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Having failed to learn, or at least remember, that lesson, the radical sunni militias who recently overran the Iraqi city of Mosul set about destroying, on the grounds of idolatry, prominent religious sites like the tombs of the prophet Jonah, revered ...
Maliki's policies convinced a number of Iraqi Sunnis that the Iraqi government would never treat them equally, making ISIS and other sunni militias seem like a comparatively attractive alternative. That's a big part of how ISIS managed to gain so much ...

Given recent events, with Iraq being overrun by the fundamentalist sunni militia ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), such confidence has rapidly diminished.
This was mainly indirect, originating Saudi Arabia and other oil-rich, Western-backed Sunni theocratic monarchies, particularly Qatar, and was facilitated by the regime in Turkey and right-wing sunni militias in Lebanon. Diplomatically, the West ...
The Obama administration has funneled weapons, communications equipment, and other material support to sunni militias in Syria since 2011, according to the New York Times, in addition to providing training, cash assets, and diplomatic backing.
A virtual news blackout on the situation in Libya where the country has been divided into over 15 fiefdoms by fundamentalist sunni militias'. How did we get into a situation where an American journalist is beheaded by a group calling itself "The ...

It was facilitated by the Turkish regime and right-wing sunni militias in Lebanon. Diplomatically, the West supported the Syrian National Council (SNC), a government-in-exile with no influence inside the country.
... Syria when he was killed in February 2013. Mazwagi was filmed joining battles and justifying his decision to go to Syria, where he fought for Katiba al-Muhajireen (the battalion of migrants), a hardline sunni militia which included hundreds of ...
Having failed to learn, or at least remember, that lesson, the radical sunni militias who recently overran the Iraqi city of Mosul set about destroying, on the grounds of idolatry, prominent religious sites like the tombs of the prophet Jonah, revered ...
Having failed to learn, or at least remember, that lesson, the radical sunni militias who recently overran the Iraqi city of Mosul set about destroying, on the grounds of idolatry, prominent religious sites like the tombs of the prophet Jonah, revered ...
Having failed to learn, or at least remember, that lesson, the radical sunni militias who recently overran the Iraqi city of Mosul set about destroying, on the grounds of idolatry, prominent religious sites like the tombs of the prophet Jonah, revered ...
The dangerous rescue mission focused on a "particular captor network" within the sunni militia, also known as ISIS (for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) or ISIL (for Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant).
The Iraqi-Shiite militia Asaib Ahl al-Haq (League of the Righteous) fights across several borders; the sunni militia Al-Dawla al-Islamiya fil-Iraq wa Al-Sham (The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, often mistranslated as The Islamic State of Iraq ...
The current war is a showdown among long-standing enemies, comprising extremist and moderate sunni militias, rival Iraqi Shia militias, Arab dislike of Kurds, and malign interference by neighbors.
A. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, referring to his sunni militia's seizure of control of majority-Sunni regions in Iraq.
... as independent journalists like Doctor Jamal, an unembedded journalist on the ground, confirming that United States was actually supplying arms covertly to elements of the sunni militia who were linked to al-Qaeda, linked to Zarqawi. They were--in ...
But the Catholic leader was keen to stress that he did not endorse using the current crISIS in Iraq, which has been proclaimed a Caliphate by the hardline sunni militia ISIS, as a pretext for a "war of conquest." "One nation alone cannot judge how you ...

