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2037, 11 Oct 14

IS Advances Despite American Air Power

Obama’s war plan¬†doesn’t seem to be working.

Baghdad (CNN) — ISIS fighters stood Saturday on the verge of taking not just a key Syrian town along the Turkish border, but also an entire province on Baghdad’s doorstep — spurring leaders of that province to urgently plead for U.S. ground troops to halt the Islamist extremist group’s rapid, relentless assault.

The situation in Anbar, just to the west of Baghdad, is “very bad,” said Sabah Al-Karhout, the president of Anbar Provincial Council.

ISIS, the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” which also is referred to as ISIL, controls about 80% of the province. Reports Saturday suggest they have encircled Haditha, the last large town in Anbar province not yet in the militants’ hands.

Should all of Anbar fall, the Sunni extremists would rule from the perimeter of Iraq’s capital to Raqqa in Syria (at least), according to the provincial council’s deputy head, Falleh al-Issawi.


2037, 11 October 2014


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    How this President can get Nobel Peace prize for allowing evil to florish is a head scratcher.

  2. steveegg

    Kevin, considering Yasser Arafat got a Nobel “Peace” Prize, I’m not at all surprised.

    As for the IS/ISIS/ISIL advance, Team SCOAMT doesn’t really care as long as they don’t attack Iran.

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