AP Exclusive: Jailed Iraqi militant helps government in its fight against Islamic State group

November 19, 2014 6:15 PM

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AP Exclusive: Jailed Iraqi militant helps government in its fight against Islamic State group

FILE - In this file photo taken Wednesday, June 25, 2014, fighters of the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) parade in the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. “We can’t stop this thing, but we can limit it,” a former Islamic State group commander told the Associated Press of the Sunni militant group’s ambition to create a self-styled caliphate. “Daesh has nothing to lose,” he added, using the group’s Arabic acronym. ”They like it when (they are) hot in the news.” The former commander was interviewed at an Iraqi prison where he is now held and works as an informant. (AP Photo, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - This file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows a convoy of vehicles and fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, now called the Islamic State group, in Iraq's Anbar Province. “We can’t stop thi...

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