Fighting for Iraq: Shia Militias vs The Islamic State (Trailer)

Last summer, the Sunni terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) swept from Syria into northern Iraq, routing Iraqi security forces and seizing the city of Mosul. Soon afterward, the group declared the establishment of a dubious “caliphate” in the area it controls and rebranded itself the Islamic State. With Iraq’s army weakened and radical militants advancing on Baghdad, the country’s Iran-backed Shia militias — which have their own history of sectarian abuses — fought back, halting the Islamic State’s advance. The militias have successfully combated Islamic State fighters on the ground with the assistance of air strikes from a US-led military coalition. But their growing influence within Iraq’s government amid accusations that they have harmed Sunnis in areas that they control has led many to fear that the militias threaten the country’s fragile sectarian and political balance. VICE News traveled to Iraq in December to witness firsthand how Shia militias are taking the fight to the Islamic State, and to document the fallout of their controversial rise to power. More from VICE News: The Islamic State (Full Length): The Battle for Iraq: Syria: Wolves in the Valley – Subscribe to VICE News here: Check out VICE News for more: Follow VICE News here: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram: More videos from the VICE network:

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New CloudBerry Box Heats Up Competition with Dropbox, Box

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There are files that we feel confident saving to the cloud alone.

And then there are files which we believe are best saved locally, either on our laptops or desktops.

But if something is saved on your desktop and you’ve only got your laptop and need those files on the desktop, there’s little you can do.

Enter Cloudberry Box.

This is the latest offering from Cloudberry Lab. Cloudberry Box is meant for users who have files that can’t be trusted to stay in the cloud alone. They could be sensitive financial files, employee files, or confidential documents.

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