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Eighteen people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated his car packed with explosives outside of the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in Jalawla. The suicide bomber then entered the building and detonated his vest. Security forces launched an operation to clear ISIS fighters from western Mosul.




Barrel bombs risk becoming answer to insurgency




The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham killed 18 security personnel during a massed assault on Mosul; the military said it killed 105 AQAP fighters in a counterattack. ISIS fighters briefly seized control of Anbar University in Ramadi and killed three policemen before retreating.




Iraqi troops repel ISIS assault on Mosul

The ISIS killed 18 security personnel during a massed assault on the northern Iraqi city. ISIS fighters also briefly seized control of Anbar University in Ramadi.


ISIS touts French, German, and Libyan suicide bombers in Syria

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham continues to highlight the deaths of foreign jihadists in both Iraq and Syria.


ISIS takes control of areas in central Iraqi city

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham took partial control of Samarra after more than 150 fighters stormed the city.


ISIS suicide bomber kills Anbar Awakening leader




Nearly 800 killed in Iraq's bloodiest month this year: UN




ISIS again touts French and other foreign suicide bombers




Iraq PM calls for "jihad" against Anbar jihadists




AQAP eulogizes 2 Mukallah prison escapees

In the past week, a Twitter account affiliated with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula tweeted the biographies of two fallen militants who had previously traveled to Iraq.


US Training Elite Antiterror Troops in Four African Nations




Zawahiri again addresses jihadist infighting in Syria

In a newly released three-page statement, Ayman al Zawahiri again says that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) owed its allegiance to al Qaeda's senior leadership before disobeying orders. Any pledges of allegiance collected by the ISIS since then "are null pledges, because they arose from a direct violation of my command as his direct emir," he states.


Iraqi Kurdistan makes first oil sale amid exports row




The military said it killed 20 Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham fighters during a raid on a camp in Al Sadda near Fallujah. The ISIS executed eight soldiers after stopping their bus in Sulaiman Bek.




ISIS names Danish, French suicide bombers killed in 'Ninewa Division'

A Frenchman and a Dane were among six foreign suicide bombers who conducted attacks in the Islamic State of Iraq's northernmost administrative unit in Iraq.


The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham killed 14 people, including five policemen and soldiers, in attacks in Mosul, Baghdad, and Mahmoudiya. A candidate in the recent election was kidnapped in Baghdad. Iran is calling on Iraq to send more than 3,000 members of the People's Mujahideen Organization of Iran home to face a "fair trial."




The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham killed five Awakening fighters in Balad and two soldiers in Baghdad. Security forces killed eight ISIS fighters while sinking their boat on the Tigris river south of Mosul. The military destroyed three ISIS camps in Rawa.




The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham killed 29 people in a series of attacks in and around Baghdad. In one attack, Army officers were executed after being stopped at a fake ISIS checkpoint. Security forces captured six Ansar al Islam fighters in Kirkuk.




Kurds could opt out of Iraqi government