Development In Iraq
June 16, 2014
The U.S. State Department has announced that the U.S. embassy in Baghdad will remain open.
Conflicting reports reveal it is unclear who is currently in control of Nineveh province's strategic city of Tal Afar.
June 15, 2014
The Syrian and Iraqi governments have begun joint airstrikes against ISIL militants.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States is committed to helping Iraq defeat ISIL.
A bombing in central Baghdad has left 9 dead and 23 injured.
An airstrike on Kurdish forces has killed 6 and left over 20 injured.
Iraqi military forces have reportedly killed roughly 300 militants in their effort to stop ISIL from taking over more territory in Iraq.
Lebanese authorities are increasing security in border regions and adopting preventive measures to avoid spillover violence from Iraq and Syria.
The U.S. has sent three warships to the Gulf in response to recent chaos in Iraq.
Iraq's army prepared for an offensive against ISIL militant as the terrorist group advanced towards the country's capital, Baghdad.
June 14, 2014
Social media sites Facebook and Twitter have allegedly been blocked in Iraq by the communication ministry to try and prevent ISIS militants using them.
The UN's top human rights official, Navi Pillay, warned of grave human rights abuses in Iraq, as ISIS militants advance towards Baghdad.
June 13, 2014
Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said there would be no role of the 28-nation alliance in Iraq's detrimental violence.
ISIL militants took control of two towns in the Diyala Province late on Thursday, two days after capturing Nineveh.
Hundreds of Iraqis have reportedly rushed to join the country's forces against ISIL militants who have advanced towards Baghdad.