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Get Ready for Kurdish Independence

By ZALMAY KHALILZAD In the coming weeks, Iraq’s leaders must make existential decisions. If they cannot form a unity government led by a new prime minister and motivate Sunni moderates and tribes to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Iraq is likely to disintegrate. WASHINGTON ? In the coming weeks, Iraq?s leaders must … Continue reading

Yazidi ‘mass grave’ found in northern Iraq

Kurds of the ethnic minority of Yazidis hold up a banner reading “Stop genocide against Yazidis in Iraq” as they march through the streets of Bielefeld August 9, 2014. (Reuters) Al Arabiya News Sunday, 10 August 2014 Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants killed at least 500 members of Iraq’s Yazidi ethnic minority during … Continue reading

#ISIS Take Hundreds of Women Captive in Iraq

Hundreds of women from the Yazidi religious minority have been taken captive by members of the Islamic State. By Elad Benari, Canada Member of ISIS Reuters Hundreds of women from the Yazidi religious minority have been taken captive by members of the Islamic State, The Associated Press (AP) reported on Friday. Kamil Amin, the spokesman … Continue reading

ISIS takes over Iraq’s biggest dam

The Islamic insurgents warned residents in nearby villages along the border with Syria to leave their homes. (File photo: Reuters) Al Arabiya News Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) took over Iraq’s biggest dam unopposed by Kurdish fighters, who also lost three towns and an oilfield on Sunday to the Sunni … Continue reading

Islamic State routs Iraqi armored column in Anbar

By Bill Roggio Fighters from the newly established Islamic State ambushed and destroyed an Iraqi armored column in the western province of Anbar. Islamic State fighters also captured several American-made armored personnel carriers. The ambush highlights the deteriorating state of the Iraqi security forces. The Islamic State’s Anbar Wilayat (division or province) released a series … Continue reading

The Islamic State declaration of Khilafah (Caliphate) #ISIS #IS

The Islamic State declaration of Khilafah (Caliphate) From: Compiled by: “This Is the Promise of Allah” An announcement by Ash-Sheikh Abu Muhammad Al-Adnaani (May Allah Protect him) Praise be to Allah, the Mighty and Strong. And may peace and blessings be upon the one sent with the sword as a mercy to all … Continue reading

Iraq: ISIS Execution Site Located

HRW (Baghdad) – Analysis of photographs and satellite imagery strongly indicates that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) conducted mass executions in Tikrit after seizing control of the city on June 11, 2014. The analysis suggests that ISIS killed between 160 and 190 men in at least two locations between June 11 and … Continue reading

ISIS reaches border of Saudi Arabia

The brief statement by the Saudi Royal Court reflects the heightened state of alert in the entire region. The Extremists have reached the border. Al-Qaed is a stone’s thrown from three countries: Turkey, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. ISIS, the most extreme faction of al-Qaeda, is mobilizing its forces to face Assad’s regime and recently, Maliki’s … Continue reading