U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday the original briefing was inaccurate and that military officials should not discuss war plans in any case.
Iraqi troops, backed by Shiite groups, have launched a ground offensive against ISIL on Monday to recapture Tikrit city. Tikrit, a Sunni-majority city, was the homeland of the deceased Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.
Two planes carrying military aid land in Baghdad and have delivered much needed supplies and was handed over by Ambassador Kaymakci to Iraq Defence Officials.
Displaced families moved to military base, where another 300 families had taken refuge after fleeing terror from nearby areas.
Progress of offensive could impact Mosul campaign timing with army, militias advance on Tikrit from south and east. The Prime Minister has said that says civilians, homes to be protected
Iraqi army says it is preparing for a large-scale anti-Daesh operation in Tikrit in north.
Iraqi army forces bombarded ISIL positions. The offensive is the biggest military operation in the province
Archaeologists said some of the items were from the ancient Mesopotamian cities of Nimrud and Nineveh, where Mosul now stands, as well as the ruins of Hatra, which dates back more than 2,000 years.
Thousands of troops and fighters from Shi'ite militias known as Hashid Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) have gathered around Samarra for a campaign to drive ISIS out of nearby strongholds on the Tigris River
The casualties have taken place in three separate attacks across the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Peshmerga forces prevent Arabs from returning to their homes in disputed territories claimed by Erbil and Baghdad, according to Human Rights Watch.
Iraqi security forces seize control of al-Shohadaa neighborhood and kill 13 Daesh militants.
The update on U.S. efforts to arm Iraqi troops followed an unusual, detailed briefing last week on preparations for an operation this spring to retake Iraq's second biggest city
Javad Zarif visited Iraq to hold talks with top officials.
Nechirvan Barzani receieved the money during Turkey visit
Iraq forces securing an area near a key base where US marines are training local forces.
Iraq defence minister criticised US saying Mosul attack timing was for Iraq to decide
The main attack force being assembled for the Mosul campaign would include five Iraqi army brigades and three brigades of Kurdish peshmerga troops would contain the city from the north
- More than 2.6 million internally diplaced person exist, claims Iraqi official.
ISIL militants control district’s governmental buildings, including police command.
Disputes ongoing over amount of oil provided by Kurdish Regional Government and amount of money budgeted for Iraqi Kurdish region.