In Iraq, Sunni Militants Press On Toward Baghdad

Hamish MacDonald reports from Baghdad as the Iraqi Military battles ISIS fighters on the outskirts of the capital.
1:34 | 06/24/14

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Transcript for In Iraq, Sunni Militants Press On Toward Baghdad
Good morning Iraqis taking the fight -- to -- is even on the outer edges of Baghdad the military claims it's -- offensive. But it seems pretty clear the momentum is still -- these extremist jihadist. Diocese advances false and capturing large chunks of -- -- -- in Iraq. This morning -- threatening to buckle down -- -- deep debt and it captured border crossings to both Syria and Jordan. In Mosul -- Qaeda inspired militants but directing traffic but had -- got copies of the corolla and all of the country's biggest -- refinery. -- G Iraq's military is pushing back launching rockets from helicopter gun ships. Up to ten days of battle here both sides are now claiming they control these vital piece of infrastructure. Iraq's government desperately wants US air strikes to help -- the jihadist. But it seems they won't get them yet. John Kerry's this morning -- their bill in the north he's pushing Iraq's leaders to form a new government. The support will be intense. Sustained. And if Iraq's leaders take the necessary steps to bring the country together. It will be effective. And now this is -- rock -- Did it too good these Shiite militias celebrates a battlefield between men -- more powerful than he says and we killed forty yards -- -- yes. The White House may have wanted -- US military out of Iraq all together it seems pretty clear right now they're being drawn back in the question days. -- --

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