November 3, 2014 2:32 PM

Slaughter of Anbar tribesmen shows weakness in U.S. plan to beat Islamic State

For four grueling months, Naim al Goud, his kinsmen and the local police fought off an Islamic State offensive against his town near Hit, a key city in Iraq’s war-torn Anbar province. In his telling, their constant pleas for Iraqi army intervention and U.S. airstrikes were ignored.

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