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While Iraqi officials have attributed the attack partly to poor weather conditions, the lack of a clear security strategy in Hawija area given the large number of government-backed forces -- including Shiite and Sunni militias that have little coordination with each other and the destitution of the local population ...
Frankenstein in Baghdad portrays this gap in stable sovereignty by having the Whatsitsname move with his followers to "Area Zero," a liminal space in Baghdad where three groups struggle for control: "the Iraqi National Guard and the American army on one side, and the Sunni militias and the Shiite militias ...

Trained by the U.S. and German armed forces, the Kurds represented the only effective force on the ground independent of the Russian-backed Assad regime following the defeat of Sunni militias backed by the U.S., Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. The Kurdish resurgence in Syria, though, drew a ferocious ...
For instance, the Nineveh Guard (NG), previously known as Hashd al-Watani (HW), is a Sunni militia led by the former governor of Mosul, Atheel al-Nujaifi. NG is an official part of the PMU but also receives funds from Turkey, which has troops stationed in Iraq that are unwelcome by the government, as well ...
Al-QAA, Lebanon - Hezbollah fighters and the Syrian army have launched a military operation against Sunni rebels from former al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham (JFS) and the Islamic State (IS) group on the Syria-Lebanese border. Shelling could be heard from the outskirts of al-Qaa, in the north of Lebanon ...
Sunni militia recruits Kurds in disputed city. By Rudaw 21/3/2017. The ethnically diverse and disputed city of Tuz Khurmatu has seen clashes between Kurdish Peshmerga and Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi in the past. Here, a Peshmerga stands guard outside the town. Photo: Rudaw. TUZ KHURMATU, Kurdistan Region -- The ...

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Turkish officials have confirmed that Sunni militia trained by the Turkish army in northern Iraq will participate in the upcoming ... Last week, a spokesperson for the Sunni militia told Rudaw that the Sunni forces would come under Peshmerga command for the Mosul operation.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region--Iraq's Sunni militia has announced it will come under Peshmerga command for the expected operation to liberate Mosul from the ... with the Peshmerga forces in the Mosul war," Zuhair Hazin Jabouri, a spokespersons for the Sunni militia known as Hashd al-Watani, told Rudaw.
The Iraqi government has embarked on secret talks with Sunni militia figures and former members of Saddam Hussein's Baathist regime in an attempt to secure crucial Sunni support in the fight against Isis. After a first meeting in the Qatari capital Doha early last month, a second round of talks took place in ...
Trained by the US and German armed forces, the Kurds represented the only effective force on the ground independent of the Russian-backed Assad regime following the defeat of sunni militias backed by the US, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The Kurdish resurgence in Syria, though, drew a ferocious ...
Those militias include the Babylon Brigades (a militia of mixed ranks, some of whom are Christian), and several sunni militias including the Nineveh Guard, the Salaheddin Brigade, and the Tribal Mobilization Forces. We also find factions representing smaller minorities such as Yazidis (several local ...
They emerged out of moderate sunni militias who had joined the fight against IS. Together they are now running in the general elections. Read more: The Middle East's complex Kurdish landscape. All Sunni parties presently face the dilemma that their electoral base has shrunk drastically. Many Sunnis fled ...
Israeli officials deny Western news reports that they have funded or armed local sunni militias. But former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon made clear in 2015 that medical aid to Sunni rebels was extended on condition that they prevent Islamist fighters from nearing the border. Now Israel's border situation ...
Israeli officials deny Western news reports that they have funded or armed local sunni militias. But former Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon made clear in 2015 that medical aid to Sunni rebels was extended on condition that they prevent Islamist fighters from nearing the border. Now Israel's border situation ...
... in Syria, Saudi Arabia has supported the various sunni militias. When MBS arrived in power in 2015, the young Prince decided to increase his support against Syrian President Assad. But the involvement and success of the Russian army, together with the help of Iran and Hezbollah, derailed those plans.
Finally, the mobilisation and political influence of issue-based Islamic coalitions outside the mainstream Muslim parties, such as the National Mandate Party (PAN) and Justice and Prosperity Party (PKS) is something that will require close scrutiny. Evidence of greater cross-fertilisation between sunni militia ...
Although it is interested in cooperating with the Iranians, Russia doesn't want a massive Iranian presence in Syria. Such a presence would make it difficult for Russia to operate freely, and could cause problems both with Israel and the sunni militias that are expected to put down their arms as part of a ...

