Marines, US Warships Head Towards Iraq

June 16, 2014 5:17 PM

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Marines, US Warships Head Towards Iraq

About 100 Marines were deployed to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad today and two warships steamed towards Iraq as tensions rose due to the advance of a radical Islamic insurgency.

The U.S. took the additional precautions as ISIS - the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria - expanded its territory in Iraq by capturing the city of Tal Afar, which is west of Mosul. In addition, fresh details emerged of a massacre carried out by ISIS, including top Muslim clerics who refused to pledge ...

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