Development In Iraq
June 17, 2014
Iraqi security forces successfully fended off ISIL militants who attacked Baquoba early Tuesday.
The U.S. is deploying several hundred troops in and around Iraq.
England's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Monday that the U.K. will not stand in the way if the U.S. decides to take military action in Iraq.
June 16, 2014
The prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan has arrived in Tehran for talks about the Iraq crisis.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview that the U.S. is considering air strikes in Iraq.
The ISIL captured Tal Afar Monday.
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.