Development In Iraq
August 12, 2014
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.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says he will file a legal complaint against the newly elected president for committing "a clear constitutional violation."
The U.S. State Department has relocated some of its staff members from the Kurdish city of Irbil and Baghdad.
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August 10, 2014
Militants in north-western Iraq have buried women and children alive during their offensive against the Yazidi ethnic minority, according to Iraq’s minister for human rights.
Kurdish forces aided thousands of Yazidis in fleeing Mount Sinjar Sunday.
Militants of the Islamic State have killed at least 500 Yazidis and buried them in mass graves.
Barack Obama said U.S. air strikes against ISIS in Iraq would be a "long-term project" following the aftermath of thousands of ethnic Yazidis fleeing violence in the north-western Sinjar mountain range.
British Prime Minister David Cameron joined Barack Obama in calling for an end to ISIS violence in Iraq following the displacement of ethnic Yazidis.
August 9, 2014
After day of being trapped and hunted by militants, thousands of Iraq's Yazidis have fled to Syria.
Friday marked the first time since 2011 that U.S. airstrikes took place in Iraq. Two rounds of strikes were executed on ISIS artillery targets while U.S. humanitarian air support dropped food and water to trapped Yazidis.
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.