Monday, June 16, 2014

Shiite Fighters Leave Basra to take up Arms against Sunni Insurgents

by Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff

Shiite fighters leave Basra to take up arms against Sunni insurgents. U.S. moves aircraft carrier into the Gulf but is not considering troops on the ground • Spokesman for Kurdish armed forces says Kurds fighting Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant in self-defense • Kurds gain control of oil hub Kirkuk.

A member of the Kurdish security forces takes his position with his weapon during a patrol in the outskirts of Kirkuk, Saturday
Photo credit: Reuters

Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff


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