“Al Qaeda (Mutated Version) Is On the Run” (Offensively): ISIS Militants Seize Former US Base in Tikrit

Video taken after Islamic militants overran a former U.S. military base near the northern city of Tikrit.

Islamic militants (ISIS) took hundreds of Iraqi soldiers prisoner as they advance across Iraq and conquered a former US military base in Tikrit, which is about 87 miles northwest of Baghdad. ISIS (Islamic Insurgents) is the planned Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has thrived in the void left after the departure of the last U.S. forces in Iraq. The goal of ISIS is to create an Islamic state across Sunni areas of Iraq and in Syria — a large northeast portion of Syria and Iraq. The group of terror cells that has grown into the most dangerous militant group in the world is led by Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.

After the fall of Baghdad, Saddam Hussein was on the run in and around Tikrit, as he was hidden by relatives and supporters for about six months. During Hussein’s final days in hiding, he hid in a small hole just outside the town of ad-Dawr, nine miles south of Tikrit. The U.S. Army finally captured Saddam Hussein on December 13, 2003.

Hussein’s former palace complex served as a headquarters for U.S. 4th Infantry Division, U.S. 1st Infantry Division, and 42nd Infantry Division, but on November 22, 2005, HHC 42nd Infantry Division New York Army National Guard, handed over control of Saddam Hussein’s primary palace complex in Tikrit to the governor of Salah Ah Din Province, who represented the Iraqi government.

On June 11, 2014 ISIS is reported to have taken over the entire city of Tikrit as Iraqi government forces fled the city or were captured by ISIS.

Turkish special forces members, consulate members and three children were detained and taken to the ISIS headquarters following a raid on the Turkish Consulate in Mosul Wednesday morning.

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