June 12, 2014

Mosul: Terrorism's New Headquarters

The Economist, The Economist

The Associated Press

SO ABSOLUTE was the rout of Iraq’s army in Mosul that soldiers stripped off their uniforms in the street and fled. The bodies of those left behind, some mutilated, were strewn amid burned-out troop carriers. Roughly 1,500 jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), outnumbered by more than 15 to one, reportedly seized six Black Hawk helicopters as well as untold plunder from the vaults of Mosul’s banks.

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TAGGED: Iraq, Mosul, Middle East, Islamic State Of Iraq And Al-Sham, ISIS, Terrorism

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