August 2014

Map by @arabthomness

August 7, 2014
Obama authorizes ‘targeted airstrikes’ in Iraq to counter militants
By Jim Sciutto, Catherine E. Shoichet and Barbara Starr, CNN

August 11, 2014
A U.S.-designated terrorist group (PKK) is saving Yazidis and battling the Islamic State
By Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post

August 13, 2014
US forces reportedly helping Kurds and Yazidis against ISIS at Mount Sinjar, Iraq (near Syrian border)
The Irish Times

August 15, 2014
Mapping Syria
By Thomas Van Linge, @arabthomness on Twitter.

August 28, 2014
Obama’s statement about Ukraine, Syria and Economy: Video and Transcript