We are hitting commanders, militants, arsenals and command centers. The IDF, ISA, security services, firefighters, the Israel Police everyone is doing their part and doing it in the best way possible, he said. But one must understand how our enemy operates. Who hides in mosques? Hamas. Who puts arsenals under hospitals? Hamas. Who puts command centers in residences or near kindergartens?
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Amid militant crisis, Iraq takes first step toward forming new government – CBS News
According to the constitution, parliament now has 30 days to elect a president, who will then have 15 days to ask the leader of the largest bloc in the legislature to form a government. Then a prime minister will be picked. Under an informal agreement that took hold after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, the speaker’s chair goes to a Sunni, the presidency to a Kurd and the prime minister’s post to a Shiite. The inability of al-Maliki’s government to prevent the militant offensive over the past month has deeply shaken confidence, both at home and abroad, in his ability to hold Iraq together. His opponents and even many of his former allies accuse him of trying to monopolize power and alienating the Sunni minority. Since the rapid advance of Sunni ISIS extremists, the death toll in Baghdad has soared.
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