Political unrest in Iraq

August 11, 2014

(AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)
Iraqis chant pro-government slogans and display placards bearing a picture of embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.

Iraqi Prime Minister, Nuri Al-Maliki, is due to be replaced, but is fighting for a third term despite his loss of support in Iraq and internationally. As the U.S. pressures Al-Maliki to peacefully step aside, it continues airstrikes against ISIL near Erbil.