Aug 31st
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Middle East

Iraqi Sunnis who fought al-Qaeda not keen to quell ISIS

وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلَا تَفَرَّقُوا

"Hold fast to the rope of Allah all together, and do not separate."

(Aal-Imran, 3:103)


Dina al-Shibeeb, Al Arabiya News

While Iraqi Sunni tribes were crucial in defeating al-Qaeda in 2005, they have not shown the same determination in battling the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) despite reports of them fighting the militant group.


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