Political Risk

These Americans have headed back to Iraq to fight the Islamic State

“The new arrivals add to a varied array of foreign fighters and donors drawn to the expanding conflict, which has had a brutal impact on Iraq’s minority sects and is threating Christianity here at its roots. But while they say they welcome the gesture, Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq are wondering how to vet foreign recruits who are clamoring to sign up.”

Source: These Americans have headed back to Iraq to fight the Islamic State – The Washington Post

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