ISLAMIC STATE

ISLAMIC STATE KILLS HUNDREDS IN ATTEMPT TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF CHIEF TRANSPORTATION ROUTE……

The sooner these jackals are defeated the better, but I’m not holding my breath.

ISIS kills hundreds in major attack on Iraqi city

By Sounak Mukhopadhyay @snksounak on January 06 2016 2:35 PM
Iraq
Iraqi security forces and pro-government Sunni tribal fighters help trapped civilians to cross from neighborhoods under control of Islamic State group to neighborhoods under control of Iraqi security forces in Ramadi city,Iraq January 4, 2016. Picture taken January 4, 2016. Reuters/Stringer

The Islamic State has launched a major attack in Haditha and killed hundreds in three days.

ISIS’ assault in the Iraqi city came around a week after the government forces regained control of Ramadi, the capital of the Anbar province. The Iraqi government’s victory in Ramadi is considered one of the most significant advancements for the military since 2014.

According to Al Jazeera, Haditha plays a key role in the conflict between ISIS and the Iraqi government forces because of the strategic location of the city.

“Haditha serves as a significant transportation route between the western regions of Anbar, the central province of Salahuddin, and northern governorate of Nineveh,” Al Jazeera’s Iraq editor Hamed Hadeed said. “It is also the only city in the Anbar province that has been able to block ISIL’s repeated attempts to control it.”

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