Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Iraq militants 'still control parts of western cities'

  1. #1
    Professor
    SBu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Washington State
    Last Seen
    01-18-16 @ 03:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    1,523

    Iraq militants 'still control parts of western cities'

    BBC News - Iraq militants 'still control parts of western cities'

    There has been fierce fighting in recent days as government forces have tried to force militants aligned to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) out of Ramadi and Fallujah.

    An AFP news agency journalist told the BBC that black flags used by jihadists were still flying in both cities.

    Clashes erupted on Monday after troops dismantled a protest camp in Ramadi.

    Local Sunni Arabs had been demonstrating for months against what they perceive as discrimination by the Shia-led government and unfair targeting of their minority community by anti-terrorism measures implemented to stem the surge in sectarian violence.

    But Prime Minister Nouri Maliki ordered that the sit-in be cleared, alleging it had "turned into a headquarters for the leadership of al-Qaeda".
    The struggle between Sunni and Shi'i , fundamentalism and secularism still rages in the ME. Pro-rebel Lebanon v. Pro-Assad Hezbollah, Syria civil war, Iraq civil war, Israel/Saudis v. Iran, Egyptian secularists v. muslim brotherhood, etc. etc.

    What a cluster. Any theories about where this will go or how to deal with it?

  2. #2
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:16 AM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    43,309

    Re: Iraq militants 'still control parts of western cities'

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    BBC News - Iraq militants 'still control parts of western cities'



    The struggle between Sunni and Shi'i , fundamentalism and secularism still rages in the ME. Pro-rebel Lebanon v. Pro-Assad Hezbollah, Syria civil war, Iraq civil war, Israel/Saudis v. Iran, Egyptian secularists v. muslim brotherhood, etc. etc.

    What a cluster. Any theories about where this will go or how to deal with it?
    It is a real shame the Iraqis didn't make more of the chance they were given.

  3. #3
    Professor
    SBu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Washington State
    Last Seen
    01-18-16 @ 03:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    1,523

    Re: Iraq militants 'still control parts of western cities'

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    It is a real shame the Iraqis didn't make more of the chance they were given.
    They probably could have had a better chance if they weren't right smack dab in the middle of external power struggles as well. The whole region is ablaze.

  4. #4
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:16 AM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    43,309

    Re: Iraq militants 'still control parts of western cities'

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    They probably could have had a better chance if they weren't right smack dab in the middle of external power struggles as well. The whole region is ablaze.
    Life is tough. But the USA needn't try to carry the weight of the world. Let Ringo do that.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •