Tag Archives | Sahwa

Anti-ISIL Sunnis Lack Support

By Robert Tollast. The BBC's Orla Guerin has filed a report from Anbar after spending time with a Sheikh from the Albu Issa tribe. The report relays another example of a growing number of complaints from anti-ISIL Sheikhs in the strategic province. Many Sheikhs assert that the government is not giving them enough funds and […]

Government of Iraq Releases 2014 Casualty Data

By Patrick Schmidt. According to figures from the Iraqi government, at least 15,000 individuals have been killed since the start of the year. Many of those individuals died following the rise of the Islamic State (IS) in June. This year’s figure is a sharp increase from 2013, when only 6,522 people were killed by violence […]

Troops Secure Haditha Refinery and Dam

By Patrick Schmidt. The Iraqi government has announced that security forces have reclaimed the K3 Refinery in Haditha. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) had occupied the facility and expelled its staff from the area. Security officials announced that they had killed a number of militants and were now inspecting the facility […]

Pro-Government Sunnis Launch Offensive

By John Lee. Thousands of fighters from as many as 25 pro-government tribes have launched a coordinated offensive against ISIS fighters in the Western Iraqi province of al-Anbar. The leader of these "Sahwa" fighters, Sheikh Abdel Jabbar Abu Risha, announced that the offensive was not related to Maliki stepping down and had been planned for […]

Abu Risha Condemns Bridge Attacks

By John Lee. Sheikh Ahmed Abu Risha, head of one side of the anti-Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham "Sons of Anbar" movement has condemned a series of attacks on bridges in the province trying to cut it off from the rest of Iraq. The Sheikh was typically defiant in his recent statement: "The Islamic […]

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