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Fuelled by Syria war, al Qaeda bursts back to life in Iraq

Military officials said that 22 soldiers, 12 civilians, and an unknown number of Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham fighters were killed during clashes in the contested city of Ramadi. The ISIS killed nine people in Baghdad, six truck drivers at a fake checkpoint in Baqubah, and two soldiers in Hillah. Security forces captured 20 wanted men in Mosul.

The Women of al Qaeda

The continuing evolution of al Qaeda 3.0

Power Vacuum in Middle East Lifts Militants

Al Qaeda group leader's letters discovered with plans to kidnap UN workers in Syria

Al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham and allied tribes took control of the city of Fallujah. The military claimed that 25 ISIS fighters were killed during fighting in Ramadi, and 30 more were killed in Karma. Iraqi tribes are allying with the military to fight against the ISIS in Ramadi, Rawa, Anah, Haditha, and Al Qaim.

Al Qaeda, tribal allies 'control' Fallujah

While the military and allied tribes organize to retake areas of Ramadi and launch operations in other cities and towns, Fallujah, a city that once represented the seat of power for al Qaeda in Iraq, has again fallen under control of the group.

Fallujah falls under Al Qaeda control in blow for Iraq security

At least 32 people were killed as the military and tribes in Anbar battled the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham in Fallujah, Ramadi, and other cities and towns in the province. An ISIS commander known as Abu Abelrahman al Baghdadi is said to have been killed during the clashes. The ISIS is still in control of large areas in the cities.

Chatah's assassination marks rise of extremism in Lebanon

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham has taken over large areas of the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah; a police chief was killed during clashes in Ramadi. An ISIS suicide bomber killed 12 people in Balad Ruz. The ISIS killed 11 civilians and five policemen in attacks in Baghdad, Latafiyah, and Mosul. Security forces arrested the leader of the Shia Al Mukhtar Army.

Al Qaeda seizes partial control of 2 cities in western Iraq

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham has taken control of sections of Ramadi and Fallujah. In Ramadi, a large convoy of ISIS fighters has been seen moving through the city.

"Islamist militants" attacked police stations and government buildings in Fallujah, Ramadi, and Tarmiyah to free prisoners and seize weapons. Fighters are in control of areas of Ramadi and Fallujah. In Tarmiyah, four policemen were killed after jihadists assaulted a police headquarters in the city.

Twenty-three Iraqis were killed in violence throughout Iraq over the past 24 hours. Forty Sunni members of parliament resigned in protest after a senior lawmaker was detained in Ramadi. Prime Minister Maliki said he would turn security in Anbar over to the police.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham killed 18 people in a series of bombings and attacks. In Mosul, a suicide bomber killed eight soldiers, including a brigadier general. Four more soldiers were killed in Garma and four Awakening fighters were killed in Baghdad.

Security forces clashed with bodyguards while arresting a prominent Sunni member of parliament in Anbar who has been critical of Prime Minister Maliki. Three of the MP's bodyguards and two siblings, and a soldier were killed during the fighting. A curfew has been imposed in Ramadi.

How al Qaeda Changed the Syrian War

Syria's civil war tests whether borders drawn less than a century ago will last

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham killed three Awakening fighters in Kirkuk. Security forces captured seven ISIS fighters in Anbar. The US is sending weapons to Iraq to aid in the fight against the ISIS.