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Joey L's Guerrilla Fighters of Kurdistan Gives an Inside Look into the Syrian & Iraqi Conflicts

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 7 years or so, you've probably seen some of the fascinating work produced by photographer and …

Middle East
Middle East

Send A Thrill Up Right-Wingers' Legs And You Can Say ISIS Isn't Muslim

Lucianne.com highly recommends this opinion piece from <i>Investor's Business Daily</i>, where the editorials are even further to the right than the ones in</i> …

I was an American sniper, and Chris Kyle’s war was not my war

Don’t make the mistake of thinking the hit movie captures the truth of the Iraq conflict. I should know. I lived it<p>I spent nights in Iraq lying prone and looking through a 12-power sniper scope. You only see a limited view between the reticles. That’s why it’s necessary to keep both eyes open. This …

Clint Eastwood

Unwanted: Bodies of foreign ISIS fighters pile up in Iraqi hospitals

Dozens of dead bodies of foreign ISIS recruits are piling up in Iraqi hospitals because their home countries don’t want them and local cemeteries won’t take them either, according to a high official in the nation’s Interior Ministry.<p>Arabic-language newspaper Akhbar Al Iraq cited an unnamed, …

ISIS launches attack on oil-rich northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk

<b>Amman, Jordan (CNN) —</b> ISIS militants have attacked Kirkuk in northern Iraq, an effort that might be an earnest attempt to capture the key oil-rich city or perhaps to divert Kurdish troops fighting to capture the Islamist extremist group's stronghold of Mosul.<p>For months, ISIS has been facing off …

Islamic State (ISIS)

America’s biggest genius: Why Lindsey Graham is a huge threat to Einstein

Lindsey Graham wants to run for president on his sterling foreign policy record. Behold his intellectual perfection<p>News that Sen. Lindsey Graham is actively exploring a run for the presidency in 2016 should thrill and delight all serious people who think seriously about foreign policy. As I made …

Middle East

Gamer Who Joined ISIS Has Terrible Kill-To

KOBANI, Syria — Hector Bazinet, a Belgian citizen and self-described “gaming fanatic” who left home to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant …

Mountain Dew

The situation in Syria is awful. And that was before winter arrived

It's been a trying week for Syria. The United States and Britain suspended providing even non-lethal aid to the country. A prominent Syrian opposition leader has gone missing. And now winter has brought snow and cold weather.<p>The aid was halted, officials say, because Islamist rebels took over bases …

Rise of Terrorists Groups In Syria Leads to Halt of U.S. Aid to Rebels

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The United States abandoned its non-lethal aid deliveries to northern Syria on Wednesday after …

Top U.S.-Backed Rebel Commander Flees Syria

The top Western-backed rebel commander in Syria has fled the country amid growing infighting with Islamist rebels, U.S. officials said Wednesday.<p>Gen. …