Skip to comments.ISIS takes control of Bayji, Tikrit in lightning southward advance
Posted on 06/11/2014 10:24:20 AM PDT by mojito
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham continues its lightning advance southward after seizing control of Mosul, the country's second largest city, and the province of Ninewa and other areas of Salahaddin and Kirkuk provinces yesterday. ISIS has now captured the Salahaddin cities of Bayji, which has Iraq's largest oil refinery, and Tikrit, the provincial capital.
ISIS units traveling in a convoy of more than 60 vehicles advanced into Bayji last night, and torched several government buildings, court houses, and police headquarters, according to ITAR-TASS and Reuters. ISIS fighters are said to have surrounded the refinery and sent a delegation to security forces who are holding out in the complex.
According to Reuters, the 250 security personnel agreed to withdraw from the refinery complex, the largest in Iraq.
After seizing Bayji, ISIS fighters moved to take control of Tikrit, the provincial capital and home town of former dictator Saddam Hussein.
Tikrit is now said to be effectively under ISIS control.
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On to Baghdad.
They need to send John Kerry to talk to them and get them to be satisfied with their Sudetenland.
If Achmed had financial troubles, they're now apparently over.
Gee, an ally being attacked by mooselimbs (piss be upon them). No response from the Muslim in the Whitehut.
This is bad, really bad. If they are not stopped very soon-the entire world is in peril. Onto Bagdad and beyond!
By the way, how many billions did we spend on that embassy and how long will we keep it?
Power flows to a vacuum. I wish the papers would publish more about this so that Dear Leader will find out.
Nineveh governor Atheel al-Nujaifi confirmed Kurdish televison reports that Isis militants had stolen millions from numerous banks across Mosul. A large quantity of gold bullion is also believed to have been stolen.”
Half a billion, and an unknown quantity of gold bullion, and Iraq's largest refinery. I'd say these fellows are set.
Not many sounds coming from the WH or the MSM though.
in ISIS controlled areas, how does ISIS provide...
food, gasoline, electricity, water, etc
to people in the area it controls?
please note that Bush is no longer president.
I don't know what we spent, but I'd say the time we have to keep it can be counted in hours. And if you thought Benghazi was bad....
UK Telegraph now getting reports of mass beheadings in Mosul and Tikrit. More to follow
It looks like ISIS is just seizing what it needs to press its movements south, and is letting the civilian population look after itself.
Iraq crisis: Militants ‘seize Tikrit’ after taking Mosul (Next up? Place your bets)
On to kuwait!!
Pres__ent Obama, when informed of the latest action, responded..
Huh? Where’s my sand wedge, my 9 iron?
Per the Telegraph:
Breaking from Reuters: US ‘stands ready’ to provide assistance to Iraq.
No detail yet on what that means - but almost certain to be diplomatic and equipment, rather than actual military intervention.
I'm guessing the same way the Wehrmacht did in occupied Russia: it doesn't.
Obozo loses Iraq to terrorist.
Obozo loses Afghanistan to Taliban.
Obozo loses Syria to terrorists.
Obozo loses Ukraine to neo-communists.
Obozo loses Libya to terrorists.
Looks like everything is right on schedule..................
Got a link?................
In on of the updates in that Telegraph article there’s this:
“STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS U.S. UNDERSTANDING IS THAT IRAQ’S BIGGEST OIL REFINERY “REMAINS UNDER CONTROL OF THE GOVERNMENT”
If that’s what they’re saying in Washington, you can be sure that ISIS is in control of the facility.
I think it means that John Kerry is ready to write a strong letter and a UN resolution or two. Barry will never, ever reinsert US combat forces back into Iraq.