Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks in the cities that have up to now escaped the worst of the violence in the five-year-old conflict, saying it was targeting members of President Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite minority.
Malik said that he’ll brief the nation about documentary proofs and will make them public in a few days.
Obama said over 40 nations have offered to help in this comprehensive effort to confront this terrorist threat.
American fighter aircraft struck and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint southwest of Mt Sinjar.
The repercussions of ISIL’s call have been felt in Thane district.
Any decision that US President makes about military actions in Iraq will be focused on its core national security interests, said Earnest.
Witnesses said loyalists were moving toward Tikrit from the west and engaged in heavy clashes.
The Pentagon confirmed that among the manned and unmanned US aircraft flying over Iraq to carry out surveillance, some were carrying bombs and missiles.
Sources in Ramadi hospital said they had received the bodies of two people, one of them a student and the other a policeman.
Security officials blamed ISIL for the attack.
The Iraqi army and al-Qaeda militants are fighting in two provinces of the country.
Rebels are reportedly trying to break the siege by state forces that have cut rebel supply lines.
This month,238 people have died from sectarian violence in Iraq.
Al-Qaeda is targeting citizen journalists in Syria’s Raqa with a wave of kidnappings,beatings and assassinations aimed at silencing them,in what activists call a reign of terror. “Is your head still attached to your body? I swear to God your head will be cut off,and that we’ll give you a visa to hell,” read the threat […]
The Syrian govt has always used ‘terrorists’ to categorise rebels.