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A suicide bomber killed 21 Iraqis, including seven policemen, in an attack at a checkpoint in Baghdad. The military killed 19 people, most of them civilians, in airstrikes in Fallujah and Garma. The Islamic State released photographs of its training camps in Ninewa.
Twenty-seven people were killed in a series of bombings in Baghdad. In one attack, a suicide bomber killed nine people at a checkpoint. The Islamic State reportedly overran Camp Speicher outside of Tikrit. The group claimed to have destroyed nine aircraft and killed two senior officers and scores of troops. The Islamic State expelled Christians from Mosul and blew up a church.
An Islamic State suicide bomber from Australia killed five people in an attack at a Shia mosque in Baghdad. Islamic State fighters set up a sophisticated ambush to repel government forces in their attempt to take control of Tikrit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prime Minister Maliki offered amnesty to Sunni tribes that are supporting the Islamic State and other insurgent groups. Security forces clashed with a Shia militia in Karbala; several security personnel and followers of Mahmud al Sarkhi were killed.
Sunni and Kurdish members of parliament left the assembly after the Shia-led State of Law coalition failed to name a replacement for Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki. More than 2,400 people were killed in Iraq last month, the highest monthly toll in seven years. The US has ordered the evacuation of some embassy personnel in Baghdad, and is sending 200 troops to secure the Baghdad facility.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham announced the formation of the Caliphate, changed its name to the Islamic State, and named Abu Bakr al Baghdadi as Caliph Ibrahim. The Iraqi military is reported to have withdrawn most of its ground forces from Tikrit after entering the city just one day ago. Heavy fighting has been reported in and around Tikrit.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham took control of the town of Mansouriyat al-Jabal and a nearby oil field. A suicide bomber killed 19 people in Baghdad. The military claimed it killed 32 ISIS fighters in airstrikes in Tikrit and in Anbar.
The military claimed it killed an al Qaeda leader and 19 fighters during clashes at the Bayji refinery, and 30 more fighters in airstrikes north of Fallujah. Iraqi officials claimed to have retaken the Tarbil and Al Walid border crossings in Anbar, but the report is unconfirmed. The ISIS took control of Nukhaib in Anbar. Kurdish President Massoud Barzani called for an independent Kurdistan.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham took control of the Bayji oil refinery. The Iraqi government has requested US air support to help fight ISIS. US officials are indicating that Prime Minister Maliki must step down to resolve the crisis.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham took control of Tal Afar in northwestern Iraq. The military claimed it killed 20 ISIS fighters in airstrikes in Balad and an ISIS commander from Algeria and four aides in Fallujah. The military also claimed it retook Jurf al Sakhar and killed 28 ISIS fighters.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's Salahaddin Division released photographs of the execution of scores soldiers captured at Tasfirat prison in the city of Tikrit. The ISIS killed 15 people in bombings in Baghdad, and launched attacks on Tal Afar and Tarmiyah. The military claimed it killed 80 ISIS fighters in airstrikes in Tikrit and in Mosul.
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.
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.
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.