The action in Iraq against religious extremists, fanatics, and terrorists, continues through the very hot summer. Here is a recent update from Bill Roggio, who travels frequently to Iraq as a citizen-journalist.
Mainstream news functions primarily as cheerleaders for the terrorists, as do most defeatist blog sites. By looking at the worldwide battle against religious terrorists as a bloody chess game, and following the moves, you will understand the undercurrents involved far better than any journalist with a six figure income or higher.
The best places to look for updates include:
The Fourth Rail
Michael Yon Online Magazine
and many other sites linked to from the above websites.