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Iraq’s President Selects Haider al-Abadi as Prime Minister as Maliki Shows Force in Baghdad

August 11, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

Key Takeaway: Iraq’s incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki maneuvered elite military units in Baghdad overnight on August 10, cutting off entrances to the protected Green Zone, in an effort to secure power by use of force. This is currently serving as a demonstration of force.

Iraq Situation Report: August 10, 2014

August 10, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The “largest bloc” was not tasked by the Iraqi president to form the government today, missing the deadline that was already extended for three days per a request from the president.

Control of Terrain in Iraq: August 10, 2014

August 10, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

Peshmerga forces clashed heavily with ISIS in the area of Gwer, located 30 miles southwest of Arbil city.

Iraq Situation Report: August 9, 2014

August 9, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

U.S. military engagement against ISIS remains limited. 

Iraq Situation Report August 8, 2014

August 8, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

  Within the past 24 hours, ISIS seized Mosul Dam.

Syria Update: July 26 - August 7, 2014

August 8, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

ISIS continued a multi-front offensive in Syria. 

Control of Terrain in Iraq: August 7, 2014

August 7, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

Changes for August 7 update: ISIS gunmen deployed to the Ninewa Plains, an area that includes many villages that are historically home to a large Iraqi Christian population.

Iraq Situation Report: August 7, 2014

August 7, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The status of the Mosul Dam remains unclear as reports conflict regarding who controls it.

Iraq Situation Report: August 6, 2014

August 6, 2014 - Nichole Dicharry

ISIS control of Sinjar has severely escalated the humanitarian crisis in northern Iraq, especially for minority populations like the Yezidis that face brutal persecution if they attempt to subsist under ISIS control.

Iraq Situation Report: August 5, 2014

August 5, 2014 - Institute for the Study of War

The president of Iraqi Kurdistan and the leader of the KDP, Masoud Barzani, issued orders for the Peshmerga to take an offensive role against ISIS. 

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