Iraq: Website Reports Visit of Iranian Military Official, 'Plan' To Defend Baghdad, Internet Ban
LIR2014061370741747 London Al-Arabi al-Jadid online in Arabic 13 Jun 14
[Report by Uthman al-Mukhtar in Baghdad: "Soleymani from Al-Najaf to Baghdad and 300,000 Soldiers for the Battle of the Capital"]
(The Daily Star) -
Last week's capture by militants from the Al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) of key Iraqi Sunni cities, coupled with the quick collapse of the Iraqi army has prompted Hezbollah to establish a military operations room to cope with the fast-moving dramatic developments in Iraq, Lebanese political sources said.
BAGHDAD — When he heard on Tuesday that Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, had fallen to Sunni militants, Abu Ali Alakabaie knew what he had to do.
Iraq: Other Sunni Factions Participated with DA'ISH in Taking Over Mosul
LIN2014061232727376 London Al-Quds al-Arabi Online in Arabic 11 Jun 14
[Report by Wa'il Isam, place not given: "Fall of Mosul: Sunni Rebellion Led by DA'ISH with Naqshabandi Sufis, and Ba'thists from Saddam's Army"]
Iraq conflict: Sistani 'issues' Shia call to arms against militants