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Islamic State seizes Iraqi army base, PM to send in Shi’ite fighters

BAGHDAD: Islamic State militants drove security forces from a key military base in western Iraq on Sunday and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi authorized the deployment of Shi'ite paramilitaries to wrest back control of the mainly Sunni province.

Shi’ite fighters leave Tikrit after looting: Iraqi officials

BAGHDAD: Almost all Shi'ite paramilitaries had left Tikrit on Saturday after locals complained that some fighters had spent several days looting the Sunni city after helping retake it from Islamic State.