August 8, 2014
US President Obama announced the use of airstrikes to protect humanitarian aid to religious minorities who had moved to and become trapped on mountaintops.
August 7, 2014
President Obama is considering either airstrikes or airdrops to help Iraqis trapped on a mountaintop.
Militants from the Islamic State have taken control of the Christian town of Qaraqosh.
Thousands of minority Yazidi Iraqis marooned on Mount Sinjar face the choice of dying of thirst or surrendering to the Isis fighters.
August 6, 2014
Car bombs in Shiite neighborhoods killed 27 people Wednesday as fighting between government forces and Islamic State militants kills 50 people.
ISIL continues their assault on Christians in northern Iraq.
Kurdish forces continue to battle militants from the Islamic State in northern Iraq.
Iran's ambassador to Baghdad said on Tuesday the Persian state was prepared to help Iraqi Christians fleeing ISIS violence.
The UN criticized ISIS attacks in Iraq and Syria and was "deeply concerned" following the latest offensive in Sinjar where 200,000 civilians from the Yazidi community are believed to have fled.
Widespread media reports that a dam in Mosul was captured by ISIS are now known to be false. Kurdish forces repelled the attack.
August 5, 2014
Iraqi authorities intend to track how ISIL militants receive foreign support, Justice Minister Hassan al-Shammari announced on Monday.
Leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, said he expected the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria to fail and that the extremist organization would not advance in Lebanon.
The United Nations (UN) says that tens of thousands of Iraqis who have been forced to flee ISIL terror in the northern town of Sinjar are currently surrounded by the members of the terrorist group.
August 4, 2014
The Iraqi Prime Minister has requested the air force provide support to Iraq's Kurdish forces.
Militants from the extremist group the Islamic State have taken control of the Mosul Dam.