The government is sending 4,000 Shia militiamen to serve in Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar. Human Rights Watch said the Iraqi military executed 255 prisoners to retaliate for Islamic State murders. Secretary of Defense Hagel said the US is not coordinating military operations in Iraq with Iran or Russia.




Inside the leadership of Islamic State: how the new 'caliphate' is run




Revealed: the Islamic State 'cabinet', from finance minister to suicide bomb deployer




Iraqi soldier tells of desertion as militants attacked refinery: 'Our officers sold us out'




In Iraq, death toll rises among Shiite recruits battling insurgency




Taliban calls for reconciliation in Syria, avoids mentioning Islamic State's caliphate

The Taliban's statement avoids any explicit mention of the Islamic State or its announced caliphate, even though the Islamic State has claimed that all Muslims must pledge allegiance to its leader.


Kurdish members of parliament as well as cabinet ministers said that they would boycott the government. The military claimed it killed 35 Islamic State fighters in Fallujah and Ramadi, 30 more in Rabiah, and an additional 25 Islamic State fighters in Babil. The Islamic State killed four policemen near Tikrit.




Turkey faces threat from returning jihadists




Fallujah key to defeating Islamic State in Iraq




Bruised Iraqi army leans on Shi'ite militias, volunteers




On the road to Samarra, glimpses of Iraq's new fractured reality




The Islamic State killed the commander of the Iraqi Army's 6th Division in Karma. The bodies of 50 people who were executed were discovered int he city of Iskandariyah. Five people were killed in two bombings in Hillah. Prime Minister Maliki accused the Kurdish Regional Government of providing safe haven and support for the Islamic State.




Exclusive: Iraq tells UN that 'terrorist groups' seized nuclear materials




ISIS Is About to Destroy Biblical History in Iraq




The government said the Islamic State has taken control of the Muthanna Chemical Weapons complex in the Thar Thar area northwest of Baghdad. The Islamic State has rounded up scores of Baathists in Mosul. The military claimed it killed dozens of Islamic State fighters north of Bayji.




Is Obama's Foreign Policy Too European?




Jihadists demolish Sunni and Shiite mosques and shrines in Mosul




Updated: Popular Australian cleric seeks to travel to Syria, join Islamic State

Shortly after the Islamic State declared the formation of the caliphate, Musa Cerantonio, a popular cleric, announced he was planning to travel to Syria.


Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the emir of the Islamic State who is now called Caliph Ibrahim, gave a sermon at the "Grand Mosque" in Mosul. The Iraqi military claimed the sermon was faked. An Iranian colonel is confirmed to have been killed while fighting in Samarra. Prime Minister Maliki relieved the commanders of Iraq's ground forces and national police.




Al Nusrah Front weakened in Syria by ISIS Islamic State: Analysts