ISIS Regaining Ground in Western Iraq

(Asharq Al-Awsat-UK) Hamza Mustafa - Islamic State fighters have recaptured several villages in Iraq's Anbar Province. The government's failure to "send sufficient weapons to the tribes fighting there who ran out of ammunition" has led to the fall of strategic cities such as Hit and Haditha, Anbar provincial council member Adhal Al-Fahdawi said. "The government's lack of interest and support" has enabled ISIS to infiltrate the area. The new ISIS advances have cut off a key supply route between the province and Baghdad, Anbar tribal leader Sheikh Naim Al-Kaoud said.

2014-12-16 00:00:00

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