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Iraq / ISIS Crisis #1130948

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Word that Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will step down and that President Obama is sending additional military advisors to Iraq to help refugees surrounded by ISIS militants on Mount Sinjar reported; map shown. The crash of a helicopter after it was rushed by refugees noted.

(Erbil, Iraq: Holly Williams) The persecution of Iraqi Christians by ISIS militants, who are Sunni Muslims, featured; scenes shown of worshipers praying in Aramaic in Bartella and refugees in a community center. [Capt. Firaz JACOB†† {through reporter's translation} – says we need somewhere safe to live.] Maliki’s decision to resign discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Live discussion held with CBS national security contributor Mike Morrell about changing the government in Baghdad. [MORRELL – says Maliki was the biggest source of the problem; explains what needs to be done to eliminate ISIS.]

Pelley, Scott;
Williams, Holly

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