Islamic State claims advances in Baiji

“The Islamic State claimed to have made advances in the central Iraqi city of Baiji after renewed clashes with Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and their Shiite militia allies. In a video released by ‘Amaq News entitled ‘The arrival of Islamic State fighters to the vicinity of the Fatah Mosque after taking new locations within the city of Baiji,’ the unofficial news agency of the Islamic State shows the jihadists in fierce firefights with pro-government forces. The video then cuts to a group of fighters outside the perimeter of the Fatah Mosque, which sits in the southern sector of the city. Al Jazeera has reported that government forces control ground in southern Baiji.”

Source: Islamic State claims advances in Baiji | The Long War Journal

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