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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.




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.


Video from ISIS fighter shows aftermath of 'liberation' of Mosul

The video shows several police and armored military vehicles that are abandoned, burning, or torched, and large numbers of Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham fighters moving on the streets.


ISIS takes control of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham overran the government center, military bases, and police stations as security security forces abandoned their posts.


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.