New York Times: the situation in Iraq threatens to drag the region into war and wide

New York Times: the situation in Iraq threatens to drag the region into war and wide

06/11/2014 14:30

New York Times-the situation in Iraq threatens to drag the region into war and wideAgencies – The New York Times, said that the gunmen streaming across along the border with Syria, were able to control the city of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, in a more practical spectacular success in the insurgency, which expands rapidly and threatens to drag the region into war.
According to Iraqi officials after the tightening of control over the province of Nineveh, with the majority of the year, militants are turning on the main road to Baghdad, where they took control of parts of Salahuddin province. Thousands of civilians fled towards the south-east of Baghdad toward the autonomous region of Kurdistan, where security is being maintained on him.

The paper points to the collapse of the Iraqi army in the face of armed attack, where soldiers threw down their weapons and their uniforms replaced with another civilian and mingled with the crowd fleeing.

The militants and the release of thousands of prisoners and seized military bases and police stations, banks and the headquarters of the province, to raise the flag before the black group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant higher public buildings.

In a scene more dramatic littered with the bodies of soldiers and police officers on the streets. The New York Times says that the insurgents control large areas of the country in line with the long path from the collapse of Iraq since the withdrawal of U.S. forces at the end of 2011.

It adds that this escalation in the insurgency in Iraq is likely to add problems at the level of the foreign policy of the administration of President Barack Obama, who has faced sharp criticism for exchanging five elements Taleban Sergeant Pui Berjaddal, and now needs to answer questions about the death of five Americans killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan, evening Monday.

Critics have warned long ago that the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, leaving a token force, would Yahya rebellion again. On the other hand, the clear role of the group Daash, in attacks in Iraq this week, prompting some, including former ambassador to Syria, Robert Ford, claim arming more moderate groups in the Syrian conflict.

Show the chaos in the city of Mosul how the violence in Iraq is linked increasingly to the civil war in Syria, as it works now extremists on both sides of the porous border. Local officials confirmed that many of the fighters are jihadists who came across the border lawless between Iraq and Syria. Q, Q