Turmoil in Iraq

Thousands flee their homes as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria gain more ground.

June 12, 2014, 9:01 a.m.

With the forces of the Is­lam­ic State in Ir­aq and Syr­ia tak­ing con­trol of the cit­ies of Mo­sul and Tikrit, much of the ground taken by the U.S. and Ir­aqi gov­ern­ment forces are un­der threat just two and a half years after the last U.S. sol­diers left the coun­try.