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August 7th, 2014
10:39 PM ET

Jim Sciutto: ISIS "well positioned to keep the territory it has captured"

As the United States weighed the option of an airstrike on Iraq, Thursday evening saw Erin Burnett "OutFront" welcome CNN's Jim Sciutto for a full details on the immediate threat from ISIS.

Sciutto's report began with a detailed look at a map, with the Chief National Security Correspondent pointing out the precise regions in which the militant terror group is inserting its will.

Sciutto then followed with a report on the exact conditions on the ground, a story that included heartbreaking words from one woman collapsing amid the horror:

"Over 500 men have been slaughtered ... our women are being killed our sold as slaves," she cried out.

For much more on what's being deemed a humanitarian crisis, and a group said to be "capable of alarming brutality," watch the above video.

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  1. Nancy Arias

    There is also a group called the Sabians Mandaeans that are an Aramiac(The language Jesus used)people and a completely pacifist group of believers (no arms absolutely) that also are from the same area that Isis is trying to take over.Can the CNN team find out what has happened with them? They were depending on the Kurds to defend them. They are a facinating people that dress and look like pictures out of the bible and have peace loving beliefs that go all the way back to before Hebrew was the official language of the Jewish people.

    August 8, 2014 at 12:06 am | Reply

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