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ISIS Releases Grisly Footage of Tikrit Massacre

New 22-minute video posted in jihadist forums, shows graphic mass executions of Shiite cadets outside Speicher military base last June.

ISIS Releases Grisly Footage of Tikrit Massacre

Iraq Exhumes 500 Bodies from ISIS Tikrit Massacre

Remains of nearly 500 people, believed to have been executed by ISIS during Speicher massacre in Tikrit, exhumed Wednesday.

Iraq Exhumes 500 Bodies from ISIS Massacre in Tikrit

Visit 'Sacred' Site Where ISIS Massacred Shi'ites

Tigris waterfront at Hussein's ex-palace in Tikrit has turned into a pilgrimage destination - and is where the tide turned against ISIS.

Visit the 'Sacred' Site Where ISIS Massacred Shi'ites

Speicher Massacre Victims Found at Hussein Palace

Victims thought to have been murdered in ISIS massacre of mostly Shi'ite recruits found in mass graves at Hussein's compound.

Speicher Massacre Victims Found at Hussein's Palace

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.

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

Iraqi Forces Still Battling ISIS in Tikrit

Pockets of Islamic State fighters still pose a risk for Iraqi pro-government troops; ISIS attack kills seven, including police colonel.

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

Mass Graves Found in Iraq 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.

Mass Graves Found in Iraqi City Liberated from ISIS

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.

Reports of Shi'ite War Crimes in Tikrit

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.

Amnesty Probing Iraqi Abuses in Tikrit Takeover

US-Led Airstrikes Deciding Factor in Tikrit Op

If not for US-led air support, Iraqi ground forces may never have been able to retake Tikrit from Islamic State terrorists.

US-Led Airstrikes Deciding Factor in Tikrit Operation

Iraq: Militiamen Loot Tikrit After Recapture

Pro-government militiamen seen looting shops in the center of Tikrit, a day after it was recaptures from ISIS.

Iraq: Militiamen Loot Tikrit After its Recapture from ISIS

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?

Iraq 'Liberates' Tikrit in Key ISIS Defeat

Iran: US Killed Two Revolutionary Guard Advisors

US offensive against ISIS in Tikrit killed two Iranian Revolutionary Guard advisors, Tehran claims; US denies.

Iran: US Killed Two Revolutionary Guard Advisors in Iraq

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.

US and Iran Vying for Influence in Tikrit Battle

ISIS Beheads Four as Tikrit Advance Slows

Anti-ISIS advance slows significantly as Iraqi army and Shia militias encounter stiff resistance.

ISIS Beheads 4 Government 'Recruiters' as Tikrit Advance Slows

Saddam's Tomb Levelled in Fighting for Tikrit

Tomb of Saddam Hussein virtually leveled in heavy clashes between ISIS and Iraqi forces fighting for Tikrit.

Former Iraqi Dictator's Tomb Levelled in Fighting for Tikrit

Iraqi Forces Poised for Final Assault on Tikrit

Iraqi army and Shia Islamist militia forces surround last remaining ISIS jihadis, say they'll finish them off in '72 hours'.

Iraqi Forces Poised for Final Assault on ISIS Tikrit Stronghold

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.

Is ISIS Collapsing or Expanding?

Iran Deepening Involvement in Iraq's War on ISIS

Iraq welcomes Iranian soldiers, advisers on its soil as it fights to liberate Tikrit.

Iran Deepening Involvement in Iraq's War on ISIS

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.

Wary Iraqi Forces Tighten Noose on ISIS in Tikrit

Iraqi Forces Won't Be Rushed Into Final Assault

Iraqi forces say that despite superior numbers and firepower, they do not want to rush assault to retake Tikrit from ISIS.

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

Carter: Iran's Presence in Iraq 'Concerning'

The presence of Iranian advisers in the Iraq battle for Tikrit is "concerning" to the United States, says Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.

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

Iraqi Forces Finally Enter ISIS-Controlled Tikrit

Operation to capture key Islamic State stronghold making slow but steady progress, officers say.

Iraqi Forces Finally Enter ISIS-Controlled Tikrit

Hayden '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.

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

ISIS Blows Up Tikrit Bridge to Slow Iraqi 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.

ISIS Blows Up Key Tikrit Bridge to Slow Iraqi Army Advance

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.'

Fears that Tikrit Operation May See Massacres

ISIS Unleasehs Guerrilla Tactics in Tikrit Battle

Battle for key ISIS stronghold bogged down by snipers and booby traps; may be preamble to operation on Mosul headquarters.

ISIS Unleashes Guerrilla Tactics in Bitter Battle for Tikrit

US Takes Back Seat as Iran Runs Key Op on ISIS

US says it hasn't been asked to provide airstrikes for massive operation on Tikrit, although Iranian planes may be involved.

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

Iraq: Major Offensive Begins to Seize Tikrit

Iraqi army forces backed by pro-government militias begin operation to take Tikrit, hometown of executed dictator Saddam Hussein.

Iraq: Major Military Offensive Begins to Seize ISIS Stronghold

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.

Islamist Pincer Move Tightens the Noose on Baghdadplayer

Iraq: Islamists Threaten to March on Baghdad

Islamic State of Iraq and Levant threaten Shia strongholds as Iran, Turkey both warn of consequences.

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

Iraq: ISIS Islamists Sieze Tikrit

Islamists attack Turkish embassy in Tikrit, the birthplace of Saddam Hussein, as politicians blame weakened Maliki government.

ISIS Siezes Tikrit as Islamist Takeover of Iraq Continuesplayer