Five suicide bombers attacked Camp Speicher, a former US military base outside the city of Tikrit that includes an area where Iraqi police are being trained.
Iraqi security forces with coalition support have taken another major town held by IS. Now they have to take from the militants the biggest prize: Mosul.
A new report from Human Rights Watch accuses the government-backed militias of looting, extrajudicial killings, and destroying hundreds of homes and shops.
The militant group has released a 22-minute film that includes a mix of old and new footage of the carnage at the Camp Speicher military base in June 2014.
The Iraqi government may have no good options open when it comes to retaking Ramadi.
Islamic State militants may have captured as many as 2,300 US-provided armored Humvees from Iraqi armed forces when they seized Mosul in June 2014, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi admitted on Sunday.
Iraq’s Sunni tribes and Shia militias are trying to put aside their history of bloodletting and find ways to support each other in the fight against the Islamic State.
Islamic State Takes a Stab at Legitimacy With Alleged Identification Cards as Forces Lose Ground in Iraq
Photos of new identification cards have surfacing on pro-Islamic State social media accounts, indicating an attempt at legitimizing the so-called caliphate in the face of territory loss.
The assault on a major refinery in the northern city of Baiji comes after reports claiming the Islamic State has abandoned three major oil fields elsewhere in Iraq.
The Islamic State said it had killed the Shia soldiers, from the Camp Speicher military base, after taking the city in their lightning offensive across Iraq last year.
Iraq’s prime minister claims the country’s security forces “have reached the center of Tikrit,” but Islamic State fighters still control several neighborhoods in the city.