Armed, masked men in the mining region set up the vigilante group and formed a roadblock in response to extortion and kidnappings.
The arrangements appear to fit a pattern, whereby people close to the president benefit from contracts, loans, grants or assets from state enterprises.
With less than 1,000 militants left to defend its shrinking pocket of control in Mosul, the Islamic State group faces total defeat by the Iraqi army and allies.
The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect's new project was announced one day before the introduction of a House resolution on the subject.
The saber-rattling president has a gift for raising tensions around the world.
Militants disguised themselves as Iraqi security forces to gain the trust of civilians and soldiers before executing them.
The U.S. approved $295.6 million in military assistance for Kurdish peshmerga units in Iraq as they prepare for a joint anti-ISIS offensive with allied Shiite Muslim militias.
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'Confrontation is not inevitable,' China Daily writes.
The Islamic State group released its first ever official comments on President Donald Trump, referring to him as an "idiot who does not know what Syria or Iraq or Islam is."
"Our forecast for 2017 is that the threat in this region will grow because of the creation of an IS nucleus in the southern Philippines," defense expert Rohan Gunaratna said.
Putin fears that democracy in Ukraine will spread to Russia. And end his reign.
State Department employee Candace Marie Claiborne has been arrested for selling top secret diplomatic data to Chinese spies and trying to cover up the affair.
After claiming responsibility for last week's deadly attack in London, the Islamic State group and its supporters have taken to social media to call for more violence.
Khalil Abu Rayan apologized for threatening to shoot up a church, murder a police officer and "skin people like sheep," saying he was an embarrassment to Islam.
U.S. military advisers have begun dressing like their Iraqi counterterrorism allies in order to blend in and better coordinate with local forces fighting the Islamic State group in Mosul.
The man who killed three people in an attack outside London's House of Parliament has been named as Khalid Masood.
Facing military defeats in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State group may be preparing a mass retreat to war-torn Libya.