June 13, 2014

Islamists Aim to Redraw Map of the Middle East

Spindle & Seib, Wall Street Journal

The Associated Press

A militant Islamist group that has carved out control of a swath of Syria has moved into Iraq, conquering cities and threatening the Iraqi government the U.S. helped create and support with billions of dollars in aid and thousands of American lives. The group—known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham—isn't a threat only to Iraq and Syria. It seeks to impose its vision of a single radical Islamist state stretching from the Mediterranean coast of Syria through modern Iraq, the region of the Islamic Caliphates established in the seventh and eighth centuries.

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TAGGED: Syria, Iraq, Middle East, Islamic State Of Iraq And Al-Sham, ISIS

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