A topic to keep up to date with going ons...
First step is Tikrit.
Before ISIS Rebranded as IS, they captured large parts of Iraq including the city of Tikrit on June 11.
Currently the Iraqi government is in the process of trying to recapture the city.
Initial reports from Baghdad were that the city had been retaken, but they seem to have been premature.
The biggest victims will be the residents of TIkrit - ISIS has shown no qualms carrying out massacres, and since Tikrit has a large sunni majority. the forces of Al Maliki will not show much compassion to the residents - their aim is to show control on the ground, not to minimise civillian casualties so worse comes to worse they wont be against levelling the city.