Baghdad Surburb of Abu Ghraib Falls to ISIS; 228 Killed Across Iraq
by Margaret Griffis
, October 04, 2014Print This | Share This
Muslims began to celebrate Aid al-Adha, but the fighting continued. At least 228 were killed across Iraq, and another 99 were wounded. Also, the Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib apparently is now in the hands of the Islamic State. ISIS/DAASH militants appear to be in complete control of Abu Ghraib, which is just minutes from Baghdad. Soldiers are said
to be unable to leave their bases to go on patrols. This brings the capital within artillery range, particularly the international airport.
Security forces regained Sheikh Amer
and Banat al-Hassan in Baghdad province and 30 villages in Diyala. Peshmerga forces also liberated a village in the Jalawla area.
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Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for Antiwar.com since 2006. Search Antiwar.com
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