US Faces Uphill Battle in Iraq's Anbar

November 12, 2014 5:08 PM

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US Faces Uphill Battle in Iraq's Anbar

The attack was the most humiliating the Iraqi military had faced since June, when security forces melted away in the face of the Islamic State group's lightning advance across northern Iraq.

Disguised in Iraqi army uniforms, and bearing heavy arms behind the wheels of stolen Humvees, militants stormed Camp Saqlawiyah in Iraq's western Anbar province, prompting as many as 700 to flee for their lives. At least 40 soldiers died in the Sept. 21 onslaught. Another 68 were taken prisoner, and...

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