ISIS Militants Laden With Weapons, Stolen Cash Head for Baghdad
Al Qaeda-linked insurgents who overran large parts of the north of the country earlier this week also seized about $450 million during a bank heist, Mosul Mayor Athier Nujaifi told NBC News. That makes the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) the world's richest terrorist group.
The Sunni fighters were reportedly only about 40 miles from Baghdad on Friday. Drivers were charging Iraqis trying to leave the city as much as $100 – many times the daily salary of an average Iraqi worker.
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Some iraqi drivers refusing to take military aged men out of Baghdad. Worried they'll be stopped at #isis checkpoints and killed.