Update on the Situation in Iraq

August 11, 2014

On Saturday morning, President Obama delivered an update on the situation in Iraq from the South Lawn of the White House. The President detailed the progress of current American operations in Iraq, and spoke about what the operations mean for our country.

Last week, U.S. forces began conducting targeted airstrikes against terrorist forces who were advancing on the city of Erbil, in addition to conducting humanitarian airdrops to Iraqi men, women, and children stranded in northern Iraq. Our forces have already delivered thousands of meals and gallons of water, and will continue to protect American personnel in Iraq.

Watch President Obama’s full statement.


Learn more about the current situation in Iraq:

See President Obama’s statement from earlier today on the latest political developments in Iraq.