Development In Iraq
June 17, 2014
Iraq's government blamed Saudi Arabia this week for the escalation of violence and bloodshed within its borders.
that Turkey has officially evacuated its consulate in Iraq's southern city of Basra Tuesday due to the deteriorating security situation in the country.
ISIS militants tried to woo the residents of Mosul with cheap gas and water along with other popular initiatives, despite reports that only Sunni Iraqis returned to the city.
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.