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Iraq's army gets an Iraqi scolding for involvement in Sunni protest crackdown

at the government for letting its army intervene in anti-government Sunni led protests in Hawija, near Kirkuck. ... antigovernment protesters near the northern town hawijah, army raid sunni muslim antigovernment protest camp ... the army in the anti-government protest in Hawija, near Kirkuk. Suleiman al-Gamili continued by saying ...

25/04/2013 - 10:37 - comment 0

Lebanese Sunni militant cleric condemns Hizbullah and Lebanese army in audio recording

Sheikh Ahmad al-Asir called on the Sunni community ... Ahmed al-Asir, whose fate became uncertain after the army stormed his headquarters on June 24, ... and the shabiha (thugs) of the so-called Lebanese army, which is in the service of Hizbullah, AMAL Movement, ...

05/07/2013 - 07:19 - comment 0

Defeating the Islamic State: Sunnis must lead the way

Sunni muslims must lead the fight against ... believes, is its ideological appeal. It has recruited marginalized, disaffected Sunni youth in both Syria and Iraq who believe that they are being ruled by apostate regimes. This appeal to Sunni pride has worked ...

01/09/2014 - 08:29 - comment 0

Onward Sunni Soldiers? Assad's vanguard defectors speak

to quit on Assad, the simple Sunni foot soldiers are first to throw in the towel. As one of the Sunni Muslim soldiers who form the bulk of the Syrian Army, Lieutenant Adnan Suleibi kept ... They are among a new wave of Sunni defectors who have abandoned the military in recent weeks as the army, short ...

Editor's Choice - 14/07/2012 - 10:41 - comment 0

Iraqi PM promises victory in Fallujah as army prepare launch against militants

on a televised speech on Wednesday as his army prepared to launch a major assault against the Sunni Islamist ... on Wednesday promised to eradicate Al Qaeda forces from Fallujah city in Anbar province, as the army prepared to launch an attack on the Sunni Islamist militants. Iraq's prime minister ...

08/01/2014 - 15:28 - comment 0

Lebanese army ramps up fight against radicals after Sidon deaths

radicals, loyal to a Sunni cleric wanted by the army, killed ten of its soldiers. “An armed group loyal ... soldiers, Sunni and non-Sunni, to quit the army immediately,” Assir said in the message. He urged ... surrounding a mosque in the southern city of Sidon where radicals, loyal to a Sunni cleric wanted by the army ...

24/06/2013 - 06:37 - comment 0

Iraqi PM Maliki orders army to leave Anbar province in bid to restore calm

told the army to leave cities in the Anbar province in a bid to defuse tensions in the area after security forces launched a crackdown on a major Sunni anti-government camp. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki on Tuesday said the army will leave cities in Anbar province, ...

31/12/2013 - 14:05 - comment 0

Sunni Arabs are responsible for combatting the region's extremists

be stopped by Sunni Arabs with help from the international community. Putting ... the initial phase that immediately followed 9/11. However, this war is one that must be led by Sunnis ... These harmful policies have specifically targeted Sunni Arab states, not Iran, which for its own part has ...

15/07/2014 - 10:06 - comment 0

How sectarian tensions and a corrupt Iraqi army paved the way for the ISIL takeover

of anti-terrorist forces that are effective but not numerous. In Sunni areas the army and security forces ... force, but if the Iraqi army tries to take it back tens of thousands of Sunni will fight to defend it. ... probably assisted by Sunni army officers within the regular Iraqi army sabotaging the defence. Much ...

15/06/2014 - 12:47 - comment 0

Inshallah, it's always sunny in Gaza: solar power becoming strip's main power source

groups have also criticized the Egyptian army for preventing the people in Gaza from accessing most ...

26/02/2014 - 12:52 - comment 0