Iraqi PM asks parliament to declare state of emergency after insurgents seize Mosu

BAGHDAD Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:30am EDT

1 of 2. Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki prepares to vote during parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014.

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has asked parliament to declare a state of emergency after Sunni Islamist insurgents seized control of most of the country's second largest city, Mosul.

Militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and their allies overran a military base and freed hundreds of prisoners early on Tuesday in a spectacular strike against the Shi'ite-led Iraqi government.

(Reporting by Raheem Salman and Ahmed Rasheed; Writing by Isabel Coles: Editing by John Stonestreet)

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Reality2Day wrote:
Another failing country that can’t defend itself from terrorists. Thanks Bush, Saddam wouldn’t have allowed it. Which was the worse of the two evils?

Jun 10, 2014 10:19am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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