Development In Iraq

October 9, 2014

UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said Britain's role in Iraq and Syria would continue to be supportive (File/AFP)
12:32 GMT

The British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the UK will become more involved in the fight against IS, but ground troops won't be deployed to Iraq and Syria.

President Barack Obama says the “barbaric” ISIL terrorist organization poses a threat to the world and fighting against the group will be a “difficult mission.” [AFP]
08:43 GMT

US President Barack Obama says the “barbaric” ISIL terrorist organization poses a threat to the world and fighting against the group will be a “difficult mission.”

As the fighting continues, the lack of assistance for those living in Kobani sparked more violent demonstrations across Turkey. [Getty Images]
08:04 GMT

Isis in Kobani: Still no sign of Turkey reacting to threat on its border as John Kerry says preventing the fall of the town is 'not a strategic objective'

October 8, 2014

The FBI has appealed for help in tracking down IS fighters. [Twitter]
12:53 GMT

The FBI has appealed to the public for any information on individuals who may have traveled abroad to fight alongside Isis.

October 7, 2014

Authorities say the assailant rammed an explosive-laden armored vehicle into houses. (AFP/File)
12:26 GMT

A car bomb has killed at least 17 people and injured 13 others in Iraq's Saladin Province.

Kurdish fighters have been battling IS militants outside Kobani for weeks. (AFP/File)
06:55 GMT

IS militants have entered the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani after weeks of intense fighting.

October 6, 2014

Dutch fighter jets have also begun flying over Iraqi territory. (AFP/File)
06:53 GMT

The French Ministry of Defense says Paris is going to step up its military presence in Iraq.

October 5, 2014

Kurdish forces have been battling IS militants for control of Kobani for weeks. (AFP/File)
12:28 GMT

IS militants are closing in on the Syrian border town known to the Kurds as Kobani.

October 3, 2014

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said total victory over IS would be difficult to achieve, echoing Barack Obama's comments (File/AFP)
13:45 GMT

Australia is due to send fighter jets to bomb Islamic State targets in northern Iraq within days after the country's government approved military action alongside the U.S.-led coalition.

October 2, 2014

Jordan Matson says he has gained acceptance among the YPG. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)
19:00 GMT

A former Marine has traveled to Syria and is now fighting alongside Kurdish forces to defeat IS.

The government bill calls for authorizing the Turkish army to launch operations against all threats, including IS terrorists, Kurdish Peshmerga forces and even Syrian troops. (AFP/File)
18:07 GMT

Turkey's parliament has begun discussing a motion that would authorize the government to launch a military strategy against the Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

Militants attacked a major army base in Ramadi and police headquarters in Heet. (AFP/File)
13:33 GMT

Islamic State militants launched attacks in the towns of Ramadi and Heet Thursday.

IS has carried out brutal acts against, Christians, Muslims and Yazidis (pictured), who were forced to flee militant violence (File/AFP)
12:20 GMT

More than 1,119 Iraqis were killed including 854 civilians during the month of September according to a report by the UN Wednesday.

Experts believe IS has resorted to attacking civilians as a result of U.S.-led air strikes (File/AFP)
11:18 GMT

Civilian deaths are on the rise in Iraq since IS intensified car bomb and mortar attacks across the country, despite U.S. air strikes.

Islamic State opens 1st consulate in Turkish capital. [AFP]
04:52 GMT

The ISIL terrorists have purportedly opened a consulate in Turkey and use it to issue visas for those who want to join the fight against the Syrian and Iraqi governments.