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  6/22/2014, Sivan 24, 5774

ISIS Seizes 4 More Iraqi Villages

Militants affiliated with the “Islamic State of Iraq and Levant,” (ISIL, ISIS) organization seized a strategic border crossing and three other towns in western Iraq on Saturday, a senior Iraqi security official said.

A CNN correspondent additionally said that “Fighters from Syria are capable of reaching the outskirts of Baghdad in less than four hours.” Iraqi government officials made no immediate comment.