An image grab taken from a propaganda video uploaded on June 8, 2014,shows ISIS militants near the central Iraqi city of Tikrit. AFP PHOTO / HO / ISIS
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Chaos continued across Iraq Wednesday as militants continued their sweeping attacks, a second provincial capital fell, and there were clashes with the army over Samarra as militants advanced ever closer toward Baghdad.The Sunni militants, including fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), overran Mosul Tuesday, dealing the Shiite-led Iraqi government a spectacular blow and sparking a mass exodus of an estimated half a million people.The jihadist capture of Mosul, its surrounding region of Ninevah, and areas of Kirkuk and Salaheddin provinces pose significant challenges to the federal government but a risk consultancy and a senior official said it would have limited impact on Iraq's oil exports."All of Tikrit is in the hands of the militants," a police colonel said of the Salaheddin provincial capital, which lies roughly half way between Baghdad and Mosul.A police brigadier general said that the militants attacked from the north, west and south of the city, and that they were from powerful jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE