ISIS fighters are reportedly one mile from Baghdad.
The Islamists are closing in on the Iraqi capital.
Isis ‘just one mile from Baghdad’ as al-Qaeda fighters join forces against Syria air strikes.
ISIS terrorists are reportedly one mile from Baghdad.
The Islamic State group is allegedly closing in on Baghdad, according to a report from a vicar at Iraq’s only Anglican church that claims the jihadists formerly known as ISIS are roughly one mile away from the Iraqi capital. Airstrikes against ISIS targets were supposed to stop the group from taking Baghdad.
“The Islamic State are now less than 2km (1.2 miles) away from entering Baghdad. They said it could never happen and now it almost has,” Canon Andrew White of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, a British-based charity that supports Iraq’s only Anglican church in Baghdad, said on his Facebook page early Monday morning. “Obama says he overestimated what the Iraqi Army could do. Well, you only need to be here a very short while to know they can do very, very little.”
The Christian aid group was referring to the U.S. president’s interview Sunday night on “60 Minutes,” the CBS news magazine show, where Obama conceded that his administration underestimated the ascendancy of ISIS. More than 1,000 Iraqi troops were reportedly killed Sunday in clashes with ISIS about 10 miles outside of Baghdad.
The area around Amariya al-Falluja is now said to be calm, but there is a standoff along the main road to Falluja to the north. (BBC)
— Johann Sebastian Bac (@WaitingInBagdad) September 29, 2014