Iraq gripped by fear of ISIS resurgence after new attacks

Islamic State fighters attacked two towns in central and northern Iraq on Friday and Saturday, raising fears that jihadists on the run from Syria are surging into Iraq. They trained automatic gunfire fire and explosives on crowd centers in Farahiya, a town between Balad and Tikrit 90km north of Baghdad, and Hawija near Kirkuk. After that, the terrorists attacked the Iraqi security forces and responders arriving on the scene. A number of soldiers and civilians were killed.

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2 thoughts on “Iraq gripped by fear of ISIS resurgence after new attacks

  • Dec 31, 2017 @ 16:57 at 16:57

    It looks like, that islam is a virus.

  • Dec 31, 2017 @ 21:20 at 21:20

    Anyone under the impression that ISIS has been “wiped out” is living on hope rather than realities. Al Qaeda is still with us, the Taliban are still with us, and ISIS will be with us for the foreseeable future, unless it simply merges back into Al Qaeda, whence it came, via al-Zarqawi in Iraq. Like the other two it will morph as its circumstances change, and one likely result of its loss of key strongholds in Iraq-Syria (Mosul, Raqqa, al-Qaim) is increased terror attacks farther afield, in Europe and Asia. Unfortunately it takes more than visiting battlefield defeats on these kinds of sectarian faiths to put paid to their depredations.


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