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15:55, 31 August 2014 Sunday
Government forces retake Iraqi Turkmen town

President Barack Obama authorized the new military action, broadening U.S. operations in Iraq amid an international outcry over the threat to Amerli's mostly ethnic Turkmen population.

10:56, 31 August 2014 Sunday
Australia to join multinational weapons drop into Iraq

Australia will join Canada, Italy, France, Britain and the United States in providing arms and humanitarian relief as part of a multinational effort to be coordinated by Iraq and other countries in the region.

17:54, 30 August 2014 Saturday
Kurdish forces recapture oil rich town in Mosul

Ain Zalah's oil wells produce some 20,000 barrels of oil per day, an important source of revenue for ISIL

14:46, 30 August 2014 Saturday
Barrel bomb' attacks kill 12 in western Iraq

Iraqi army copters carry out attacks in Iraqi city of Fallujah, wounding scores, says local health official.

16:56, 29 August 2014 Friday
Iraq rebels use same torture methods as CIA

Fighters from the self-styled 'Islamic State' (IS) have demonstrated knowledge of the CIA's waterboarding interrogation method.

16:30, 29 August 2014 Friday
Ex-CIA aide urges US to save endangered Iraqi history

Mosques, monasteries, churches, tombs, shrines and archaeological sites were all under threat by rebels from the self-styled 'Islamic State' (IS) militia

16:25, 28 August 2014 Thursday
Iraqi Kurdistan oil shipments hit 8 million barrels

The United Kalavrvta tanker, carrying about $100 million worth of Kurdish crude, has been anchored in the Gulf of Mexico for weeks

09:29, 28 August 2014 Thursday
Denmark to deploy military personnel in Iraq

Denmark will send a Hercules C-130J transport aircraft and 55 personnel to Erbil on Thursday.

12:08, 27 August 2014 Wednesday
Eight nations supplying Iraqi Kurds with arms

Iran, Albania, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Italy, France and the U.K. are all supplying arms to the Kurdish Regional Government forces.

09:33, 27 August 2014 Wednesday
IS earns ' 3 million' from oil sales every day

"According to our sources in the region, we know that IS earns $3 million each day from oil sales," an Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis expert said.

09:29, 27 August 2014 Wednesday
700 ethnic Turkmen massacred in Iraq

UNICEF's Iraq representative Marco Babille said 700 Turkmen civilians were killed by the Islamic State in July.

09:26, 27 August 2014 Wednesday
U S destroys millions of dollars in arms in Iraq

Military officials estimated that perhaps $3 million worth of American-supplied equipment was destroyed in over 90 air strikes in the last three weeks.

13:30, 26 August 2014 Tuesday
Barzani Iran supplied weapons to Iraqi Kurdish forces -UPDATED

Zarif acknowledged giving military assistance to Iraqi security forces but said the cooperation did not include deploying ground troops in the country.

11:59, 25 August 2014 Monday
Iraq's Abadi optimistic on formation of new government

Abadi is tasked with forming a power-sharing government that can ease sectarian tensions and counter militants

16:32, 24 August 2014 Sunday
UK appoints security envoy for northern Iraq

The British government appoints Lieutenant General Sir Simon Mayall as the security envoy for the Kurdish region of Iraq

22:13, 23 August 2014 Saturday
Suicide attacks kill 34 in northern Iraq

At least 23 people died in the Kirkuk and Erbil areas

13:46, 23 August 2014 Saturday
Suicide bomber hits Baghdad intelligence headquarters

At least seventeen people were killed in the attack.

16:26, 22 August 2014 Friday
Shi'ite militias open fire in Iraqi mosque killing 68 Sunnis

The security source said at least 30 bodies had arrived at the hospital in the city of Baquba in Diyala province

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