One 40-year-old Shiite woman from Mosul, northern Iraq's largest city which was overrun by the IS and allied sunni militias in June, said she was forced to leave her Sunni husband behind when she fled. Like others, the woman, who asked to be called Umm ...
The armed sunni militias of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are fighting against any threat to their idealized caliphate and against all things "infidel.
One 40-year-old Shi'ite woman from Mosul, northern Iraq's largest city which was overrun by the Islamic State and allied sunni militias in June, said she was forced to leave her Sunni husband behind when she fled. Like others, the woman, who asked to ...
One 40-year-old Shiite woman from Mosul, northern Iraq's largest city which was overrun by the Islamic State and allied sunni militias in June, said she was forced to leave her Sunni husband behind when she fled. Like others, the woman, who asked to be ...
One reason why the U.S. Intelligence Community, for example, has had trouble settling on a number for how many members are in ISIS is because other sunni militias have fought alongside the group in its recent campaign through Iraq. In fact, Susan Rice, ...
One 40-year-old Shi'ite woman from Mosul, northern Iraq's largest city which was overrun by the Islamic State and allied sunni militias in June, said she was forced to leave her Sunni husband behind when she fled. Like others, the woman, who asked to ...
Under Saddam Hussein, the military was Sunni dominated, and many former officers are now fighting with sunni militias including the "Islamic State.
One 40-year-old Shi'ite woman from Mosul, northern Iraq's largest city which was overrun by the Islamic State and allied sunni militias in June, said she was forced to leave her Sunni husband behind when she fled. Like others, the woman, who asked to ...
It is likely Iraq will splinter into three parts - and it will be necessary to make Iranian forces and radical sunni militias like ISIS the focus of a robust campaign designed to knock both of them back on their heels and deprive them of their current ...
Iraq faces a massive challenge regaining the territory it has lost since Islamic State forces swept out of Syria in the spring and raced across the country's west and north, relying on a patchwork of disgruntled sunni militias to help hold cities and ...
He recorded limited successes before his sectarian penchants emerged as he quickly opted to target sunni militias. Whether this was his own doing or whether such a scheme was telegraphed from Tehran was not easy to decipher as Shiite militias were left ...
The American and Iraqi armed forces have fought together for some years and they are at ease working together. In 2006 and 2007, the Iraqis and Americans combined with the sunni militias of Al Anbar Province to defeat al Qaida. These are the same ...
bombing Iraqi sunni militias is hardly going to be a good way of reconstituting some kind of coherent and inclusive Iraqi state.
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... the nation through several foreign-relations crises, established Turkey as a much sought after ally for both the West and Arab nations, and managed to preserve national security at a time the neighbourhood was collapsing under the assault of Sunni ...
When the Shia-based Assad regime, supported by Iran and the Hezbollah in Lebanon, proved unyielding, the sunni militias of the ISIS swung south into Iraq.
U.S. officials had hoped to put off direct military involvement in Iraq's fight against the sunni militias until a new government was formed.
In early June, as militants prepared to launch an assault on Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki appeared primarily concerned with securing a third term in office.
On December 6, the Friday sermon at the Ramadi site by Shaykh Mustapha Ghalib called for the immediate formation of "popular committees from our heroic youth to defend our honor and our land,"72 or as everyone understood it, a nationwide sunni militia.
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 ...
... on its own would be likely to solve Iraq's crISIS. Even if ISIS loses popular support, Sunni unrest against the central government is inevitable until Iraq's broader political problems are resolved.
The group controlled large parts of Iraq during the war until the U.S. military and sunni militias defeated it during the post-2006 "surge.
Nor has Obama said anything about Saudi Arabia, whose Salafists are the inspiration and fund-raisers for the sunni militias of Iraq and Syria, just as they were for the Taliban in Afghanistan. The wall between the Saudis and the monsters they create ...
The group controlled large parts of Iraq during the war until the U.S. military and sunni militias defeated it during the post-2006 "surge.
It is augmented by sunni militias and remnants of Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath party. Prime Minister Maliki has shown absolutely no sign so far that he is willing to share power with either the Sunnis or the Kurds.
Nor has Obama said anything about Saudi Arabia, whose Salafists are the inspiration and fund-raisers for the sunni militias of Iraq and Syria, just as they were for the Taliban in Afghanistan. The wall between the Saudis and the monsters they create ...
Nor has Obama said anything about Saudi Arabia, whose Salafists are the inspiration and fund-raisers for the sunni militias of Iraq and Syria, just as they were for the Taliban in Afghanistan. The wall between the Saudis and the monsters they create ...
Over the past week, ISIS and its sunni militia allies have seized a major strategic dam and a series of towns that have brought them within striking distance of the Kurdish Autonomous Region and the regional capital of Erbil.
The violence subsided after American troops and Iraqi sunni militias joined forces to dismantle al-Qaeda in Iraq around 2007.
Over the past week, ISIS and its sunni militia allies have seized a major strategic dam and a series of towns that have brought them within striking distance of the Kurdish Autonomous Region and the regional capital of Erbil.
Saudi Arabia could have offered this financial aid to build up a Lebanese sunni militia and would have had many reasons for doing so, from fighting the Sunni Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to deterring the Shiite Hezbollah and Bashar al-Assad's ...
Saudi Arabia could have offered this financial aid to build up a Lebanese sunni militia and would have had many reasons for doing so, from fighting the Sunni Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to deterring the Shiite Hezbollah and Bashar al-Assad's ...
Thousands flee Iraq's Sinjar Thousands of Iraqis flee from the town of Sinjar, near the city of Mosul, to Erbil and Dohuk after armed groups affiliated with the Islamic State seized the town early on August 4, 2014.


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