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Are ISIL fighters Afraid of Women with Guns?

Are ISIL fighters Afraid of Women with Guns?

BBC “In Kurdish areas of northern Syria, fighters have been battling Islamic State – or ISIS – for two years – and unlike Iraq’s kurdish forces, they get no help from the…

New Iraqi Government:  Less than Meets the Eye?

New Iraqi Government: Less than Meets the Eye?

By Juan Cole The Iraqi parliament finally voted in the government of new Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi on Monday, in what US Secretary of State John Kerry called a “turning point.” There…

US Fighting ISIL on Social Media

US Fighting ISIL on Social Media

AJ+ The US State Department is taking the fight against Islamic State group and others to social media. Their English-language project called “Think Again Turn Away” aims to “expose the facts about…