Friday, November 21, 2014


Observation notes


“In the Sunni areas where the Iraqi government had little control, it did not take long for the Islamic State to slowly and methodically eliminate resistance one person at a time,”

Between 2009 and 2013, 46 Awakening members were killed in 27 different incidents there, the dead included four sheiks from the local Janabi tribe.

Similar killings across Sunni areas of Iraq “were barely noticed by the Iraqi government or in the media,”