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Radical Terror Group ISIS Capturing Territory in Northern Iraq, Sights Set on Baghdad

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The flag of the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

TIME – Militant Sunni forces are taking territory with lightning speed, moving toward the ultimate goal of establishing a new Islamic Caliphate

As Islamist extremists captured Tikrit, a major city in Iraq’s Sunni heartland, just a day after taking Mosul, analysts offered sobering assessments of a fundamentalist militant force whose ambitions may no longer be the stuff of fantasy.

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