180,000 people flee Western Iraq as the Islamic State inches ever closer to Baghdad. TIME Magazine reports that the Sunni jihadist group has largely consolidated control over western Iraq as terrified civilians flee its advance.
Iraqi security forces evacuated another military base in restive Anbar province on Monday in the face of an offensive by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS)….
The battle for Baghdad has begun, and should it fall, the consequences will be staggering. Patrick Poole lays out the 5 key implications if Baghdad falls to ISIS:
Reports that ISIS has surrounded Baghdad and is quickly closing in on the Baghdad International Airport (armed with MANPADS, no less) are troubling. Baghdad itself has been...