Samarra, Iraq Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Samarra, Iraq.

Results 1 - 20 of 688 in Samarra, Iraq

  1. Iraqi Sunni tribe wages costly battle against IS groupRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | West Hawaii Today

    The consequences of the al-Jabouri tribe's decision to ally with Iraq's Shiite-led government against their fellow Sunnis in the Islamic State group are etched on row after row of gravestones in this palm-shaded town by the Tigris River. As Khamis Daari paces the cemetery he points out the final resting place of his son Ali, killed in December alongside scores of others who battled the IS group.

    Comment?

  2. Iraqi Sunni tribe wages costly battle against IS groupRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

    The consequences of the al-Jabouri tribe's decision to ally with Iraq's Shiite-led government against their fellow Sunnis in the Islamic State group are etched on row after row of gravestones in this palm-shaded town by the Tigris River. As Khamis Daari paces the cemetery he points out the final resting place of his son Ali, killed in December alongside scores of others who battled the IS group.

    Comment?

  3. As U.S. joins battle for Tikrit, Iranian-led Shiite militias angrily abandon itRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Star-Telegram.com

    Iraqi Shiite Muslim militias, angry that the government of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has asked for American help in ejecting Islamic State fighters from the central Iraqi city of Tikrit, began withdrawing their forces from the battle Thursday, the first major break between the Iranian-trained militias and Iraq's military establishment since the Islamic State advance last year. Whether the militias, which have formed the backbone of the Iraqi response to the Islamic State since Iraq's army collapsed last summer, would continue to participate in the fighting was undecided.

    Comment?

  4. Iran-Backed Shiite Militias In Iraq Contradict U.S. About Their Role In Battle For TikritRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Switched

    The United States insists its airstrikes on Islamic State-held Tikrit are only meant to enable and back up Iraqi forces, and that all Iran-supported Shiite militias have withdrawn from the forefront of the battle as a precondition for U.S. intervention. But Shiite paramilitary forces here in Iraq say otherwise, with some insisting they will continue to fight in the battle despite their objections to U.S. intervention.

    Comment?

  5. 2 U.S. citizens arrested for allegedly supporting ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WALA

    A member of the Army National Guard and his cousin were arrested for supporting the Islamic State group. Heavy fighting is raging around the city of Idlib in northwestern Syria as rebels press their offensive against the government stronghold.

    Comment?

  6. US conducting airstrikes to help Iraq retake TikritRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | West Hawaii Today

    At Iraq's request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters. The bombing marked a significant expansion of the U.S. military role in Iraq.

    Comment?

  7. US air power applied in IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Journal Gazette

    BAGHDAD U.S. warplanes began striking Islamic State forces in and around the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday, drawing the United States directly into a battle that has pitted the militants against Iraqi forces dominated by Iranian-backed militias.

    Comment?

  8. US launches airstrikes to support Iraqi forces trying to dislodge ISIS militants from TikritRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Daily Mail

    At the outset of the offensive, the Iraqi forces declined US-led coalition support though it looked to Iran for weapons and artillery The US has launched airstrikes against targets in Tikrit to support Iraqi ground forces trying to push ISIS militants out of the city, a senior official said. Iraq began the Tikrit ground offensive in early March without requesting US air support, even as it welcomed help from Iran.

    Comment?

  9. Syria rebels seize ancient townRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Nation

    Syrian rebels on Wednesday seized full control of the southern town of Bosra al-Sham, pushing pro-regime forces out after four days of heavy fighting, a monitor said. "Rebels and Islamist fighters pushed out National Defence Forces and Popular Defence Committee militias who were defending Shiite districts of the town," said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

    Comment?

  10. US begins airstrikes in Tikrit in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Independent

    Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies At Iraq's request, the US began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters, a senior Us official said.

    Comment?

  11. U.S. Airstrikes Begin at Iraq's Request in Stalled Battle to Retake Tikrit From Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | TheBlaze.com

    At Iraq's request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters, a senior U.S. official said. The airstrikes were "ongoing," the official said without providing details.

    Comment?

  12. U.S. conducting airstrikes in Iraq to help retake TikritRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Virginian-Pilot

    A senior U.S. official says the U.S. has begun airstrikes in Tikrit in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters. The official says the airstrikes began after the Iraqi government requested U.S. help.

    Comment?

  13. U.S. conducting airstrikes to help Iraq retake TikritRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Baltimore Sun

    A member of an Iraqi Shiite militant group called Imam Ali Brigades patrols in Tikrit on March 25, 2015. At Iraq's request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters, a senior U.S. official said.

    Comment?

  14. Sectarian tensions simmer in Iraq shrine city targeted by ISRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Daily-Jeff.com

    The al-Askari shrine in the Iraqi city of Samarra is surrounded by thousands of Shiite militiamen in mismatched uniforms, many of them awaiting transport to the nearby front lines of the war against the Islamic State group. For months, they have fended off attacks by the extremists and now they are on the offensive in Tikrit to the north, but their presence has alarmed Samarra's mainly Sunni residents, who fear both sides of the increasingly sectarian conflict.

    Comment?

  15. Sunnis in Iraq's Samarra fear growing presence of Shiite militias fighting Islamic StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Globe and Mail

    In this Sunday, March 22, 2015 photo, Iraqi Shiite militiamen walks on a street in Samarra, 95 kilometers north of Baghdad, Iraq. In this Sunday, March 22, 2015 photo, Iraqi Shiite militiamen walks on a street in Samarra, 95 kilometers north of Baghdad, Iraq.

    Comment?

  16. Briefing: Who is battling Islamic State in Iraq?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Christian Science Monitor

    Disparate groups have a common goal in defeating the self-proclaimed Islamic State, but sectarian strains remain. Iran , Kurds, Shiite militias, and even some Sunnis want to see the extremists defeated, and a major military operation continues in Tikrit, in northern Iraq .

    Comment?

  17. Members of the Houthi militia inspect the scene ofRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | The Jackson Sun

    Yemen bombings part of broader sectarian struggle Deadly mosque bombings could widen sectarian war in Yemen, elsewhere Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://usat.ly/1Hbd2P0 Bodies are covered with blankets after a March 20 suicide bomb attack in a mosque in Sanaa, Yemen. Triple suicide bombers hit two mosques crowded with worshippers during noon prayers.

    Comment?

  18. Iraqi army still not ready for prime timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | American Thinker

    The operation by the Iraqi army and Shia militias to retake the town of Tikrit from Islamic State forces has stalled due to heavy casualties and disagreement over tactics. Tikrit, the birthplace of Saddam Hussein, was attacked 2 weeks ago by 30,000 Iraqis.

    Comment?

  19. ISIS' explosive expansionRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 21 | WISW-AM Columbia

    Last week it welcomed into the fold Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist group with thousands of fanatical fighters that dominates territory the size of New Jersey. All this came in the wake of the group's rapid expansion across Libya, its assimilation of a powerful Egyptian terrorist group, and the founding of small chapters in Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Algeria, where its new affiliate last year beheaded a French hiker.

    Comment?

  20. Petraeus: Iran-backed Shia militias greatest threat to Iraq stabilityRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 21 | Big News Network.com

    ... Iran's Revolutionary Guards was killed by a sniper while training Iraqi security forces and Shia militants in Samarra, Iraq, late last year. In September 2014, Iranian commanders threatened to attack deep into Iraqi territory if IS militants came ...

    Comment?