Development In Iraq
June 29, 2014
Forty-six Indian nurses remained stranded in Iraq's northern city of Tikrit where ISIL militants continue to battle government forces.
American drones equipped with Hellfire missiles patroled Baghdad's air space as U.S. advisers assisted Iraqi authorities with co-ordinating a major offensive to recapture Tikrit from ISIS militants.
June 28, 2014
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey says he has prepared an “option” for President Barack Obama to consider the use of US military assets against “high-value individuals” in ISIL leadership.
The Pentagon has announced that US drones armed with Hellfire missiles are flying over the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad to protect American troops and diplomats.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with Saudi leaders in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Friday, seeking their support for an inclusive government in Iraq.
June 27, 2014
Human Rights Watch claimed ISIS massacred at least 190 captives in the Iraqi city of Tikrit after an analysis of satellite images.
Military forces recaptured parts of Iraq's Tikrit as the army continues to battle ISIL militants across the country.
Around 20 people were killed in the town of Kadhimiya, in northern Baghdad after an explosion hit an overcrowded market late on Thursday.
June 26, 2014
Baghdad launched an aerial offensive on the city of Tikrit Thursday in an effort to oust militants from the area.
A pre-Christian temple has been overrun by ISIS militants in Iraq as Shia cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, issued a warning to the radical Sunni group.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization warned of food shortages as violence between ISIS and Iraqi forces intensifies.
Thousands of Iraqis have fled Christian areas as ISIL militants attack northern Iraq.
At least nine people were killed and 20 injured in various attacks near Iraq's capital Wednesday.
June 25, 2014
Damascus may have conducted airstrike attacks in western Iraq this week say U.S. officials.
A major air base in Iraq was attacked on Wednesday by Sunni insurgents. Four militants were also killed in the clashes with Iraqi forces in Yathrib, according to witnesses.