From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
US President Barack Obama is warning that the fight against the Islamic State group may take time.
Speaking before US fighter jets carried out a new round of air strikes, Obama blamed Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Shia-led government for failing to empower Iraq's Sunnis, saying Baghdad was ultimately responsible for pushing back the offensive.
Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from Washington.