Mosul, Iraq, and other areas overrun by al-Qaeda jihadists

The city of Mosul has been seized by jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). About 500,000 people are evacuating the area. The ISIL has also seized the following areas: the Hawijah, Zab, Riyadh and Abbasi areas west of the city of Kirkuk, and Rashad and Yankaja to the south. Iraq has also been experiencing an increased wave of violence across the entire country with daily bombings and attacks.

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