|ISIS fighters in Iraq. Photo: almasalah. com|
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- A chop, chop here, a chop, chop there. Here a chop, there a chop, everywhere a chop, chop.
- The Islamists are misunderstood. All they want is some head.
- Keep in mind that the Islamists get their guns, ammo and cash from our "friends" in Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States.
The decapitated heads of policeman and soldiers are lining the streets of Iraq's second biggest city, a displaced Iraqi woman has revealed today.
Speaking from a refugee camp to which she fled after jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) invaded the northern city of Mosul yesterday, the woman told of the horrific treatment meted out to those who do not bow to their rapidly expanding rule.
It would appear the occupation of Mosul was made easier by the fact a reported 30,000 soldiers fled, leaving behind tanks and firearms as just 800 fighters approached reports the Daily Mail.
|"Quiet, I'm trying to golf here."|
Less than 24 hours later the oil-rich city of Tikrit was captured by the militants, who then turned their attentions to the capital as it pushes ahead with its aim to overthrow the western-backed government as part of its goal to create an Islamic emirate spanning both sides of the Iraq-Syria border.
As jihadists now march on Baghdad after capturing swathes of northern Iraq male supporters of the government turned out in droves today to enlist and fight back.
They signed up in droves to fight against the advancing ISIS forces. The refugee woman, speaking to the BBC, told how the victims' heads were in placed in rows - a trademark, trophy-style execution favoured by ISIS militants.
Government forces have so far managed to stall the militants' remarkably rapid advance near Samarra, a city just 110km (68 miles) north of Baghdad and they are now bombing insurgent positions in and around Mosul - although 500,000 residents have fled, 1.3million citizens remain in the city.
Meanwhile Iraqi Kurds seized control of the major northern oil city of Kirkuk today as the central government's army abandoned its posts.
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ISIS is 90 kms from Baghdad as Iraqi army melts away
|The oil-rich city of Tikrit was captured by the militants, who |
then turned their attentions to the capital.
Read more: Daily Mail.
|A member of the Iraqi security forces lies dead beside a vehicle in Tikrit, which was overran by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Wednesday.|
|A man is executed in a propaganda video released this morning by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as the Al Qaeda-inspired militants continue their march towards Baghdad|
Read more: Daily Mail.
|The Religion of Peace™|
Islamist militants attack Tikrit and near Baghdad after 500,000 are forced to flee Mosul.