Iraq’s Sunni tribes unite against ISIL

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Baku, Azerbaijan, July 8

Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Sunni tribes in Iraq are uniting against militants of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, aka ISIS), Turkish Anadolu agency said on July 8.

This was caused by the fact that ISIL stated about creating an Islamic caliphate in the country.

Reportedly, clashes broke out between Sunni tribes and the ISIL in some provinces that are being controlled by the militants of this terrorist organization.

The militants of ISIL took control over the Iraqi town of Tal Afar on June 16 and the city's military airport also came under their control on June 22.

It was reported on June 25 that the Sunni groups in Iraq are taking up arms against the ISIL militants.

In particular, the 1920 Revolution Brigades group is armed against the militants. The 1920 Revolution Brigades group actively fought against Al-Qaeda terrorists in Iraq in 2007.

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

Earlier, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki turned down the proposal to create a transitional government with the Sunni insurgents that are not included in the ISIL.

On July 29, the ISIL announced about creation of an Islamic caliphate, and called on jihadists from around the world to take the oath of allegiance to it.

ISIL also renamed itself to the "Islamic State".

Edited by S.I.

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