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Archives: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

Turkey’s Syrian blowback

Turkey’s Syrian blowback

Neil Thompson | (Informed Comment) | - - With the New Year terrorist attack in Istanbul now being claimed by the Islamic State (IS) movement, it is clear that Turkey has suffered…
Iraq: ISIL Attacking Civilians in Mosul Retreat

Iraq: ISIL Attacking Civilians in Mosul Retreat

Human Rights Watch | - - Calls ‘Unbelievers’ Valid Targets (Erbil) – Fighters with the [so-called] Islamic State [Group} (also known as ISIL) have indiscriminately attacked civilian areas in eastern Mosul with…

7 Things to Know about Mosul

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - The Iraqi government has announced that the campaign to take the large northern city of Mosul back from Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) has begun…

The Graveyard of ISIL

By Mustafa Sadoun | Fallujah | ( Niqash.org) | - - NIQASH visits an ISIL cemetery in Fallujah and finds the hastily built, last resting places of several of the group's leaders,…
Trump’s Pro-ISIS Foreign Policy

Trump’s Pro-ISIS Foreign Policy

By Fawaz A. Gerges | ( Project Syndicate ) | - - LONDON – Donald Trump’s recent claim that his opponent in the US presidential race, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,…