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Worthy Christian News » Islamic Caliphate Spreads As 4 More Towns in Iraq Fall to ISIS

BAGHDAD, IRAQ (Worthy News)– The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) captured four towns in Western Iraq, including a strategic border crossing, in a campaign to establish an Islamic caliphate across the Middle East.

In addition to their offensives in northern Iraq, the militants have now strengthened their hand in the western province of Anbar, the country's largest geographically, and were controlling Al-Qaim, Rawa, Ana and Husaybah, said the senior official, who's based in Anbar.

Most importantly, the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, or ISIS, controlled the strategic town of Al-Qaim on the border with Syria, where the enemy fighters enjoy a stronghold, Iraqi security officials said Saturday.

Together, the four towns are situated along a highway from Syria to Baghdad, heightening possibilities that the militants could now march from the west to lay siege to the Iraqi capital. One of the four towns, Husaybah, is just 100 kilometers, or 62 miles, outside Baghdad. — Source

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  • Tom Revalator
    22 June 2014 at 3:18 am - Reply

    1 Timothy 1:8-10

    8And we know that the Torah is good if one uses it legitimately,
    9knowing this: that Torah is not laid down for a righteous being, but for the lawless and unruly, for the wicked and for sinners, for the wrong-doers and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,
    10for those who whore, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and for whatever else that is contrary to sound teaching

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    22 June 2014 at 10:21 pm - Reply

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