ISIS still a threat; force ambushes Shiite-led Iraqi force, killing 27

Fighters belonging to the Islamic State ambushed an Iraqi Shiite-led militant force in recent days, killing 27 just two months after Baghdad declared victory over the group. In a statement, the Popular Mobilization Forces, an umbrella group of mostly Shiite militias, said the attack took place southwest of the northern city of Kirkuk. The paramilitary groups had [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.