After battlefield defeats, IS revives insurgency

Kurdish Peshmerga Asayesh security forces search for suspected Islamic State militants in the village of Khudhaifa in the Qush Tapa sub-district of Diyala province, June 13, 2016. (STAFF/Iraq oil Report)
Indigenous IS fighters in northern Diyala province are using insurgent tactics to threaten areas that have ostensibly been reclaimed by government-backed forces.

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Iraqi Cabinet decisions: June 28, 2016

Iraq's Cabinet meets on June 28, 2016, in Baghdad. (Source: Iraqi Cabinet media office)

Whenever the media office of the Council of Ministers releases decisions of the Cabinet, Iraq Oil Report publishes a translation from the original Arabic.

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IS targets Tuz again, exposing deep-rooted divisions

The remnants of a truck bomb, claimed by IS, shortly after exploding on the Tuz-Kirkuk highway on June 18, 2016. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

A coordinated and well-planned IS offensive that killed the Tuz Khurmatu police chief shook the relatively secure frontline town, setting off alleged extrajudicial killings of prisoners nearby and a violent end to a tentative ceasefire between Kurdish and Turkomen forces.