Iraq conflict draws in neighbouring countries

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Violence and sectarian tensions are fueling concerns about a wider regional conflict in Iraq.

The U.S. and a top Iraqi military officials say, Syrian warplanes struck several border areas of western Anbar province this week, hitting at least three towns.

Meantime, U.S. officials claim that Iran is stepping up its support of Iraq’s Shia-led government. CCTV’s Jim Spellman reports with the latest.

Iraq conflict draws in neighbouring countries

Iraq conflict draws in neighbouring countries

Violence and sectarian tensions are fueling concerns about a wider regional conflict in Iraq. The U.S. and a top Iraqi military officials say, Syrian warplanes struck several border areas of western Anbar province this week, hitting at least three towns. Meantime, U.S. officials say Iran is stepping up its support of Iraq's Shia-led government. CCTV's Jim Spellman reports with the latest.

The UN special envoy to Iraq says there should be military action to push back the threat from ISIL militants, but not without follow-through on political reforms in Baghdad. CCTV’s Liling Tan reports with details.

UN Envoy says ISIL solution two-pronged approach

UN Envoy says ISIL solution two-pronged approach

The UN special envoy to Iraq says there should be military action to push back the threat from ISIL militants, but not without follow-through on political reforms in Baghdad.CCTV's Liling Tan reports with details.