BREAKING: ISIS confirms military offensive on Baghdad has begun

by The Daily Lede

  • Reports of Baghdad airport being shelled with mortars
  • Washington has condemned ISIS massacre against captured prisoners in Tikrit
  • More explosions being heard in ‘Green Zone’ in Baghdad
  • US Marines and army personnel have arrived at embassy in Baghdad
  • Turkish air force has been spotted over Mosul
  • Reports of Border guards withdrawing from check points along Jordon
  • Several embassies in Baghdad have begun to evacuate
  • US now preparing to open a direct dialogue with Iran on the security situation in Iraq
  • New round of attacks begin on Baghdad airport
  • Reports of Taji military base in northern Iraq now under control of ISIS