Friday, November 7, 2014

Observational note 


“One of the survivors of the IS group’s massacre of our men confirmed that he had been able to identify some of those firing guns,” one of the al-Bu Nimr leaders, Ahmed al-Nimrawi, told NIQASH. “They are sons of some other Anbar tribes and there were also members of the Nimr tribe.”

This is worrying because it is further indication that, rather than the current conflict in Anbar being a relatively simple fight between two foes – the Iraqi government and the IS group – it is evolving into a fight between the Sunni Muslim tribes of Anbar.