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Islamic State of Iraq

A 'Whistleblower' Says Everything You Think You Know About ISIS Is Wrong

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.26.2014 | World

Six months ago, as the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) sowed chaos and terror in Syria's civil war, an anonymous Twitter user posted a tantal...

A Group Too Extreme For Al Qaeda Just Took Over Iraq's Second Biggest City

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.12.2014 | World

They have live-tweeted amputations, carried out public crucifixions and have been disavowed as too extreme by al-Qaeda. Now they have taken over Mosul...

Al-Qaeda Linked Group Ramps Up Mideast Violence

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida is positioning itself as a vanguard defending the Sunni community against what it sees as persecution by Shiite-dominated gov...

Extremist Groups In Syria Hobble Efforts To Replace Assad

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

LONDON — LONDON (AP) — Violent extremists seeking to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad may instead have hurt negotiations to replace him...

Journalist: Jihadists Share Similar Politics To 'Critical Americans'

Huffington Post | Posted 09.19.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

A young American journalist, Anna Therese Day, sat down with HuffPost Live's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin to shed some light on her experience "dining" with sel...

Syria Militant Group Merges With Al Qaeda In Iraq

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 06.09.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Al-Qaida's branch in Iraq and the most powerful rebel extremist group in Syria have officially joined ranks against President Bashar As...

Suicide Bomber Kills 20 At Political Rally

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 06.06.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber blew himself up Saturday at a lunch hosted by a Sunni candidate in Iraq's upcoming regional elections, killing 20 peo...

Al Qaeda: We're Back In Iraq

AP | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF | Posted 09.21.2012 | World

CAIRO — The first online statement from the new leader of al-Qaida's affiliate in Iraq claims that the militant network is returning to strongho...

Unverified Audio Message By Al Qaeda In Iraq Asks Ex-Members To Come Back

AP | By MAAMOUN YOUSSEF | Posted 10.08.2011 | World

CAIRO -- A new message posted online purportedly from al-Qaida in Iraq asks Sunni fighters who switched sides and joined forces with the U.S. and Iraq...

Iraq Calls For Execution Of 39 Terror Suspects BEFORE Trial

AP | BUSHRA JUHI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq's interior minister called Thursday for the death penalty for a group of 39 detained al-Qaida-linked suspects, even before they h...