Iraqi Sunni groups armed against terrorists in country

Photo: Iraqi Sunni groups armed against terrorists in country
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Baku, Azerbaijan, June 25

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Sunni groups in Iraq are fighting against militants of the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) terrorist group, Turkish channel Haber7 reported on June 25.

In particular, the 1920 Revolution Brigades group is armed against the ISIL militants. The 1920 Revolution Brigades group actively fought against Al-Qaeda terrorists in Iraq.

The activists of the Iraqi Islamic National Resistance, the Islamic Army of Iraq, Sunni Mujahideen Army are also armed.

On June 10, the militants of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), supported by the banned Iraqi Ba'ath Party [the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party], seized the administrative center of the city of Mosul in the northern Iraqi province of Ninawa, a number of small settlements, as well as part of the Salah al Din Province, including its center - the city of Tikrit.

The ISIL militants took control over the Iraqi town of Tal Afar on June 16.

The city's military airport also came under the control of the ISIL militants on June 22.

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