Sunni militants ‘seize Iraq’s western border crossings’

ISIS In Iraq

Officials said the rebels took two key crossings in Anbar on Sunday, a day after seizing one at Qaim, a town in the province that borders Syria.

The strategically important airport in the northern town of Tal Afar has also reportedly fallen to the rebels.

Isis-led militants have cut a swathe through parts of Iraq.

Since the fall of Mosul in early June, Isis – the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – have helped win large areas in the west and north.

They have taken four strategically important towns in the predominantly Sunni Anbar province – Qaim, Rutba, Rawa and Anah – in the last two days.

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