“I find myself being suspicious of everyone these days.”
The ISIS offensive that provoked U.S. airstrikes may have been aimed at winning oil fields. The militant group is “among the wealthiest terrorist groups on the planet,” says a U.S. intelligence official.
“We will defeat them because we are brave, because we would rather die than leave this land.”
Both the U.S. and Iran had been pushing for Nouri al-Maliki to go.
“We thought maybe he would fight like James Bond or have a fancy British gun.”
A team of military advisers arrived Wednesday to assess the conditions of refugees that have fled ISIS. The team determined that there are fewer stranded Yazidis than previously thought.
“The hospital gave me life so I intend to use that life to give back to them as long as possible.”
The advisers reportedly will plan for the evacuation of refugees that have been stranded as ISIS militants advance in the region.
From the anonymous sharing app Whisper: “I’m scared for ISIS.”
The helicopter was carrying aid for Iraqis that have fled ISIS militants.
Thousands of Yazidi walked miles to find refuge as the militant group expanded its reach.
Here’s what American military members and Iraq War veterans are saying on the anonymous secret-sharing app Whisper about the tense situation in Iraq.
Who is the man behind ISIS? Turns out, we don’t really know.
“We don’t know how to help them. We have nothing left but prayers.”
“I’ve been doing this job for more than 10 years; I have never seen a situation as desperate as this.”
Senior officials say the Obama administration has given weapons to Kurds who have made gains against Islamic militants in the country.
Video released Sunday evening by the U.S. military shows an airdrop into northern Iraq from the day before.
Iraqi Prime Minster Nuri al-Maliki said Monday he would not drop his bid for a third term. But the Iraqi president has asked rival Haidar al-Abadi to form a new government.
What led to Obama’s decision to launch airstrikes on fighters with the “Islamic State” in northern Iraq.
Also: weapons of mass destruction, air strikes, “boots on the ground,” genocide, and drones.
The path of least resistance.
Obama strikes ISIS in Iraq — but so far shows no signs of wanting to do the same in Syria.
Updated: Second round of U.S. air strikes target ISIS forces near the city of Irbil. The militants were “successfully eliminated” says Pentagon.
The Yazidis fled to a remote area in northern Iraq after they became targets of the hyper-militant group. ISIS considers the Yazidis devil worshippers and incompatible with an Islamic state.
“While there are deep concerns about slippery slopes and being dragged into a sectarian war in Iraq, progressives will not oppose action responding to genocide.”
Medyan Dairieh, a reporter for VICE News, recently spent three weeks embedded with the terror group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
“Today, America is coming to help.”
The airdrop included food and water for stranded Yazidis in northern Iraq. It comes a day after Obama announced his intent to help Iraqis targeted by militants, and his authorization of air strikes.
“I stress that the terrorist threat here in this country has not changed. Nevertheless, it is as high it has ever been.”