Media Summary 31 July 2015

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Each week we post a selection of recent online items where you can find out about the latest developments in Iraq. We hope this will help you in understanding the situation in which FRRME operates and in directing your prayers for Iraq.

Please find enclosed the latest news updates on the Middle East. This week features news on the destabilizing effect of Turkey’s airstrikes, the launch of a counterattack against IS by Iraqi forces in Ramadi, the tension between the US and Shia militias in the region, and the investigation by the UN into human rights abuses in Iraq.

NY Times: Strikes on Kurd Militias Elevate Tensions in Turkey

BBC: Iraqi forces attack Islamic State base in Ramadi

Reuters: Iraqi militia leader says U.S. not serious about fighting Islamic State

NY Times: Turkey Escalates Airstrikes on Kurdish Targets in Northern Iraq

Reuters: U.N. panel questions Iraq over use of …read more