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October 11, 2014 8:16 pm

Iraqi Officials Beg for U.S. Troops to Return as Islamic State Militants Near Baghdad

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US military patrol, Tal Afar, Iraq.

Telegraph – Iraqi officials have issued a desperate plea for America to bring US ground troops back to the embattled country, as heavily armed Islamic State militants came within striking distance of Baghdad.

Amid reports that Isil forces have advanced as far as Abu Ghraib, a town that is effectively a suburb of Baghdad, a senior governor claimed up to 10,000 fighters from the movement were now poised to assault the capital.

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