Members of the Iraqi security forces stand guard after the area was taken over from Islamic State militants in Adhaim, a village in Diyala province north of Baghdad August 12, 2014. Well financed and ... more 
Members of the Iraqi security forces stand guard after the area was taken over from Islamic State militants in Adhaim, a village in Diyala province north of Baghdad August 12, 2014. Well financed and armed, Islamic State insurgents have captured large swathes of territory in a summer offensive, as the Iraqi army - and now Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the self-governing north - have crumbled in the face of its onslaught, massacring Shi'ites and minority Christians and Yazidis as they advance. The United States has lined up behind Haidar al-Abadi, a new Iraqi premier to replace its former ally Nuri al-Maliki - spurned by his Iranian backers and most of his own party as a liability whose sectarian policies helped drive Iraq's Sunni minority into the jihadist camp. To Match INSIGHT IRAQ-SECURITY/MIDEAST REUTERS/Stringer (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS MILITARY) less 
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Tue, Aug 12, 2014 5:48 PM EDT