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Video: UN Resolution on Syria and Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Al Jazeera's senior political analyst Marwan Bishara comments on the unanimiously passed Security Council resolution on checking the flow of foreign fighters to Iraq and Syria.

Video: US Welcomes France joining Airstrikes

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The United States welcomed an announcement by French President Francois Hollande that France would join US-led air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq.

US Expands Airstrikes on IS

By John Lee. American aircraft have reportedly bombed Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL) fighters near Baghdad on Tuesday. US Central Command said the airstrike was "the first taken as part of our expanded efforts beyond protecting our own people and humanitarian missions". A spokesman said it was "an important strike" in Sadr al-Yusufiya, 25km (15 miles) […]

US Airstrikes Against ISIL Near Sinjar

U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq on Monday, successfully conducting airstrikes on four ISIL checkpoints and multiple ISIL vehicles near Sinjar Mountain in defense of internally displaced Yazidi civilians in the area. At approximately 1:10 p.m. EDT, U.S. fighter aircraft struck and destroyed an ISIL checkpoint southwest of Sinjar Mountain. At […]

US Airstrikes Alone will not Defeat IS

By Mushreq Abbas for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The United States has finally decided that Iraq's security and humanitarian situations require immediate military intervention. US President Barack Obama's Aug. 7 speech consolidated this decision and spelled out the US mission on two levels: […]