Speicher Massacre Victims Found at Hussein's Palace

Victims thought to have been murdered in ISIS massacre of mostly Shi'ite recruits found in mass graves at Hussein's compound.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/13/2015, 2:34 PM

Biden Says Iraq Doesn't Want to be Iran's 'Puppet'

After Iran's very public role in Tikrit battle, Biden claims Iraq doesn't want to be 'vassal state,' says ISIS unified all Iraqis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/11/2015, 10:44 PM

Iraqi Forces Battle ISIS in Tikrit a Week after City 'Retaken'

Pockets of Islamic State fighters still pose a risk for Iraqi pro-government troops; ISIS attack kills seven, including police colonel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/7/2015, 8:25 PM

Mass Graves Found in Iraqi City Liberated from ISIS

Remains of 47 exhumed in Tikrit after ISIS driven out; dead believed to have been killed in ISIS massacre of Shi'ite recruits.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/7/2015, 5:04 PM

Reports of Shi'ite War Crimes in Tikrit

Amnesty International investigating reports that Iraqi forces and militias committing serious violations in conquering Tikrit from ISIS.Aruz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2015, 6:44 PM

Amnesty Probing Iraqi Abuses in Tikrit Takeover

Human rights group Amnesty International said Thursday it was investigating Iraqi forces for human rights violations in Tikrit battle.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2015, 2:07 PM

US-Led Airstrikes Deciding Factor in Tikrit Operation

If not for US-led air support, Iraqi ground forces may never have been able to retake Tikrit from Islamic State terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2015, 1:46 PM

Iraq: Militiamen Loot Tikrit After its Recapture from ISIS

Pro-government militiamen seen looting shops in the center of Tikrit, a day after it was recaptures from ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2015, 3:15 AM

Iraq 'Liberates' Tikrit in Key ISIS Defeat

With help from US and Iran who vied for influence, Iraq takes back fortified city chalking up largest victory against ISIS yet - or did it?Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2015, 8:01 PM

Iran: US Killed Two Revolutionary Guard Advisors in Iraq

US offensive against ISIS in Tikrit killed two Iranian Revolutionary Guard advisors, Tehran claims; US denies.Tova Dvorin, 3/30/2015, 7:12 PM

US and Iran Vying for Influence in Tikrit Battle

Iran-backed militias pull back and US forces keen to give strong showing in fight against ISIS stronghold at Hussein's hometown.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/26/2015, 5:50 PM

ISIS Beheads 4 Government 'Recruiters' as Tikrit Advance Slows

Anti-ISIS advance slows significantly as Iraqi army and Shia militias encounter stiff resistance.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/17/2015, 10:52 AM

Former Iraqi Dictator's Tomb Levelled in Fighting for Tikrit

Tomb of Saddam Hussein virtually leveled in heavy clashes between ISIS and Iraqi forces fighting for Tikrit.Ben Ariel, 3/16/2015, 5:16 AM

Iraqi Forces Poised for Final Assault on ISIS Tikrit Stronghold

Iraqi army and Shia Islamist militia forces surround last remaining ISIS jihadis, say they'll finish them off in '72 hours'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/14/2015, 7:30 PM

Is ISIS Collapsing or Expanding?

Iraq backed by Iran is retaking Tikrit stronghold and repulsing ISIS, even as the group gains alliances in Africa and threatens White House.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/13/2015, 2:48 PM

Iran Deepening Involvement in Iraq's War on ISIS

Iraq welcomes Iranian soldiers, advisers on its soil as it fights to liberate Tikrit.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 3/13/2015, 2:04 PM

Wary Iraqi Forces Tighten Noose on ISIS in Tikrit

Thousands of Iraqi soldiers, Shia militiamen and Sunni tribal fighters inching in on Islamic State under heavy attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2015, 3:27 PM

Iraqi Forces Won't Be Rushed Into Final Assault on Tikrit

Iraqi forces say that despite superior numbers and firepower, they do not want to rush assault to retake Tikrit from ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2015, 12:55 PM

Pentagon Chief: Iran's Presence in Iraq is 'Concerning'

The presence of Iranian advisers in the Iraq battle for Tikrit is "concerning" to the United States, says Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/12/2015, 4:42 AM

Iraqi Forces Finally Enter ISIS-Controlled Tikrit

Operation to capture key Islamic State stronghold making slow but steady progress, officers say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2015, 1:50 PM

Former CIA Chief 'Uncomfortable' with Iran's Role in Iraq

Michael Hayden says he is "uncomfortable" with Iran's growing influence in Iraq, made especially evident by offensive in Tikrit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2015, 5:15 AM

ISIS Blows Up Key Tikrit Bridge to Slow Iraqi Army Advance

Islamic State blows up the only bridge across Iraq's Tigris river in the Tikrit area, as anti-ISIS forces close in on the Sunni city.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/10/2015, 8:57 PM

Fears that Tikrit Operation May See Massacres

Shi'ite revenge killings topic of concern in key battle for strategic ISIS stronghold, as US notes 'most overt conduct of Iranian support.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/4/2015, 7:49 PM

ISIS Unleashes Guerrilla Tactics in Bitter Battle for Tikrit

Battle for key ISIS stronghold bogged down by snipers and booby traps; may be preamble to operation on Mosul headquarters.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/3/2015, 7:01 PM

US Takes Back Seat as Iran Runs Op on Key ISIS Stronghold

US says it hasn't been asked to provide airstrikes for massive operation on Tikrit, although Iranian planes may be involved.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2015, 8:59 PM

Iraq: Major Military Offensive Begins to Seize ISIS Stronghold

Iraqi army forces backed by pro-government militias begin operation to take Tikrit, hometown of executed dictator Saddam Hussein.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2015, 11:01 AM

Islamist Pincer Move Tightens the Noose on Baghdad

Lightning-fast takeover sees cities captured in a matter of hours Friday, in systemic front moving toward Baghdad.Tova Dvorin, 6/13/2014, 1:29 PM

Iraq: Kurds Capture Kirkuk as Islamists Turn to March on Baghdad

Islamic State of Iraq and Levant threaten Shia strongholds as Iran, Turkey both warn of consequences.Ari Soffer, 6/12/2014, 12:53 PM

ISIS Siezes Tikrit as Islamist Takeover of Iraq Continues

Islamists attack Turkish embassy in Tikrit, the birthplace of Saddam Hussein, as politicians blame weakened Maliki government.Tova Dvorin and Ari Soffer, 6/11/2014, 7:39 PM