Thursday, March 5, 2015

Turkey's PM: Iraq Is At The Brink Of A Sectarian Civil War

Time: Turkey PM Warns That Assault on ISIS in Tikrit Could Ignite Sectarian Tensions

Warnings that a defeat for ISIS could lead to bloody Sunni-Shi'ite warfare in Iraq

By sending Shi’ite militias and Iranian forces to battle ISIS in Tikrit, Iraq risks stoking the sectarian divide that nourishes the extremist group. So warns Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

“If Daesh is a big threat in Iraq, another threat is Shi’ite militias,” Davutoglu told TIME in a Wednesday interview, referring to the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria by its Arabic initials. “This is very important. If Daesh evacuates Tikrit or Mosul and if Shi’ite militias come in, then there will be sectarian war. Therefore all these cities, Sunni populated areas, should be liberated by the inhabitants of those cities.”

WNU Editor: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu's warnings are too late .... Iraq is now a sectarian civil war.

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