Iraq militants take border post with Syria


Reuters Image Caption: Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr participate in military-style training in the street in Basra (reuters tickers) June 21, 2014 – 10:15 By Kamal Namaa BAGHDAD, (Reuters) – Sunni fighters seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier on Saturday, smashing a line drawn in 1932 by colonial powers and linking hundreds of miles of land they control to create an Islamic Caliphate from the Mediterranean Sea to Iran. The militants, led by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), first moved into the nearby town of al-Qaim on Friday, pushing out security forces, the sources said. Once border guards heard that al-Qaim had fallen, they…

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