The Iraqi parliament fails to elect a new prime minister as Sunnis and Kurds shun the parliament leading to concerns Iraq will break apart into sectarian regions. Meanwhile, the well-armed 'Islamic State,' which has captured enough U.S. made weapons for 200,000 soldiers, took another border town yesterday.
The Shiite-Sunni sectarian war breaking out in Iraq is threatening a widespread regional war. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) is on the move as it threatens to cut off 'supply routes to Baghdad.' ISIS forces are within miles of the Haditha Dam, Iraq's second largest dam, located on the Euphrates River. Meanwhile, Syria bombed ISIS targets inside of Iraq. The NY Times reported Iran is sending military aid including drones to Iraq. Those are just a few of the headlines we cover in today's Full Coverage Report.
President Barack Obama authorized a secret plan to aid Iraq by sharing intelligence on Sunni jihadist's camps. However, only a handful of U.S. specialists were tasked to the operation, and it provided limited information to Iraq, due to U.S. concerns that the Iraqi government would share sensitive information to its Shiite counterpart, Iran, according to The Wall Street Journal.