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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Central Command reports US military forces conducted 6 airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria Thursday and Friday; US and partner nation military forces conducted 12 airstrikes in Iraq - @NBCNews

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Iraq crisis

US Secretary of state John Kerry says the US is seeking more information to determine whether chemical weapons were used in Iraq - @Reuters

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Iraq crisis

US to investigate report Islamic State militants used chlorine gas against Iraqi police, officials say - @nytimes

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Turkey's President Erdogan says he has been informed that 200 Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters will enter Kobani via Turkey - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, marking region's 1st military foray into Syria's war - @Reuters

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Iraq War

Jury returns guilty verdicts for all 4 former Blackwater guards charged in Iraq shootings - @AP

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Iraq War

Jury reaches verdict in trial of 4 Blackwater security guards on trial in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqi citizens - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

John Kerry says 'everyone in the world can do more in respect to foreign fighters, ourselves included and that's what we are doing' - @NBCNews

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Australian officials deny elite troop shortage after deploying troops with diagnosed mental illnesses and on multiple tours of duty - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic says Islamic State campaign against Yazidis in Iraq 'may amount to attempted genocide' - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US Central Command: US military carried out 4 air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria Monday-Tuesday; joined by partner nations in 3 attacks in Iraq - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

US, partner nations conduct 3 air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, including 1 south of an oil refinery, per US Central Command - @Reuters

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe says at least 5 Britons are traveling to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State every week - @SkyNewsBreak

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Islamic State militants kill at least 10 in attack on Kurdish-held Iraq town of Qara Tapah, northeast of Baghdad - @AFP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Kurdish official says Islamic State militants launched attacks on several areas of the Sinjar mountain range in northern Iraq - @cnnbrk

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Militants unleashed attacks on Iraq's majority Shiite community, killing at least 33 people - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

At least 17 worshippers killed as suicide bomber hits Shiite mosque in Baghdad, Iraqi officials say - @AP

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Islamic State threat in Iraq, Syria

Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross Syrian border to Kobani to fight Islamic State militants, minister says - @BBCBreaking

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Iraq crisis

Suicide bomber kills 19 people outside a Shi'ite Muslim mosque, where mourners were attending a funeral, in Baghdad's affluent Harthiya neighborhood - @Reuters

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Iraq

UN report says Iraqi authorities have executed at least 60 people so far in 2014; special envoy urges government to reconsider death penalty practices - @AP

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