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Four youths from Kalyan, near Mumbai, have reportedly flown to Iraq to join the sunni militia group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) which has announced the establishment of a Muslim Caliphate in the fairly large areas under its control.
The Tripoli-based sunni militia leader fled Lebanon as a teenager, moving to south-west Sydney in the late 1980s after being radicalised by Sunni militants during the civil war.
In the village of Safra, a former member of the Awakening anti-jihadist sunni militias was killed, together with his wife, child, parents and brother, police and hospital sources told AFP.
Sunday, July 20, 2014 - Election of Sunni lawmaker Mr. Salim al-Jubouri as a Speaker of newly elected Iraqi Parliament augurs well for national integrity and unity.
Crude oil prices have fallen in July, after surging last month on reports of Iraq being destabilized by the sunni militia known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
al Qaeda's Nusra Front is a sunni militia that considers all Shias heretics deserving death. A Nusra Front member said Hezbollah had lost many fighters over the past few days during clashes in Syria's Qalamoun mountains.
VICE News is covering the developing situation in Iraq from on the ground and across the globe. We will be updating this page throughout the day, so check back regularly for updates.
Hezbollah is a Shiite Muslim militant group that has fought alongside troops loyal to President Bashar al- Assad in Syria's civil war, now in its fourth year.
VICE News is covering the developing situation in Iraq from on the ground and across the globe. We will be updating this page throughout the day, so check back regularly for updates.
Crude oil prices have fallen in July, after surging last month on reports of Iraq being destabilized by the sunni militia known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. factory output increased for the fifth straight month in June as manufacturers cranked out more aircraft, chemicals and furniture.
rumors spread that some villagers were plotting to form a rival force to counter the extremists - or Sahwa, the sunni militia formed in 2006 to fight al-Qaeda. The IS wants "to tell the tribes that you cannot repeat what you did in 2006 and 2007," one ...
Crude oil prices have fallen in July, after surging last month on reports of Iraq being destabilized by the sunni militia known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Crude oil prices have fallen in July, after surging last month on reports of Iraq being destabilized by the sunni militia known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Crude oil prices have fallen in July, after surging last month on reports of Iraq being destabilized by the sunni militia known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

The conference which excluded Maliki's few Sunni allies within the government said they would fight any attempt to revive government-backed sunni militias known as the Sahwat (Awakening) that had succeeded with U.S. support in repelling and defeating ...
Crude oil prices have fallen in July, after surging last month on reports of Iraq being destabilized by the sunni militia known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
Crude oil prices have fallen in July, after surging last month on reports of Iraq being destabilized by the sunni militia known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
The conference which excluded Maliki's few Sunni allies within the government said they would fight any attempt to revive government-backed sunni militias known as the Sahwat (Awakening) that had succeeded with U.S. support in repelling and defeating ...
Crude oil prices have fallen in July, after surging last month on reports of Iraq being destabilized by the sunni militia known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
VICE News is covering the developing situation in Iraq from on the ground and across the globe. We will be updating this page throughout the day, so check back regularly for updates.
The UN had said the country could plunge into chaos if that didn't happen. Much of the country is still in open revolt and under the control of radical sunni militias and their local allies. Iraq's prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, is accused of ...
Earlier this month, the same call was heard at a demonstration in The Hague in favor of the ISIS sunni militia in Syria and Iraq.
... the Islamic State, an al-Qaida breakaway group, launched a surprise offensive that led to breakdown of Iraq's army after troops fled and abandoned their posts, allowing the sunni militias to capture a large part of the country's northern and ...
The UN had said the country could plunge into chaos if that didn't happen. Much of the country is still in open revolt and under the control of radical sunni militias and their local allies. Iraq's prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, is accused of ...
Earlier this month, the same call was heard at a demonstration in The Hague in favor of the ISIS sunni militia in Syria and Iraq.
The findings describe units that have been heavily infiltrated either by informants of the invading sunni militias or Shiite groups that were trained in Iran and had previously fought against American troops in Iraq.
The sunni militia behind the ISIS insurgency are now less than 100 kilometres from Baghdad and Shia forces are already massing to defend the capital and their country.
Cairo: A cousin of Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, the leader of the extremist group that has seized swathes of Iraq and Syria, was killed on Sunday in a security raid, Iraqi media reported, hours before the parliament was to convene to elect its chief amid a ...
But sunni militias, that now control large parts of northern Iraq, attacked a town north of the Baghdad, reportedly seizing local government buildings.
The Sunnis in these towns are more afraid of what their government may do to them than of what the sunni militia might. They have had enough of years of being marginalized while suffering vicious repression, lawlessness, and rampant corruption at the ...
Kurdish forces now man checkpoints into Bashiqa together with the provincial police - some of who stayed on even though Baghdad cut Mosul's services and funds, including their salaries, after the sunni militia takeover of the city and surrounding areas.
So The Caliph is now a global superstar. Ever since Dr Ibrahim al-Badri of Samarra, a minor Sunni cleric who impersonates neo-medieval Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, showed up in the stone pulpit of a Mosul mosque at the start of Ramadan, he's been on a ...
Then there was Ali, my fixer, a Shia with a Sunni wife who, to escape the same fate at the hands of sunni militias, had paid $15 to have a fake ID made with a Sunni name.
Fighters for the Islamic State, believed to be backed by local sunni militias, have seized large chunks of Iraq and Syria in recent weeks, raising international fears about the emergence of a regional militant enclave.
In a matter of weeks ISIS, a ruthless sunni militia has swept the north and west of the country to seize vast swathes of territory including Mosul and the country's largest oil field.
The deteriorating security situation in Iraq and the swift territorial advance of the extremist sunni militia the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) present an extraordinarily complex set of local, regional and even global challenges for both ...
ISIS evolved from al-Qaeda in Iraq, which U.S. troops and sunni militias defeated after its powers peaked in 2006-07 in a campaign that was known as the awakening.
ISIL insurgents, believed to be backed by local sunni militias, have seized large chunks of Iraq and Syria in recent weeks, highlighting the perilous state of the Iraqi security forces and forcing thousands of civilians to take refuge in Kurdistan ...
Between 2006 and 2007, Shiite and sunni militias engaged a cycle of brutal killings, usually unceremoniously dumping bodies by roadsides or in ditches and alleys.
Between 2006 and 2007, Shiite and sunni militias engaged a cycle of brutal killings, usually unceremoniously dumping bodies by roadsides or in ditches and alleys.
The al-Qaeda splinter group, believed to be backed by local sunni militias, has made territorial gains in Iraq since it launched an offensive mainly in the Sunni heartland in northern and western Iraq.
The rally was to show support for ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a radical sunni militia group fighting Shiites and others in both countries.
The Islamic State evolved from al-Qaeda in Iraq, which US troops and sunni militias defeated after its powers peaked in 2006 to 2007 in a campaign that was known as the awakening.
According to Saad Maan, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, the city is under control of sunni militias of the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Prior to Baghdadi's takeover of the ISI, the group had broken down and was ousted from its strongholds in and around Baghdad as well as northwards in the Anbar Province, following the US military offensives and the 'Surge and the Awakening' - US's ...
A.M. Subhani, a Baghdad-based Indian businessman who met him, told THE WEEK that Reddy was in touch with several tribal chieftains and leaders of prominent mosques, who have deep connections with sunni militia in Al Anbar Province and Baghdad.
The rally was a show of support for ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a radical sunni militia group fighting Shiites and others in both countries.


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