From Canadian special forces on the ground in Iraq to Kurdish fighters in Syria, ISIS is slowly but surely being put on the defensive thanks to those brave men and women who are risking their lives to repel that group's murderous onslaught.
Iraq's leading cleric, the Shia Ayatollah Ali Sistani, recently criticized army corruption for Iraq's failure to combat Islamic State and reiterated his support for a broad-based secular solution to the sectarian threat.
The Islamic State groups (IS, formerly ISIS) have, over a 10-day period, massacred at least 200 members of the Iraqi Albu Nimr tribe in Iraq's Anbar province. This latest atrocity is quite telling given the denomination of that tribe.
Iraq, having faced sectarian strife and war for years now, and its neighbour Syria, facing as it is yet more bloodletting, both have seen very heinous atrocities visited upon their respective citizenry.
A contingent of Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga (which roughly translated to 'those who confront death') are en route to the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani to fight the Islamic State (IS) group. Here's why it matters.
The director of UNESCO has dubbed the intentional destruction of Iraq's cultural heritage "cultural cleansing." A bland and imperfect, but necessary and welcome, name for a very real and, sadly, recurring trend.