Matthew Robert Walker

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Kurdish women a force to be reckoned with for ISIS

<b>Derik, Kurdish-controlled northern Syria (CNN) —</b> It wasn't until jihadist militants mounted a relentless siege of Kobani, a border town within sight of international television cameras, that much of the world realized ethnic Kurds were an effective fighting force within Syria.<p>But as much of the …

'Treated like cattle': Yazidi women sold, raped, enslaved by ISIS

<b>Erbil, Iraq (CNN) —</b> Jana was a 19-year-old in her final year of high school, with dreams of becoming a doctor. Then, ISIS came to her village last August, and her world collapsed.<p>She described to me in chilling detail, how the jihadis first demanded that members of her Yazidi religious minority …

Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepare for Syria battle

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepared Saturday to battle Islamic State group militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, …

Survivors of ISIS massacre tell their stories for the first time

A new Human Rights Watch report claims Islamic State militants committed a massacre in June outside the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. The report …

ISIS Extremists Line Up and Execute 50: Iraqi Officials

ISIS group extremists lined up and shot dead at least 50 tribesmen and women in Iraq's Anbar province, officials said Saturday, the latest mass killing committed by the group.<p>The shooting happened late Friday in the village of Ras al-Maa, north of the provincial capital of Ramadi, Anbar councilman …

Uprising could trigger Isis undoing, says study

A large-scale uprising from people living under the totalitarian regime of Islamic State (Isis) is the most likely trigger that will lead to the undoing of the self-declared caliphate, according to an authoritative report into the jihadi group by the former head of counter-terrorism at MI6.<p>A …

The good news that nobody knows

There is finally some good news from Iraq that the Obama administration ought to celebrate. Unfortunately, the “O-Team” at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. (and their fellow travelers in the so-called mainstream media) appears to be oblivious to what’s really happening “on the ground” in Mesopotamia.<p>For the …

ISIS' mass executions of Sunni men, women and children in Iraq continues

<b>BAGHDAD</b> - Islamic State of Iraq and Syria extremists lined up and shot dead at least 50 Iraqi men, women and children from the same tribe on Sunday, …

Peshmerga, Syrian rebels battle Islamic State in besieged Kobani

MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters and moderate Syrian rebels bombarded Islamic State positions in Kobani on Monday, but it was unclear if their arrival would turn the tide in the battle for the besieged Syrian border town.<p>Kobani has become a symbolic test of the …

Chicago-area teen tried to take siblings to join Islamic State

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday ordered pre-trial detention for a Chicago-area 19-year-old accused of trying to fly with his two younger siblings to the Middle East to join the militant group Islamic State.<p>Mohammed Hamzah Khan of suburban Bolingbrook was arrested a month ago at O’Hare …

Islamic State group massacres more families

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group militants shot and killed 36 Sunni tribesmen, women and children in public Monday, an Iraqi official and a tribal …

US military strategy for defeating Isil in Iraq leaked

Iraqi ground troops to lead fightback against Islamic State jihadists next spring, according to leaked plans<p>A major Iraqi fightback against the jihadists of Isil will not start until next spring, according to leaks of Washington's strategy for the war.<p>Iraqi ground troops will lead a …