- American officials say Iran is flying surveillance UAVs over Iraq as well as sending supplies and equipment to the Maliki government.
- FT: Iran-Saudi proxy war heats up as Isis entrenches in Iraq. Recent developments indicated a thaw might be starting between the two countries, but that detente now seems to have been extremely short-lived.
- Al Monitor shows how the implications and effects of the ISIS insurgency go beyond Iraq and Syria: Saudi Arabia threatened by ISIS advance in Iraq, Jordan shaken by threats from ISIS, Iraq, Syria, Iraqi Kurds seize control of key Syria border crossing.
- ISIS insurgents are attacking Balad Airbase north of Baghdad. It would be really bad news for the Iraqi Security Forces if they were to lose the few air support assets they currently have. American contractors who were training ISF personnel there were evacuated earlier this month.
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