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Iraq Militants Move Nearer Baghdad in Lightning Offensive

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Posted on Jun 11, 2014

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Iraq militants move nearer Baghdad in lightning offensive (via AFP)

Militants seized the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday but security forces thwarted an assault on Samarra, as a lightning jihadist offensive launched in second city Mosul swept closer to Baghdad. Since the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant began…

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