Violent Militants Marching Toward Baghdad

ABC News' Alex Marquardt reports that the Iraqi government is seeking U.S. aid.
1:50 | 06/12/14

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America's number one. Breaking news just moments ago militant group marching through Iraq confirmed what many suspect in their goal was to -- Baghdad. The prices are going right now is threatening to undo the eight year attempt by united states military to stabilize -- country. The al-Qaeda inspired group has already taken a key city of -- -- to -- ABC's Alex marquise in the region and just filed this report. Al-Qaeda on the moved. The roads of Northern Iraq littered with the burned out carcasses of Iraqi Army vehicles soon after taking Iraq's second biggest city Mosul the al-Qaeda offshoot known as ice is reportedly went on to seize the city of -- -- The home of Saddam Hussein. We're dealing with the situation we're not going to allow this to carry ons that are rocks prime minister we're getting ready we are organizing. There's little evidence that -- this short for the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria is facing any real resistance. Instead the prime minister has asked citizens to take up arms as Iraqi forces are fleeing. So -- you are normal Iraqis around half a million people are believed to have left Mosul. Running not just from crisis but like this woman out of fear that Iraq will respond with airstrikes. Airstrikes that the Iraqi Government has asked the US to help carry out. And though the White House has called the situation grave. There's no sign for now that the US wants to get involved so -- -- continues its march the capital Baghdad now in its sights. And advance that threatens not only to break a rock apart but to destabilize. The entire region. Alex mark court ABC news Beirut.

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