WorldViews: How the U.S. and five ‘terrorist groups’ are on the same side in war against the Islamic State

By Ishaan Tharoor, November 7, 2014

Among the many complexities raised by the ongoing bloodshed in Iraq and Syria are the winding, shifting battle lines of the conflict, which has pitted a host of governments and ethnic and sectarian factions against each other. The jihadists of the Islamic State control a vast swath of territory in both countries and have set about targeting ethnic minorities, massacring uncooperative Sunni tribesmen and beheading Western hostages.

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