Islamic State terror group may have developed a nuclear device by using radioactive uranium stolen from Iraq's Mosul University after seizing control of the city last June, a British media report says.
The joint forces of Iraqi Shia militants and Kurds are advancing against Islamist State militants, a day after Iraq military took control of the Shiite town of Amerli from jihadists, as per a BBC news report.
Islamic State forces are committing atrocities amounting to crimes against humanity against minorities while Iraqi government forces have executed detainees and shelled civilian areas in acts that may constitute war crimes, the United Nations said on Monday.
President Barack Obama on Saturday said the US would intervene everytime it could to prevent "massacre of innocent people", justifying his decision to carry out targeted airstrikes in Iraq against Islamist militants.
Hundreds of women from the Yazidi religious minority have been taken captive by Sunni militants with "vicious plans," an Iraqi official has said, further underscoring the dire plight of Iraq`s minorities at the hands of the Islamic State group.