Development In Iraq
August 26, 2014
Following the kidnapping of 70 Sunnis by suspected Shiite militants, Iraq´s premier-designate Haidar al-Abadi said there was not place for armed groups outside of state control.
August 25, 2014
At least 12 people have been killed after a bomb attack targeted Shia worshippers in Iraq’s capital city, Baghdad.
The Iraqi government has called for international support to fight ISIS militants in Iraq.
Iraqi government forces have countered a massive attack by ISIS on the country's largest oil refinery.
August 24, 2014
The British ambassador to the United States said the identity of the militant who beheaded James Foley is close to being known.
The UN warned that ISIS militants could perpetrate another ethnic slaughter in the town of Amerli, Iraq.
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Iraqi troops and Kurdish Peshmerga forces backed by US airstrikes have managed to secure the area near Iraq’s largest dam after retaking complete control of the strategic structure from ISIL militants, Press TV reports.
August 23, 2014
Amid new sectarian violence, Vice President Joe Biden says the U.S. is prepared to help Iraq decentralize with a federal system.
New government talks are strained after Shiite militiamen opened fire on a Sunni mosque in Baghdad.
Amid international qualms over how to handle ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Iraqi Shiite militants opened fire on a Sunni mosque in Baghdad Friday, killing more than 70 people.
August 22, 2014
Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah has deplored as a “savage crime” the beheading of American journalist James Foley by an ISIL terrorist in a recently released video.
The Islamic State (Isis) presents a greater threat to the US than al-Qa’ida and must be defeated, the Pentagon has said.
August 21, 2014
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday the U.S. will launch a criminal investigation in the death of James Foley, and will continue to conduct military action in Iraq.
Thousands of refugees are in need of food, water and emergency supplies in Iraq's northern Kurdistan region, officials said.