ISIL seizes Iraqi town near US forces

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ISIL seizes Iraqi town near US forces

US says fall of al-Baghdadi is minor setback, as ISIL launches assault on nearby airbase where US forces train Iraqis.

14 Feb 2015 09:55 GMT

via ISIL seizes Iraqi town near US forces – Al Jazeera English.


ISIL had launched an unsuccessful assault involving suicide bombers on the nearby al-Asad air base.
Fighters of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have captured the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, putting them within striking distance of an airbase where US troops are training Iraqi forces, the US military said.

The fall of the town, which the Pentagon played down as a minor setback, came as ISIL launched an unsuccessful assault involving suicide bombers on the nearby al-Asad airbase.

“We do assess that right now they have control of Al-Baghdadi,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby told a news conference, adding ISIL…

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