Development In Iraq
August 13, 2014
An aid helicopter crashed Wednesday while delivering aid packages to besieged Yazidis stranded on Mt. Sinjar when several refugees tried to jump aboard. The crash killed the pilot and injured a Yazidi Parliamentary member, a New York Times journalist, and several children.
The U.S. confirmed Monday its intention to redirect weapons supply directly to Kurdish forces, bypassing central governments in Baghdad.
President Francois Hollande announced France's decision Wednesday to arm Iraq's Kurdish forces in northern Iraq.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah congratulated Haider Al-Abadi on becoming the next prime minister of Iraq, expressing hope that Sunnis, Shia and Kurds would be unified.
A bomb exploded near the house of Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi.
Despite the presence of thousands of American troops in Iraq, US President Barack Obama has approved the deployment of 130 more “military advisers” to northern Iraq.
Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi says current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will continue to play a role in Iraq's newly formed government.
August 12, 2014
A helicopter delivering aid crashed Tuesday in Iraq's Sinjar mountains.
Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haidar al-Abadi received the approval and support of both the U.S. and Iran after his nomination.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki urged security forces to stay out of politics Tuesday as the U.S. continues air strikes against militants in northern Iraq.
The British government completed a second air drop of aid to Iraqis Tuesday.
Peshmerga forces in Iraq made significant gains against terrorist group ISIS after several days of fighting, according to Press TV.
Outgoing Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki rejected the naming of his successor as premier on Monday, charging that it amounted to a violation of Iraq's constitution.
August 11, 2014
President Barack Obama came under fire from his opponents in Washington on Sunday as the U.S. launched further air strikes against militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq.
The U.S. has decided to directly provide weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq.