In A Back-And-Forth Battle, An Iraqi Town Splits On Ethnic Lines

Posted on Nov 17 2014 - 1:52am by admin

In A Back-And-Forth Battle, An Iraqi Town Splits On Ethnic Lines

The mixed Arab and Kurdish city of Zumar in northern Iraq is a window into the fierce battles for territory between the Kurds and the Sunni extremist group known as the Islamic State, or ISIS. The mountainous landscape is pockmarked with destruction.
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Tide 'starting to turn' against Islamic State as Iraq signals policy shift

Speaking in Baghdad, the general said US air action has helped Iraqi and Kurdish fighters “pull Iraq back from the precipice”. However, he warned that defeating Islamic State could take “several years” and would depend on the inclusion of alienated …
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