More and more headlines are coming out of Iraq as ISIS continues to challenge the Iraqi and Kurdish armies. Here are some articles we’ve referenced to summarize the different perspectives on what’s going on this week—and what might happen next.
What’s going on with ISIS?
ISIS moves 70 miles north of Baghdad to expand their front against Kurdish fighters.
Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen congratulates ISIS on its victories in Iraq.
How is the world responding?
In letter to UN, Pope calls for immediate action against ISIS.
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Iraqi prime minister steps down to maintain Iraq’s “unity.”
UN declares Iraq’s humanitarian crisis a level three emergency—France, UK, and US respond with assistance.
Any news on the Yazidis on Sinjar Mountain?
Obama declares mountaintop siege on Yazidis over.
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Despite this headline, Kurdish officials say most vulnerable Yazidis remain and desperately need aid.
Anything else we should know?
The responsibilities of statehood will make ISIS more vulnerable.
An overview of how ISIS came to exist.
What stories have you been reading about Iraq? Share a link in the comments section below!