Al Qaida fighters in Iraq have captured many combat vehicles and weapons from Iraqi army bases 14061
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Defence & Security News - Iraq
|Saturday, June 14, 2014 07:50 AM|
|Al Qaida fighters in Iraq have captured many combat vehicles and weapons from Iraqi army bases.|
Officials said the Iraqi military, with one million members, failed to stop Al Qaida’s Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) advance toward Baghdad. They said tens of thousands of Iraqi troops fled ISIL fighters around such cities as Mosul and Tikrit.
Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) celebrate on vehicles taken from Iraqi security forces in Mosul on June 12.
In an address on June 12, Al Maliki did not identify the military commanders who ordered the withdrawal from such provinces as Nineveh and Salah Eddin. Officials said two U.S.-trained Iraq Army divisions, or 30,000 troops, fled the ISIL offensive since June 10. They said commanders ordered their troops to leave weapons and equipment behind.