Monday, September 29, 2014

Is Baghdad About To Fall? Fierce Fighting Reported Near Iraqi Capital. ISIS Militants Less Than 2 Miles From Baghdad

ISIS Militants Less Than 2 Miles From Baghdad, Fierce Fighting Reported Near Iraqi Capital -- New York Daily News

The Islamic State group has made gains in Iraq, approaching the country's largest city Monday, as American-led airstrikes have hit the group's strongholds in Syria. The news of the bloodthirsty group's march towards Baghdad comes after President Obama admitted the U.S. underestimated the group — and overestimated the Iraqi Army. ‘He told me he would take off his uniform and run,’ said Canon Andrew White of an Iraqi soldier who is supposed to be protecting him.

The Vicar of Baghdad sent an SOS from the besieged Iraqi capital Monday and warned that the murderous Islamic State militants were breathing down their necks.

“People are very fearful the nation looks as if it has collapsed,” Canon Andrew White, who runs the last Anglican church in Iraq, wrote on his Facebook page. “The usual hectic and crazy streets were this morning almost empty.”

White, who also heads the of the British-based charity Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, posted before Iraqi forces — backed by airstrikes from the U.S.-led coalition — appeared to stymie the ISIS advance.

But according to White, the Islamic fanatics were less than two miles from the city’s borders and he warned that the Iraqi Army was no match for them.

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Update: Isis 'just one mile from Baghdad' as al-Qaeda fighters join forces against Syria air strikes -- The Independent

My Comment: If this is true .... and no word yet from Washington/Pentagon/the intel community .... Baghdad is about to fall.

Update #2: If the Sunni part of Baghdad falls .... I can only imagine what the U.S. and Western political repercussions will be .... especially in the U.S with Congressional elections only a few weeks away.

Update #3: Iraqi Strikes Halt Jihadi Advance toward Capital: Reports -- Rudaw

1 comment:

Tariq Hossenbux said...

Scary news... seems like nothing short of an intervention by another country will stop them.