Islamic terrorists captured a second major city in northern Iraq today. Tikrit was captured today by the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIS). Mosul was lost to the terrorists yesterday.
ISIS posted video of the terror group entering Tikrit:
The ISIS held a big Al-Qaeda parade today in Manbij, Syria to celebrate the Iraq victories.
The Daily Mail reported:
The Iraq government teeters on the brink of collapse this evening as Islamic jihadists led by a warlord considered ‘more virulent and violent than Osama bin Laden’ took control of a second city in as many days.
In a spectacular blow to the Shiite-led government, the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and their allies seized oil-rich Mosul and surrounding Nineveh province followed by Tikrit where they freed hundreds of prisoners. There is now growing panic that Isis will move to take Baghdad.
The offensive sparked a massive exodus of soldiers and civilians, with as many as half a million Iraqis fleeing their homes and entering in neighbouring Kurdish-controlled zones sparking a major refugee crisis.
Behind the attacks is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, 43, also known as Abu Dua, who has emerged as one of the world’s most lethal terrorist leaders in the space of a year – the U.S. has a $10million bounty on his head.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki asked parliament to declare a state of emergency to give him more powers as he called on the international community for help.