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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.
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.