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Kurds, Iraqi forces in standoff in oil-rich Kirkuk

11 months, 11 days ago
MARYAM BEIK: Thousands of Iraqi troops were locked in an armed standoff with Kurdish forces in the disputed oil-rich province of Kirkuk as Washington scrambled to avert fighting between its allies in the war against the Islamic State group.…

Iraqi troops, militia retake strategic town north of Tikrit

3 years, 6 months ago
BAGHDAD: Iraqi troops and militias drove Islamic State militants out of the town of al-Alam on Tuesday, fighters and a local official said, clearing the way for an offensive to retake the nearby city of Tikrit from the ultra-radical group.

Advancing Iraq troops enter strategic town on edge of Tikrit

3 years, 6 months ago
BAGHDAD: Iraqi government forces and Iran-backed militiamen entered a town on the southern outskirts of Saddam Hussein's home city Tikrit on Friday, pressing on with the biggest offensive yet against Islamic State militants that seized the…