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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.
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.
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.
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.
Iran and Hezbollah, which have typically come to the support of the Palestinians, are occupied in Syria, where they are propping up a despot and fighting extremist sunni militias. Given these regional dynamics, the Israeli attack on Gaza could not have ...
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.
Extremist sunni militia have trapped up to 200,000 people on barren mountains surrounding Sinjar, a town in northwest Iraq.
His death followed shortly after the capture of Houssam Sabbagh, a Salafist militant who led sunni militia forces in recent battles against Alwite Shias in Tripoli.
The group is comprised of extremist sunni militias and ex-members of the former dictator Saddam Hussein's Baathist Party.
This comes as the Iraqi prime minister ordered the country's Air Force to help the Kurds fight sunni militias occupying the area.
The killing of Al-Hasan, he explained, also followed the detention of Hussam al-Sabbagh, a Salafist militant who led sunni militia forces in recent battles against Alawites in Tripoli. According to Fisk, Sabbagh had fought in Afghanistan, Chechnya and ...
His death followed shortly after the capture of Houssam Sabbagh, a Salafist militant who led sunni militia forces in recent battles against Alwite Shias in Tripoli.
The upsurge of sunni militia in Iraq threatens to fragment the Iraqi state into sectarian conflict. The conflict between Russian separatists and the Kiev government in Ukraine threatens the natural gas supply to Europe.
The upsurge of sunni militia in Iraq threatens to fragment the Iraqi state into sectarian conflict. The conflict between Russian separatists and the Kiev government in Ukraine threatens the natural gas supply to Europe.
But its gains were unsustainable, particularly because Mr. Maliki's Shiite-dominated government was unwilling to widely integrate sunni militias into the country's security forces. Still, there is no doubt that ISIS has begun alienating some in Mosul.
... most notably for the Regional government in northern Iraq to re-claim arms seized by peshmerga forces from the province of Kirkuk after the withdrawal of the Iraqi Army after fighters from the Islamic State (ISIS), and sunni militias allied to them ...
Apparently believes IS but in the meantime, do without the support of other sunni militias - the organization tolerates no one beside him.


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