April 24, 2015

YOU CAN'T HAVE A CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS...:

Sunni tribesmen fight their own after breaking with IS group' (BRAM JANSSEN AND SAMEER N. YACOUB April 22, 2015, Times of Israel)

When Islamic State militants swept across northern Iraq last summer, the Sunni al-Lehib tribe welcomed them as revolutionaries fighting the Shiite-led government in Baghdad. But less than a year later, the tribe is bitterly split between those who joined the extremist group and those resisting its brutal rule.

The tribe hails from a village just south of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, which was captured by the IS last year. Like many Sunnis in northern Iraq, they initially welcomed the Islamic State group as liberators.

"We were happy when Daesh came," tribal leader Nazhan Sakhar said, using an acronym for the extremist group. "We thought they were going to Baghdad to establish a government. But then they started killing our own people. It turned out they were the same as al-Qaeda."


...when only one side has one.

Posted by at April 24, 2015 5:08 PM
  

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