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June 30th, 2014
06:33 PM ET

U.S. will send more troops to Iraq

The Pentagon will send a total of 800 troops to Iraq to help the country combat ISIS. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Iraq • National security • Situation Room
June 20th, 2014
09:22 PM ET

Secret video of ISIS smuggled out by wanted man

A man who fled from Mosul, Iraq, shows CNN Senior International Correspondent Arwa Damon video that provides a rare glimpse into how ISIS is winning - and then ruling - over people in the cities they seize.


Filed under: Arwa Damon • Iraq • Terror
June 20th, 2014
09:06 PM ET

Obama: Iraq must find political solution

President Barack Obama exhorted Iraqi leaders to come up with a political solution to governing their nation because "if they don't, there won't be a military solution to the problem," he told CNN in an interview Friday. CNN's Kate Bolduan has the interview.

MORE: Obama: We gave Iraq a chance


Filed under: Interviews • Iraq • Kate Bolduan
June 20th, 2014
09:02 PM ET

Three major pitfalls U.S. forces in Iraq face

CNN's Barbara Starr looks at some of the contingency plans that may be used if the U.S. military faces danger in Iraq.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • International affairs • Iraq
June 19th, 2014
07:07 PM ET

Will there be a third Iraq war?

CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on President Obama's comments about the role of the U.S. in the crisis in Iraq.

June 19th, 2014
07:01 PM ET

Will ISIS and al-Qaeda join forces?

CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports on the possibility of ISIS and AQAP joining forces in the Middle East.

June 16th, 2014
07:30 PM ET

Obama to send 275 U.S. troops to Iraq

President Obama has sent a letter to the Speaker of the House to officially notify Congress that he is deploying U.S. troops to Baghdad to protect American personnel. CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta reports.


Filed under: International affairs • Iraq • Jim Acosta
June 16th, 2014
07:24 PM ET

Kerry: U.S. could partner with Iran

The U.S. may soon be working with an unlikely partner to stem the violence in Iraq: Iran. After more than 35 years of bitter tension, the two countries have found a common ground in the terrorist militants rampaging across Iran. CNN's Elise Labott on statements from U.S. officials that indicate a willingness to work together.


Filed under: Elise Labott • International affairs • Iran • Iraq
June 16th, 2014
07:16 PM ET

Will ISIS attempt to attack America?

Their goal is a transnational Islamic caliphate, and they've already taken huge swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria. But will the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria turn its eye towards the West? CNN's Brian Todd reports on the growing concern among American officials that the group is positioning itself to attack the U.S.

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Filed under: Iraq • National security • Terror
June 16th, 2014
07:07 PM ET

Gruesome video shows executions by ISIS

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has stepped up their brutal propaganda campaign. The deadly terror group, on a rampage across Iraq, just released a gruesome new video that shows members interrogating and killing prisoners. CNN's Arwa Damon reports from inside Iraq.


Filed under: Arwa Damon • International affairs • Iraq • Terror
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