With American military support and cash, sunni militias called sahwa ("awakening") subdued the extremists. "Many people then thought all Sunnis were al Qaeda, and many people changed their minds," says Dulaimi. He notes that today the army and security forces have committees for recruiting Sunnis, ...
The army and the Shi'ite forces helped by Druze militias in the area advanced east and south of the Sunni-militia held bastion of Beit Jin backed by some of ... Western diplomatic sources say the crushing of the sunni militia presence in areas they have been in since 2013 will allow Lebanon's Hezbollah to ...
rebel organizations controlled the main part of the border, from the old town of Quneitra and southward. This area was mainly the fiefdom of local sunni militias, some of which accepted aid from Israel in the form of food, clothing, medicine and medical care in Israeli hospitals. Arab-language media claim ...
rebel organizations controlled the main part of the border, from the old town of Quneitra and southward. This area was mainly the fiefdom of local sunni militias, some of which accepted aid from Israel in the form of food, clothing, medicine and medical care in Israeli hospitals. Arab-language media claim ...
Al-QAA, Lebanon - Hezbollah fighters and the Syrian Army have launched a military operation against Sunni rebels from former al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham (JFS) and the Islamic State (IS) group on the Syria-Lebanese border. Shelling could be heard from the outskirts of al-Qaa, in the north of Lebanon ...
sunni militia recruits Kurds in disputed city. By Rudaw 21/3/2017. The ethnically diverse and disputed city of Tuz Khurmatu has seen clashes between Kurdish peshmerga and Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi in the past. Here, a Peshmerga stands guard outside the town. Photo: Rudaw. TUZ KHURMATU, Kurdistan Region -- The ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Turkish officials have confirmed that sunni militia trained by the Turkish army in northern Iraq will participate in the upcoming ... Last week, a spokesperson for the sunni militia told Rudaw that the Sunni forces would come under peshmerga command for the Mosul operation.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region--Iraq's sunni militia has announced it will come under peshmerga command for the expected operation to liberate Mosul from the ... with the Peshmerga forces in the Mosul war," Zuhair Hazin Jabouri, a spokespersons for the sunni militia known as Hashd al-Watani, told Rudaw.
The recruitment of children is reportedly an act of desperation as Shiite militias struggle to build a large enough force. According to Business Insider, Shiites are usually "excluded" from fighting in Sunni cities like Mosul, and the new recruiting was meant to bolster the front lines and reinforce sunni militias.
Human Rights Watch said in a report that sunni militias receiving support from the Iraqi government have recruited males younger than 18 from at least one camp for displaced people inside the country. The children were taken from the camp and driven to a town near Mosul, human rights Watch said.
A peshmerga commander on Bashik front, whose name is not mentioned, told Kurdistan24 that it is the first attack conducted mainly by the sunni militia against insurgents. Hashd al-Watani militia consists of thousands of Sunni volunteers, who are originally from the city of Mosul and Nineveh Province in northern Iraq.
The Iraqi government has embarked on secret talks with sunni militia figures and former members of Saddam Hussein's Baathist regime in an attempt to secure crucial Sunni support in the fight against ISIS. After a first meeting in the Qatari capital Doha early last month, a second round of talks took place in ...
Statements made by Russian officials have made it clear that Russia realizes that the long-term presence of Iran and its proxies in Syria may increase tensions with Israel and hinder the negotiations process due to the resistance of the Syrian opposition and sunni militias to a permanent Iranian presence in ...
For instance, the Nineveh Guard (NG), previously known as Hashd al-Watani (HW), is a sunni militia led by the former governor of Mosul, Atheel al-Nujaifi. NG is an official part of the PMU but also receives funds from Turkey, which has troops stationed in Iraq that are unwelcome by the government, as well ...
Meanwhile, the Saudis wrote checks to sunni militias, who never stayed bought. Saudi Arabia needs to end that war and get out of Yemen. My view on Saudi Arabia today is very simple: Because it has so much deferred reform to undertake the biggest question is whether MBS is too late -- that Saudi ...
Meanwhile, the Saudis wrote checks to sunni militias, who never stayed bought. Or they bought big weapons systems that are useless in this age of irregular warfare - and only lead to the kind of Saudi aerial bombardments of Yemen that have led to so many civilian deaths, disease and starvation - and a ...
It was at this point that other Sunni militia groups joined the Palestinian militia, and smaller independent Christian militia groups sided with the Phalange Kataeb Christian militia. The government forces found themselves caught in the middle and began fracturing in favor of the different sides. Many civilians ...
For instance, Saudi Arabia's support for sunni militias in Lebanon flagged in the mid-2000s. Since then, Hezbollah -- an Iranian-backed militia -- has tightened its grip on the country. To the south, nearly three years after the kingdom's bombing campaign in Yemen began, Houthi rebels are still able to ...
VP Nujaifi Sets Conditions for May elections in Speech at USIP; Denies Report He Asked U.S. to Arm sunni militias - In a speech this week at ...
No sunni militia or political group has the same clout, and few Sunnis want to risk a destabilising fight with Hezbollah. Lebanese Prime Minister ...
No sunni militia or political group has the same clout, and few Sunnis want to risk a destabilizing fight with Hezbollah. The Saudi intervention ...
After fleeing Mosul when IS captured the city in 2014, Atheel al-Nujaifi turned to Turkey's government for training and other aid for his sunni militia. Atheel al-Nujaifi's sole lobbyist last year was Washington lawyer Robert Kelley, who also worked in 2016 as general counsel for a consulting firm run by Flynn, ...
... fleeing Mosul when IS captured the city in 2014, Atheel al-Nujaifi turned to Turkey's government for training and other aid for his sunni militia.
... the recently liberated city of Mosul and heads a prominent sunni militia. ... A significant ramp-up in direct U.S. aid to Iraq's sunni militias -- let ...
He has ceased paying sunni militias that maintained security in their provinces; and sought to arrest prominent Sunni politicians, including ...
Daesh lost control of its last major Syrian stronghold yesterday as Iraqi forces also recaptured territory from the extremist group. According to ...
Meanwhile, Kurdish peshmerga, both Shia and sunni militias, Iranian fighters and other outfits have taken up arms against the group. Millions of people displaced by the conflict remain in refugee camps, makeshift shelters and accommodation without proper heat or sanitation. As November bites and ...
The same court sentenced Turkish-origin Ozkan C., 29, to two years and eight months for joining the sunni militia Junud al-Sham in Syria.
It became a de facto member of the coalition against the Islamic State (IS), and then, once IS was defeated, it supported sunni militias in those areas left ...
It became a de facto member of the coalition against the Islamic State (IS), and then, once IS was defeated, it supported sunni militias in those areas left ...
sunni militias, reporting to a host of political and tribal figures, are a part of the mix. Kurdish peshmerga, from both the Barzani-led Kurdistan ...
Sahwa are sunni militias formed after the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003 to combat al-Qaeda militants. A monthly count by the United ...
... teams, the Hashd al-Shaabi also known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), and tribal sunni militia forces are participating in the large-scale operation.


 

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