Sunni Militants Heading toward Baghdad

(New York Times) Saudad Al-Salhy and Tim Arango - Sunni militants led by the radical Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extended their control over northern Iraq on Wednesday, seizing Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein, and pushing south toward Baghdad. A number of militant groups have joined forces, including Baathist military commanders from the Hussein era, whose goal is to rout the government of Prime Minister Maliki.

2014-06-12 00:00:00

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