Today, the status of Iraqi armed groups remains ambiguous despite Baghdad’s attempts to integrate them into the military command structure — a situation that highlights the complex, multifaceted, and poorly-understood roles they will play in Iraq’s political, social, and military development after ISIS. 3,818 more words
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Three Daesh suicide attacks struck Baghdad on Monday killing at least 45 people and injuring dozens.
The most devastating attack happened Baghdad’s Sadr City as a suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a bustling market in Sadr City, killing at least 38 people and injuring dozens. 489 more words
Powerful Shi’ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr instructed his followers on Sunday to target U.S. troops deploying to Iraq as part of the military campaign against Islamic State. 233 more words
- Heather Mac Donald on the police shootings in Baton Rouge:
But the overwhelming odds are that this most recent assault on law and order, taking the lives of three officers and wounding at least three more, is the direct outcome of the political and media frenzy that followed the police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, less than two weeks ago.
© AFP/File | Iraqi Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s forces have taken part in operations against IS, but one of their main tasks has been the defence of shrines and other religious sites… 256 more words