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were brought to the Baghdad Brigade headquarters and tortured there. After this, many Sunnishas been arrested. Nouri al Maliki became paranoid that when he looked at Iraqi’s Sunnis, hesees, al Qaeda. At a later date, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the head of ISIS was released from CampBucca. He sent a few men into Syria to join the fight between Shia government. This Syrian warwas a gift for Baghdadi, they have a complete breakdown of the state of Syria. Because of this,the group have suddenly able to find life, operate and recruit once again. Back in Iraq, anotherprominent Sunni leader, Finance Minister Rafi al Essawi’s bodyguards were arrested. It was a realblow to the Sunni community because everybody loves Rafi Essawi and they know that he is onlybut a peaceful man. Thousands of people were very upset that leads to a preparation for a bigdemonstration in Fallujah and Ramadi which Rafi Essawi joined. Many people protested for theirrights and demand for the releasing of innocent people in the prisons. Back in Syria, al Qaedarelied on donations from wealthy Sunnis in the region. They gained territory and become more
self-sustaining, they robbed banks, seized Syrian transportation routes and Syrian oil fields.Because of this, U.S. ambassador to Syria urged the president to provide aid but the presidentchose not to send arms because of the concern that he couldn’t be sure whose hands may end upthe weapons. Al Qaeda launched a series of attacks on Iraqi prisons. In March 2013, black flagsof al Qaeda began to appear in the middle of the protests in Ramadi and they started callingthemselves as ISIS. Then in April 2013, Iraqi army attacked demonstrators in Hawijah who onlydemonstrating for months at a time, peaceful and calling for their rights. Many were killed andbecause of this, ISIS started to gain more people to join with them due to fear and a chance forlife. Later on, ISIS advanced closer to Erbil, Kurdistan’s capital. It is the silver lining of Iraq sincetrillion dollars’ worth of global energy companies were invested in Kurdistan. This threat

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