Could Isis take Iraq’s capital?

al-Khoei, Hayder
June 2014
New Statesman;6/20/2014, Vol. 143 Issue 5215, p18
The article looks at political and security conditions in Iraq as of June 2014, focusing on the insurgency of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (Isis) militant group. It notes that the Iraqi government has lost control of the cities of Mosul and Tikrit, Iraq, to the insurgents. The author expresses the view that the insurgency is not solely a Shia versus Sunni sectarian conflict but also reflects the antagonism of many groups toward the Iraqi government.


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