The Latest on Iraq and Ferguson

President Obama


Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - Yesterday, President Obama delivered a statement on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Missouri.

The President discussed how U.S. operations in Iraq have stopped the terrorist group ISIL from advancing on the city of Erbil, and helped Iraqi forces recapture Mosul Dam -- the country's largest dam, which had fallen under terrorist control. He also noted that the U.S. is building an international coalition to address the humanitarian crisis in northern Iraq.

President Obama then gave an update on the situation in Ferguson, noting that the Department of Justice has opened an independent federal civil rights investigation into the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Ferguson tomorrow to meet with the FBI agents and DOJ personnel conducting the federal investigation.

Watch the President's full statement here:

Watch the President's statement on Iraq and Ferguson.














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