Iraqi Security Forces
The attack is the deadliest since US-backed Iraqi forces last month scored a major victory when it dislodged Islamic State from their stronghold of Fallujah.
The militants decisively captured the capital of Iraq’s largest province on Sunday despite a spate of US airstrikes intended to keep the city from falling.
A small contingent of Iraqi security forces personnel are battling an Islamic State onslaught at the Baiji oil refinery north of Baghdad.
Ottawa is set to approve airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria, expanding on the country's six-month-old mission in Iraq, dubbed Operation IMPACT.
According to the defence minister, the embattled Iraqi army won't be getting any Canadian weapons from the Harper government.
They have, for the first time, exchanged gunfire with ISIS on the front lines of the war in Iraq.
With terrorism on the minds of Canadian politicians, Canadian "precision-guided munitions" continue to drop on ISIS in Iraq.
Six months ago, as it swept into the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah in Iraq, ISIS was looking a lot less triumphant in Syria. Since then, ISIS has rampaged even further into Iraq, enabling them to turn their attention back to Syria, now armed with a...