Iraq Kurds take Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad




 
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Iraq Kurds take Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad
 
June 12th, 2014  
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Topic: Iraq Kurds take Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad


Iraq Kurds take Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad
By Ahmed Rasheed and Isabel Coles BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish forces took control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk on Thursday, after government troops abandoned their posts in the face of a triumphant Sunni Islamist rebel march towards Baghdad that threatens Iraq's future as a unified state. In Mosul, Sunni militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant staged a parade of American Humvee patrol cars seized from a collapsing Iraqi army in the two days since ISIL fighters drove out of the desert and overran the northern metropolis. At Baiji, near Kirkuk, they surrounded Iraq's largest oil refinery.




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June 13th, 2014  
MontyB
 
 
Great stuff, 25 billion dollars in modern arms, armour and aircraft, a million men trained to defend a country and at the first sign of a couple of guys in a Toyota pick up truck with AK-47's the Iraqi Army bravely ran away.

Can we just turn the country over to the Kurds at least they seem capable of putting up a fight.

Seriously this could not have been any more of a comedic farce if Jon Stewart was writing the script.
 


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