ISIL’s attack has brought Turkey to a critical breaking point with the Kurds, although it did open its border to Syrian Kurds last weekend. What is breaking down and what are the implications?
Mashable! by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
The British parliament backed a plan to join the fight against ISIS in Iraq by 524 votes to 43 on Friday.
The US-led coalition widens its air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in Syria as part of ‘near continuous’ raids against the jihadists
Shia militias, still operating under the control of former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, are laying siege to Latifiyya, especially the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haqq militia. Failure to address the broader effects of international assistance in Iraq’s fight promises to further polarize Iraq’s communities.
The Intercept by Murtaza Hussain
Some 120 Muslim religious scholars this week published an open letter refuting the Islamic State’s claim to be a religious political movement, joining a series of high-profile condemnations of the extremist group by Islamic religious and political leaders.
The United States has has long faced threats from a lethal brand of terrorism that perverts one of the world’s great religions. We have been relentless in targeting Al Qaeda and its affiliates, but the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, now poses a profound and unique threat to the entire world.