Militants post images of mass killing in Iraq

Jun 15, 2014

Militants post images of mass killing in Iraq

The Islamic militant group that swept across northern Iraq and captured two major cities last week has posted graphic photos that appear to show its fighters massacring dozens of captured Iraqi soldiers. The pictures on a militant website appear to show masked fighters of ...

Jun 15, 2014

Sunni-Shiite split stems from dispute over prophet

The Sunni-Shiite split is rooted in the question of who should succeed the Prophet Muhammad in leading Muslims after his death in 632. Shiites say the prophet’s cousin and son-in-law, Ali, was his rightful successor but he was cheated when authority went to those ...

Iraq insurgent advance slows, U.S. sends carrier to Gulf

Jun 15, 2014

Iraq insurgent advance slows, U.S. sends carrier to Gulf

An offensive by insurgents that threatens to dismember Iraq seemed to slow on Saturday after days of lightning advances as government forces regained some territory in counterattacks, easing pressure on the Shiite-led government in Baghdad. As Iraqi officials spoke of wresting back the initiative ...

U.S. invasion faulted in current bloodshed

| Jun 14, 2014

U.S. invasion faulted in current bloodshed

The rise of al-Qaida-linked militants in Iraq can be traced to America’s invasion of the country more than a decade ago, as it left a power vacuum and unleashed sectarian bloodletting, experts said Friday. With TV footage of Sunni extremists sweeping across Iraq last ...

| Jun 14, 2014

Iraq Army falls to fear, sectarianism

The video, set to sweetly lilting religious hymns, is chilling. Islamic militants are shown knocking on the door of a Sunni police major in the dead of night in an Iraqi city. When he answers, they blindfold and cuff him. Then they carve off ...