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Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Congress Voted Against Directly Arming Iraq's Kurds. Here's What That Means For The ISIS Fight.

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's strategy for combating the extremist Islamic State group is still evolving. But for some members of Congress on...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Top Dem Blasts Iraq's ISIS Strategy As Baghdad's U.S.-Friendly Leader Struggles

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Days after it lost a vital provincial capital in its fight against the Islamic State group, Iraq's fragile government is now seeing setb...

Iraqi Troops Launch Attack Against ISIS After Major Setback

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

BAGHDAD, April 13 (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces launched a counter-attack on Islamic State in the western province of Anbar on Monday, seeking to ...

Assad: ISIS Gaining Recruits Since U.S.-Led Air Strikes Began

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a U.S. television interview that Islamic State, which has seized swaths of t...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Pentagon Struggles To Downplay Disclosure Of ISIS War Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It could hardly have been a more perfect storm, and it was all because of a single question in a routine briefing. On Feb. 19, U.S. C...

Iraqi Army Repels ISIS Attack On Base Hosting U.S. Marines

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2015 | World

BAGHDAD, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces on Friday repelled an attack by Islamic State insurgents against an air base in Anbar province where...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

John Kerry: Iran Fighting Islamic State Is 'Positive'

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. would be happy to have Iran's help in fighting the Islamic State, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday in response to t...

Iraq's Top Cleric Says Army Corruption Helped ISIS Advance

Reuters | Posted 01.07.2015 | World

By Raheem Salman BAGHDAD, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Iraq's most influential Shi'ite cleric said on Friday that corruption in the armed forces ...

ISIS Executes More Members Of Iraqi Tribe

Reuters | Posted 01.03.2015 | World

BAGHDAD, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have executed 36 more members of an Iraqi tribe that had resisted the Sunni militant group's adva...

Bodies Of Hundreds Of Iraqi Tribesmen Fighting Against ISIS Found In Mass Grave

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2014 | World

By Raheem Salman BAGHDAD, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants executed at least 220 Iraqis in retaliation against a tribe's opposition to th...

Iraqi Forces In New Bid To Retake Country's Largest Refinery

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2014 | World

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces said they advanced to within 2 km (1.2 mile) of the city of Baiji o...

Iraqi Air Force Accidentally Delivers Supplies To ISIS Militants

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- Iraqi pilots mistakenly delivered food, water and ammunition to Islamic State militants on a recent mission that was meant to supply the...

UK Joins Strikes Against ISIS In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

By Andrew Osborn and William James LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Britain's parliament approved air strikes against Islamic State (IS) insurgents in I...

The Unintended Consequences Of The U.S. Campaign Against Islamic State

Reuters | Isabel Coles | Posted 11.08.2014 | World

SULEIMAN BEG, Iraq, Sept 9 (Reuters) - A small group of people pick through putrefying human remains laid out on plastic sheets by the side of a roa...

Iran Supplied Weapons To Iraqi Kurdish Forces

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2014 | World

By Isabel Coles ARBIL, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Iran has supplied weapons and ammunition to Iraqi Kurdish forces, Kurdistan President Massou...

11 Documentaries You Can Watch Right Now To Understand How ISIS Rose To Power

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.23.2014 | Entertainment

Last month, the Islamic State jihadist group, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL, declared its sovereignty and promoted one of its leaders, Abu Bakr al-Ba...

Yazidi Survivors Say Militants Buried Victims Alive

Reuters | Posted 10.18.2014 | World

By Humeyra Pamuk DAYRABUN, Iraq, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Refugee Samo Ilyas Ali has nine children to feed but he can't focus on the future ...

Iraq's Third Largest Ethnic Group Is Also On The Run From The Islamic State

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

(Repeats story unchanged) * Charities support displaced in absence of functioning government * Hundreds of thousands up...

Iraq's Yazidis Face Extremist Militants Or Perilous Mountains

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2014 | World

By Ahmed Rasheed and Michael Georgy BAGHDAD, Aug 5 (Reuters) - When the Islamic State made another dramatic push through northern Iraq...

Islamic State Extremists Enforce Strict Religious Laws In Iraqi Towns

USA Today | Anmar Al Shamary & Gilgamesh Nabeel | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion

BAGHDAD — Police cars have been repainted to say “Islamic police.” Women are forbidden from wearing bright colors and prints. The homes of Shiit...

Islamic State Makes Major Gains In Iraq

Reuters | Posted 10.04.2014 | World

By Isra' al-Rubai'i BAGHDAD, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered his air force for the first time to back ...

Iraq: 'Terrorist Groups' Seized Nuclear Materials

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, July 9 (Reuters) - Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research a...

Islamic State Militants Round Up Potential Rivals

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2014 | World

BAGHDAD/MOSUL, Iraq, July 8 (Reuters) - One night last week, Islamic State militants in an SUV with tinted windows pulled up at the home of a former...