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Iraq News - June 16, 2014

By bartolo - Posted on 15 June 2014


Iraq Army tries to roll back Sunni militants’ advance, says nearly 300 ISIS militants killed and 50 vehicles destroyed - Bloomberg

VIDEO: Iraq conducts air strikes on ISIS targets - The Washington Post

Maliki Orders Iraqi Troops To Make Stand At Samarra -

Samarra: Holy City where Iraq is doing battle against Sunni radicals - Telegraph

Shia militia: 'ISIS will not take Baghdad' - The Observer

Shiite militias strike back in Iraq, "We want to show the world that we can protect ourselves” -

VIDEO: Shia volunteers leave Basra for Baghdad to confront ISIS -

Powerful Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr calls for a military parade across Iraq - AhlulBayt News Agency

Anti-al-Qaeda Sunni Group Backs Iraq’s Shiite Government - Bloomberg

Kurd forces hold Iraq border crossing with Syria - Arab News 


Advancing Iraq rebels seize northwest town Tal Afar in heavy battle - Yahoo News

Bombings Kill Up to 21 People in Baghdad -

ISIS photographs detail execution of Iraqi soldiers (PHOTOS) - The Long War Journal

Iraq crisis: Cracks emerge in fragile alliance of insurgents -

VIDEO: General Military Council of the Iraqi Revolutionaries: ‘We are stronger than ISIS’ -

Iraq arrest that exposed wealth and power of ISIS jihadists - The Guardian

ISIS By The Numbers: How The Group Funds Terror (VIDEO) -

The Future of ISIS and the Sectarian Response: ISIS has Picked a Fight it Cannot Win - Syria Comment


Obama pushes Iraqis to mend sectarian rifts, prodding the leaders to form a new national unity government -

US, UK create joint team to prepare for air strikes in Iraq: report - RT News

Security boosted at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, some personnel are evacuated - The Washington Post

US prepares for talks with Iran to stop ISIS militants, says official -

Iran, US can end Iraq crisis says Rouhani adviser - Al-Monitor

Iran sends 2000 Basiji forces into Iraq to aid fight against ISIS militants -

Beleaguered Iraqis Court Iranian Mastermind of the Shiites Who Fought the U.S. -

Syria pounds ISIS Northeast bases in coordination with Iraq: activist group - THE DAILY STAR

Syrian army crushes rebel push near Northwest Turkish border - US News

Spread of fighting in Iraq to Turkmen town Tal Afar alarms Ankara - CİHAN

America's Allies Are Funding ISIS: Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia have dual agendas in the war on terror - The Daily Beast

Saudi press blames Iraq PM's 'sectarianism' for unrest - Ahram Online

ISIS recruitment drive in Riyadh also poses a potential threat to the Al Saud family’s rule - Businessweek

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