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A damaged mosque is seen amidst destroyed vehicles and other debris in Tikrit, Iraq, April 1, 2015. The Iraqi government claimed victory over Islamic State insurgents in Tikrit on Wednesday after a month-long battle for the city supported by Shi’ite militiamen and U.S.-led air strikes, saying that only small pockets of resistance remained.

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ISIS Loses Sunnite Base in Western Provinces

ISIS Loses Sunnite Base in Western Provinces

Baghdad-After kicking out Al-Qaeda from Al Anbar, west of Iraq in 2007, and forming Iraqi Sahwa forces no one from the Iraqi political figures expected a new version of this organization be born after years. Yet, this time the purpose was not to expand in Al Anbar...