Development In Iraq
June 24, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Iraqi Kurdistan Tuesday to urge Kurdish leaders to partake in the new Iraqi government.
June 23, 2014
Extreme Sunni militants are now in control of the Shiite town of Tal Afar and its airport in northern Iraq.
As the ISIL and other Sunni groups move capture multiple towns in western Iraq, the Jordanian government insists its border with Iraq is secure.
Sunni militants are advancing west and have seized the towns of Rawa and Ana.
Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Baghdad Sunday as Iraqi forces continue to battle ISIL militants.
June 22, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters Sunday that Washington is not responsible for the current crisis in Iraq.
An air strike carried out by the Iraqi military has killed at least 40 ISIL militants in Tikrit.
Militants with the ISIL have seized the town of Rutba in Iraq's Anbar province.
June 21, 2014
At least 17 militants were killing in infighting in Iraq's Kirkuk province, and ISIS has captured a key Iraq-Syria border crossing.
Around one million Iraqis have been uprooted from their homes ever since ISIL militants launched attacks in the country, according to UNHCR.
Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, threw his weight behind the Iraqi government's fight against ISIL militants.
June 20, 2014
At least 30 Shiite militiamen were killed in clashes northeast of Baghdad Friday.
At least 34 Iraqi security forces were killed in the border town of Al Qaim Friday.
Iraq's army in Baiji, north of Tikrit, reportedly killed Abu Khabib al-Jazaeeri, a Saudi national and top commander of ISIL.
June 19, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama announced Thursday that Washington was ready to take "targeted" and "precise" military action in Iraq.