Worsening Violence in Iraq Threatens Entire region: StratforGuest Post
Senior officers from the Iraqi Army and Ministry of the Interior discuss the ongoing security situation as smoke billows behind them. Hawijah, west of Kirkuk, June 11. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Battles continue to rage across northern Iraq, pitting jihadist group the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant against Iraqi security forces and their allies. The growing reach of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has escalated an already brutal campaign in Iraq. Alarmingly quick advances by the militants across an important region of the Middle East could draw in regional powers as well as . . .
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