Development In Iraq
August 24, 2014
SAS in high-tech hunt for Jihadi John: 'Significant force' of elite UK troops on the ground as MI5 identify James Foley's sickening killer
Iraqi troops and Kurdish Peshmerga forces backed by US airstrikes have managed to secure the area near Iraq’s largest dam after retaking complete control of the strategic structure from ISIL militants, Press TV reports.
August 23, 2014
Amid new sectarian violence, Vice President Joe Biden says the U.S. is prepared to help Iraq decentralize with a federal system.
New government talks are strained after Shiite militiamen opened fire on a Sunni mosque in Baghdad.
Amid international qualms over how to handle ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Iraqi Shiite militants opened fire on a Sunni mosque in Baghdad Friday, killing more than 70 people.
August 22, 2014
Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah has deplored as a “savage crime” the beheading of American journalist James Foley by an ISIL terrorist in a recently released video.
The Islamic State (Isis) presents a greater threat to the US than al-Qa’ida and must be defeated, the Pentagon has said.
August 21, 2014
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday the U.S. will launch a criminal investigation in the death of James Foley, and will continue to conduct military action in Iraq.
Thousands of refugees are in need of food, water and emergency supplies in Iraq's northern Kurdistan region, officials said.
Lebanon's Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai urged the international community to help protect Iraq's Christians, during a visit to the Kurdish capital of Irbil.
Interpol is urging the international community to conduct a coordinated effort against the stream of foreign fighters joining extremists in the Middle East.
A Romanian official says threats emanating from terrorism and extremism in the Middle East are a source of concern for the European Union (EU), of which his country is a member.
President Obama says US will continue to fight Islamic State, following murder of American journalist
August 20, 2014
American air strikes continued to hit ISIS targets in northern Iraq Wednesday, an unnamed U.S. official confirmed to AFP.
Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari urged the international community to back and support Iraq's ongoing offensive with militant group ISIS.