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ISIS Takes Mosul

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq in Syria (ISIS) took control of Iraq’s northern city of Mosul today. Iraqi security forces eventually left their posts in the face of the ISIS offensive leaving the city, like Fallujah before it, to the militant group. ISIS wasted little time in attacking the remnants of the Iraqi state in Mosul by burning military and police buildings as security forces fled the city.
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