Crisis in Iraq: Country plunges deeper into chaos

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In Iraq, the top Shiite cleric has issued a call to arms, urging Iraqis to defend their homeland as militants have closed in on Baghdad. Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) made new gains, seizing two more towns northeast of the capital. A UN official has warned of human rights abuses and hundreds of killings in the region.

Meanwhile, U.S. President Barack Obama says he’s weighing options to counter the insurgency. CCTV’s Sean Callebs reports.

Iraq crisis: Obama says U.S. will not send troops

Iraq crisis: Obama says U.S. will not send troops

Iraq plunges deeper into chaos. The top Shiite cleric has issued a call to arms, urging Iraqis to defend their homeland as militants closed in on Baghdad. Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) made new gains, seizing two more towns northeast of the capital. And a UN official has warned of human rights abuses and hundreds of killings in the region.

The deteriorating situation threatens to tear the country further apart. CCTV’s Nathan King reports.

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Deteriorating situation threatens to tear Iraq further apart

Deteriorating situation threatens to tear Iraq further apart

The deteriorating situation threatens to tear the country further apart. CCTV's Nathan King joins us with more.

For more analysis on the crisis in Iraq, CCTV’s Elaine Reyes is joined by Michael Shank, Associate Director of Legislative Affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation.

Michael Shank on deteriorating situation in Iraq

Michael Shank on deteriorating situation in Iraq

For more analysis on the deteriorating situation in Iraq, we're joined by Michael Shank, Associate Director of Legislative Affairs at the Friends Committee on National Legislation.