The Associated Press
Analysts say the Islamic State is about to launch a major offensive -- but one built around commando raids and suicide bombings rather than a frontal attack.TAGGED: Middle East
, Islamic Caliphate
|The Islamic State is murderously hostile to all its neighbors: Turkey, Syria, Baghdad, KRG, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Iran. As the newly proclaimed caliphate, it regards their regimes as illegitimate. Many have an interest in its... more ››|
|Just weeks after seizing swaths of northern and central Iraq, the jihadi extremists of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant have driven out the remaining Christians of Mosul. After daubing their houses with N for Nazarenes,... more ››|
|Long before extremists rolled through Iraq and seized a large piece of territory, the group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria took over most of Raqqa Province, home to about a million people, and established a... more ››|
|In Raqqa, Syria, which serves as the Islamic State’s de facto capital, women who go out without a male chaperone or aren’t fully covered in public are subject to arrests and beatings.
And often it’s other women who do the... more ››|
|With the battle lines in Iraq’s Sunni provinces more or less stabilized, the war-torn nation’s political elite have a fresh chance to walk from the edge of the precipice.
Several developments leave a small window of... more ››|