Islamic State in Iraq Part of Larger Sunni Insurgency; Assyrians, Minorities Need Safe Haven
(AINA) -- An Arab Sunni insurgency is targeting the Nineveh Plain area after the successful attacks by the Islamic State (IS) on Sinjar and other ... with Kurds having suffered two defeats in as many days (AINA 2014-08-04). The security situation has ...
United Nations says tens of thousands flee Islamic State assault in Northern Iraq
As the insurgents advanced, many fled to Sinjar mountain ... reportedly surrounded by ISIS (Islamic State) armed elements. There are reports, to be verified, of children already dying for lack of water and other assistance among those trapped," the ...
Islamic extremists impose reign of terror in Iraq
Also fueling people's anger — and the sense of being held by an occupying power — is the fact that many Islamic State fighters are foreigners ... knowing that as long as he continues to do so, there is hope for this life." Nabeel reported from Istanbul.
Islamic State militants seize town from Kurdish forces in Iraq
The Islamic State's capture of Sinjar raised fears for minority groups ... Sinjar in normal times had an estimated population of 310,000. "Sinjar has emptied, there are not many people left apart from the 10,000 Sunnis there," said Abu Asaad, a 50-year ...
The consequences of not challenging the Islamic State
Extremism is dangerous, but it is more dangerous to let it flourish and manifest itself the way the terrorist organisation known as the Islamic State group has been allowed ... some people by means of others, many monasteries, churches, synagogues, and ...