The Iran government has warned about any military intervention in Iraq. The response came after the U.S. administration has said that they were sending a warship to the Persian Gulf.
The Iraq government is preparing to fight a Sunni extremist group called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which have taken control of four Iraqi cities and several small villages.
The local Kurdish media have reported that Iranian forces have entered Nineveh province and will be staging in the area until they receive orders to attack ISIL. The first Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) soldier has been killed in Iraq.
The guardian has reported that there are 2000 IRGC soldiers that were sent to Iraq and are assisting the Iraq government. Both governments are working together to fight the ISIL in northern Iraq. The ISIL are continuing to reorganize their logistics and supply lines for the up coming assault on Samarra. The ISIL have stated that they would like to flatten all Shia Shrine’s in Iraq.