July 28, 2014

The ISIS Caliphate's Coming Blitz of Baghdad

Jamie Dettmer, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

Analysts say the Islamic State is about to launch a major offensive -- but one built around commando raids and suicide bombings rather than a frontal attack.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Iraq, Baghdad, Islamic Caliphate, ISIS


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