ISIS Takes Control of Key Iraq Border Crossing – Suicide Bombers March in Baghdad
Iraqi Shia militiamen rally in Baghdad with bombs taped to their chest.
Moqtada Sadr supporters held a parade in Baghdad.
ISIS terrorists took control of a key Iraq border crossing in Syria killing 20 Iraqi troops. The border is now open and people are crossing back and forth freely.
The AP reported:
Sunni militants have seized an Iraqi crossing on the border with Syria after a daylong battle in which they killed some 30 Iraqi troops, security officials said Saturday.
The capture of the Qaim border crossing deals a further blow to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government, which has struggled to push back against Islamic extremists and allied militants who have seized large swaths of the country, including the second largest city Mosul, and who have vowed to march on Baghdad.
Police and army officials said the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and allied militants seized the crossing near the border town of Qaim, about 320 kilometers (200 miles) west of Baghdad, after battling Iraqi troops all day Friday.
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to media, said people were now crossing back and forth freely.