Type: City
Name: Erbil
Country: Iraq
Latitude: 36.189999
Longitude: 44.02
population: 932,854
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 50 mins ago - 3 reports

Up to 300 more US soldiers 'needed for security' in Iraq

Up to 300 extra US soldiers have been requested to provide security in Iraq, according to Reuters.An unnamed US official told the agency that the request, by the State Department, had not yet been approved.More than 800 American soldiers have already ... [Published - 50 mins ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 4 reports

UNHCR launches major aid push for Iraq with 100-ton airlift to Erbil

© UNHCRThe UNHCR-chartered Boeing 747 disgorges its vital cargo of aid after landing at Erbil in Iraq's Kurdistan region.ERBIL, Iraq, August 20 (UNHCR) – A cargo jet carrying 100 tons of emergency relief supplies landed at Erbil in Iraq's Kurdistan region ... [Published The UN Refugee Agency - 3 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Bassil Visits Iraq in Solidarity with Christians

Summary: Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil expressed solidarity with Iraqi Christians Monday during a visit to the Iraqi Kurdish city of Irbil and the capital Baghdad.BEIRUT: Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil expressed solidarity with Iraqi Christians Monday ... [Published HighBeam Research - 2 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 3 reports

UK Delivers Tents For Displaced Families In Northern Iraq

WFP food supplements arrive in Erbil after being transported by DFID. Picture: WFP Two Department for International Development-chartered Airbus cargo flights landed in Erbil today carrying 45 tonnes of "Plumpy'Doz" food from the World Food Programme ... [Published The Yorkshire Times - 4 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

Two British planes, loaded with humanitarian aid for the displaced, arrive to Erbil

BAGHDAD / NINA / the British Embassy in Baghdad announced the arrival of two planes loaded with humanitarian aid for the displaced to Erbil International Airport.A statement for the British Embassy quoted the British International Development Secretary ... [Published National Iraq News Agency - 10 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 7 reports

UN to launch aid campaign for Iraq

The United Nations refugee agency says it plans to start a large humanitarian aid operation in a bid to help the displaced people in Iraq. The air, road and sea operation will begin on Wednesday with a four-day airlift from Aqaba in Jordan to Erbil in ... [Published Press tv - 12 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 10 reports

U.N. embarks on huge aid airlift into Iraq

The U.N. refugee agency is due to begin a massive four-day airlift of aid Wednesday into northern Iraq, where fighting between Islamist extremists and Kurdish forces has created a humanitarian crisis.It's one of the largest aid pushes the agency has ever ... [Published WDSU New Orleans - 11 hours ago]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 6 reports

US to keep up airstrikes vs militants 11 minutes ago

President Barack Obama said the U.S. will continue “limited” airstrikes against Islamic State militants, which have stopped their advance on the city of Erbil and helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture a key dam at Mosul.US President Barack Obama speaks ... [Published Manila Standard Today - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 12 reports

President Obama on the Latest Events in Iraq

Today, President Barack Obama delivered a statement on the latest developments in Iraq.  T he President said that the American operation in Iraq has effectively protected our personnel in Erbil by stopping the terrorist group ISIL from advancing on the ... [Published US Department of State - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 5 reports

Iraq and Lebanon reject international calls for migration of minorities

Home News Article AAug 19 2014 Iraq and Lebanon rejected international calls on Monday for Iraqi minorities about immigration and warned that the division of Iraq will lead to the division of the whole region.Deputy Iraqi Foreign Minister and deputy Prime ... [Published - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 10 reports

1st LD: Obama vows long-term strategy against ISIL

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to pursue a long-term strategy to turn the tide against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as Kurdish forces retook the Mosul Dam from the group under U.S. air cover.The president, who broke his ... [Published - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 4 reports

Kurds partially recapture key Mosul Dam

Irbil, Iraq --Aided by U.S. and Iraqi air strikes, Kurdish forces Sunday wrested back part of Iraq's largest dam from Islamic militants who had captured it less than two weeks ago, security officials said.The U.S. began targeting fighters from the Islamic ... [Published San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 18 2014]


writes in Foreign Policy  that the  sooner the U S begins a sustained campaign against ISIS, "t he less complicated our involvement will be, the greater our chances of success, and the more likely IS's forces can be defeated before they tear apart the region completely — and directly threaten America."
"U S has total air superiority and ISIS isn't used to fighting this kind of enemy" said Aaron Stein, a fellow at the London-based think tank The Royal United Services Institute. "So they've turned tail."
The statement said that "the delegation, expressed his thanks and appreciation to Barzani and the people of Kurdistan for housing the people displaced from their homes due to terrorist threats, pointing out that they had visited the region to see the situation of the displaced closely and learn about the world and urge the international community to support the Kurdistan region and work for the return of the displaced to their areas with their heads high."
Legal expert David Allen Green tweeted: "Dear @metpoliceuk, viewing a video by itself not a ‘terror offence’. Anti-terrorism is not helped by misstating the law in alarmist ways."

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by Dish Staff While US airstrikes and advances by Kurdish forces have begun to reverse the gains ISIS has made in recent weeks, Joshua Keating doubts the group will be easily defeated: Over the past few months, the group has shown remarkable flexibility ...
Iraq: major relief effort underway in north as ... [Published UN News Centre - Top Stories - 4 hours ago]
A United Nations refugee agency cargo jet carrying 100 tons of emergency relief supplies landed at Erbil in Iraq’s Kurdistan region today “in the largest single aid push” in more than a decade, as the top UN official in the country warned against increased ...
Iraq: UK government response [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 5 hours ago]
Source: Government of the United KingdomCountry: Iraq, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland The situation in Northern Iraq remains deeply worrying and we condemn the barbaric attacks waged by ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) ...
Jordan: Iraqi Chrisitians find safety in Jordan [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 5 hours ago]
Source: CaritasCountry: Iraq, Jordan By Dana Shahin “We were given no choice but to leave,” said Nagham, who has just arrived in Jordan with her family after fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul after Sunni Muslim extremists seized it. “We are people of ...
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WASHINGTON — In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. The White ...
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