Development In Iraq
June 23, 2014
Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Baghdad Sunday as Iraqi forces continue to battle ISIL militants.
June 22, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters Sunday that Washington is not responsible for the current crisis in Iraq.
An air strike carried out by the Iraqi military has killed at least 40 ISIL militants in Tikrit.
Militants with the ISIL have seized the town of Rutba in Iraq's Anbar province.
June 21, 2014
At least 17 militants were killing in infighting in Iraq's Kirkuk province, and ISIS has captured a key Iraq-Syria border crossing.
Around one million Iraqis have been uprooted from their homes ever since ISIL militants launched attacks in the country, according to UNHCR.
Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, threw his weight behind the Iraqi government's fight against ISIL militants.
June 20, 2014
At least 30 Shiite militiamen were killed in clashes northeast of Baghdad Friday.
At least 34 Iraqi security forces were killed in the border town of Al Qaim Friday.
Iraq's army in Baiji, north of Tikrit, reportedly killed Abu Khabib al-Jazaeeri, a Saudi national and top commander of ISIL.
June 19, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama announced Thursday that Washington was ready to take "targeted" and "precise" military action in Iraq.
Iraq's government said it regained control of the Baiji oil refinery while ISIS militants maintained they were in charge of the complex.
Iraq's armed forces reportedly made fresh gains in the country's Nineveh Province and Abu Tayban region.
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki refused to resign as his Shia-led government continues to battle ISIS militants in the country's largest oil refinery.
Washington is interested in sharing information with Iran over Sunni militants in Iraq, says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.