View Full Version : In Fighting Between Islamic State And Other Armed Factions Increases In Iraq’s Diyala

08-05-2014, 02:57 PM
The insurgency has had great success in the last two months. It has taken over much of Ninewa, Salahaddin, Kirkuk, and Anbar provinces, and has a strong foothold in Diyala and Babil as well. This success has maintained a lose alliance between the major militant groups, which includes the Islamic State (IS), the Baathist Naqshibandi and its Military Councils, Ansar al-Islam, the Mujahadeen Army, and the Islamic Army of Iraq. Behind the scenes IS has been attempting to dominate the other groups by demanding that they pledge allegiance to it, and pushing out its rivals from its bases. This has led to open warfare with the Islamic State in the Hamrin and Sadiya areas of Diyala.

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