The advance of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Iraq has halted after a week of fighting.

The ISIL ("Daesh" in Arabic) has executed at least 1,700 Iraqi Shiite soldiers in Tikrit. The private army relased footage of the massacre, which was promptly confirmed by the U.S. Department of State.

The ISIL is headed by Prince Abdul Rahman and commanded by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It is overseen by U.S., French and Saudi officers. Thanks to the delivery of new weapons and the corruption of Iraqi officers and parliamentarians, it was able to conquer in a week the predominantly Sunni part of Iraq. [1]

[1"Washington relance son projet de partition de l’Irak", by Thierry Meyssan, Al-Watan (Syrie), Réseau Voltaire, 16 June 2014.