Development In Iraq
July 10, 2014
The U.S. is contemplating attacking ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, with drones according to a recent report by Pentagon officials.
July 9, 2014
Iraq's Prime Minister blamed the northern autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq for hosting jihadists within its territory to launch their offensive on other parts of Iraq.
Former Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani, has claimed that the U.S and Iran could cooperate in countering Iraq's current militant offensive, despite a history of strained relations.
Iraq's parliament has changed its decision to postpone a key session until August and will now convene on Sunday.
Iraqi security forces found the bodies of 53 men Wednesday.
ISIL militants have reportedly taken control of a former chemical weapons facility northwest of Baghdad.
July 8, 2014
At least 25 ex-military leaders of Saddam Hussein's banned Baath party have been kidnapped by ISIS militants in Iraq this week,.
At least eight people were killed north of Iraq's capital Tuesday as Baghdad officials attempt to counter the jihadist offensive sweeping the country.
The Iraqi military is building fortifications near Baghdad in preparation for an ISIL advance.
A number of shells landed in the Saudi Arabian region of Arar as the kingdom stepped up security along the border with Iraq.
July 7, 2014
Iraq's new parliament delayed a key session scheduled for Tuesday.
A suicide bomb exploded at a checkpoint in northern Baghdad Monday.
July 6, 2014
Kurds in Iraq will press ahead with a referendum to have an independent state despite refusal from Nouri al-Maliki to accept any proposals.
ISIL militants executed at least ten people in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, activists say.
July 5, 2014
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Takfiri group has posted a video on the web, threatening to invade and take over Spain.