Countering Iraq’s ISIS Challenge – Amir Taheri (New York Post)
(dailyalert.org, Sept. 1, 2014)
Having absorbed the initial shock of ISIS’ rise, Iraq is starting to fight back. In recent days both government units and Kurdish peshmerga have inflicted serious defeats on ISIS units, regaining control of 30-plus towns.
Several top ISIS figures have been killed or captured, including “Defense Minister” Khalil al-Mufakhakhah and nine of his commanders.