Development In Iraq
August 17, 2014
Kurdish Peshmergas backed by U.S. air strikes launched a major operation to retake control of Iraq's largest dam in Mosul from Islamic State militants.
August 16, 2014
Iraq’s Kurdish officials say ISIL Takfiri militants have massacred around 100 members of the Izadi (Yazidi) minority in a village in the north of the country.
August 15, 2014
Almost a dozen ancient Shiite shrines and mosques were destroyed by Isis militants in western Iraq.
In a nationally televised address, Maliki agreed to step down as Iraq's PM, and welcomes the newly-nominated Abadi,
August 14, 2014
Thousands of Izadi Kurds have been killed or displaced since the ISIL terrorists attacked the mountainous Sinjar region in northern Iraq.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Dawa Party has announced its commitment to Haider al-Abadi
At least eight people have been killed in four car bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source says.
Prime Minister David Cameron said "detailed plans" are underway to deliver aid and assistance to Iraq's Yazidis who fled ISIS violence.
According to reports from U.S. military personnel, only a few thousand Yazidis remain trapped on Mt. Sinjar.
Militants from the Islamic State are now in control of seven oil fields in Iraq and large amounts of the country's wheat supplies.
Britain will help rescue up to 30,000 starving refugees trapped by jihadist maniacs in northern Iraq, David Cameron said yesterday.
August 13, 2014
Incumbent Prime Minister Maliki asserts he will remain in power until a court ruling is reached by Iraq's federal courts.
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.