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October 10th, 2014
09:49 PM ET

Official: Iraqi forces are "up against the wall" battling ISIS

ISIS is advancing in Iraq, despite weeks of U.S. airstrikes. The terror group is only about eight miles from Baghdad's airport. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Friday that a key province in Iraq is in trouble of falling. ISIS has been bearing down on Iraqi forces in Anbar province just west of Baghdad.

Iraqis 'up against the wall' as ISIS threatens province near Baghdad

CNN's Jim Sciutto has the latest.


Filed under: International • Iraq • ISIS • News
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  1. Bernard Lemieux

    The war against ISIS in the Syrian town of Kobani is going badly. It's imperative that the town does not fall to ISIS. All means have to be utilized to stop them; Kobani must become their Waterloo! Measures must be taken to stop their advance at all costs.Use crater creating bombs on all major arteries entering and leaving Kobani. This will stop them in their present location and prevent their resupply of food,fuel and ordnance. Once the're bogged down, the coalition and the local militias can stop them and degrade their capability. It would be a severe blow to their bravado, temerity and morale!

    October 11, 2014 at 8:40 am | Reply

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