Northern Iraq Offensive August 2014

[ 2014 ]

The August 2014 Northern Iraq offensive was part of an ongoing offensive military movement by the Sunni, Islamic extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL; also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria [ISIS] and self declared as the Islamic State [IS]) against Kurdish-held territory in northern Iraq. ISIL has proclaimed a caliphate—a government based on Islamic religious law—and has gained notoriety for its abduction (primarily of children) and executions (adults) of non-Muslims, which has led to a large exodus of the region's Yazidi and Christian population.

Early in the offensive, ISIL attacked the largely Yazidi city of Sinjar, which prompted tens of thousands of Yazidis to take refuge on Mount Sinjar, where they lacked basic necessities such as food and water. The large number of Yazidis executed in the attack and the threat of an even larger massacre—or death from starvation or dehydration—of those trapped on Mount Sinjar prompted intervention by the United States in the conflict on 8 August. U.S. airstrikes on ISIL militants has led to some of the ISIL-controlled territory being recaptured in subsequent weeks.

Total Casualties 274 Killed and Wounded
Casualties Killed 274 / Wounded
Military Casualties Killed 114 /Wounded 160
Civilian Casualties Killed / Wounded
Note
Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Iraq and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 2014 / 8 / 1 2014 / 8 / 19 View
Shia Islam in Iraq and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 2014 / 8 / 1 2014 / 8 / 19 View
Private militias in Iraq and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 2014 / 8 / 1 2014 / 8 / 19 View
Mahdi Army and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 2014 / 8 / 1 2014 / 8 / 19 View
Iraqi Communist Party and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 2014 / 8 / 1 2014 / 8 / 19 View
United States of America and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 2014 / 8 / 1 2014 / 8 / 19 View
United States Navy SEALs and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 2014 / 8 / 1 2014 / 8 / 19 View
United States Air Force and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 2014 / 8 / 1 2014 / 8 / 19 View
Iraqi Kurdistan and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 2014 / 8 / 1 2014 / 8 / 19 View
Peshmerga and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 2014 / 8 / 1 2014 / 8 / 19 View
Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 2014 / 8 / 1 2014 / 8 / 19 View
People's Protection Units (YPG) and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 2014 / 8 / 1 2014 / 8 / 19 View
Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 2014 / 8 / 1 2014 / 8 / 19 View
Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 2014 / 8 / 1 2014 / 8 / 19 View
Komalah and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 2014 / 8 / 1 2014 / 8 / 19 View
Malik Al-Tawus Troop and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 2014 / 8 / 1 2014 / 8 / 19 View
Syriac Military Council and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 2014 / 8 / 1 2014 / 8 / 19 View
Assyrian Democratic Movement and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 2014 / 8 / 1 2014 / 8 / 19 View
Assyrian Patriotic Party and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 2014 / 8 / 1 2014 / 8 / 19 View
Weapon Name Weapon Class Weapon Class Type
TOS-1 Vehicle Self-Propelled artillery

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