Tribes Once Loyal to Baghdad Give Fealty to Militants

(Wall Street Journal) Matt Bradley and Ali A. Nabhan - As the stunning blitz by the Islamist State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, enters its third week, throughout western and northern Iraq, tribal leaders who once fought for the government are succumbing to ISIS rule, after being surrounded and blockaded. Iraq's military, despite repeated promises, had never sent reinforcements to rescue them.

2014-06-26 00:00:00

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