Insurgents vow to take Baghdad as U.S. mulls action

June 12, 2014 1:21 PM

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Insurgents vow to take Baghdad as U.S. mulls action

BAGHDAD — An al-Qaeda splinter group vowed to seize the Iraqi capital Thursday following its seizure of two provincial capitals earlier this week as the U.S. mulls action in the country it withdrew from almost three years ago.

"We have scores to settle," Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, a spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, said in a recording posted on the group's website, referring to Iraq's Shiite-led government. "Do not give an inch of liberated land back — and continue your march. The battle is not yet rag...

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