January 12, 2015

THE GRAND ALLIANCE:

Iran eclipses US in Iraq's fight against militants (AP,  January 12, 2015)

 In the eyes of most Iraqis, their country's best ally in the war against the Islamic State group is not the United States and the coalition air campaign against the militants. It's Iran, which is credited with stopping the extremists' march on Baghdad.

Shiite, non-Arab Iran has effectively taken charge of Iraq's defense against the Sunni radical group, meeting the Iraqi government's need for immediate help on the ground.

Posted by at January 12, 2015 3:04 PM
  

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