Iraqi troops prepare to defend Baghdad - CBS46 News

Iraqi troops prepare to defend Baghdad

Posted: Updated:
Iraqi troops ride a tank that is moved in position to get ready for any ISIS terrorist assault on Baghdad. (Source: CNN) Iraqi troops ride a tank that is moved in position to get ready for any ISIS terrorist assault on Baghdad. (Source: CNN)
  • InternationalMore>>

  • Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:24:07 GMT
    Ukraine's government says 51 containers holding bodies and body parts of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash are ready to depart for the Netherlands aboard two military transport planes.More >
    Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the...More >
  • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:14:57 GMT
    Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants.More >
    A U.N. school in Gaza crowded with hundreds of Palestinians seeking refuge from fierce fighting came under fire Thursday, killing at least 15 civilians and leaving a sad tableau of blood-spattered pillows, blankets and...More >
  • Ex-Venezuelan intelligence chief detained in Aruba

    Ex-Venezuelan intelligence chief detained in Aruba

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:06:27 GMT
    Authorities in Aruba say they have detained a former Venezuelan intelligence official on a request from the U.S. government.More >
    Authorities in Aruba announced Thursday that they arrested a close confidant of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who was sent as that country's consul to the Caribbean island despite being sanctioned by the U.S....More >

ANBAR PROVINCE, IRAQ (CNN) - Iraqi military field commanders were preparing on Wednesday to defend Baghdad against an ISIS assault from the west.

They are getting ready as hundreds of military advisers from the United States arrive in Iraq to provide guidance.

An Iraqi commander says he wants U.S. airstrikes as he prepares his troops to defend Baghdad.

Iraqi soldiers celebrate what they say was a victory over ISIS, which has moved to within 40 miles of Baghdad.

Copyright 2014 CNN. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
CBS Atlanta
Powered by WorldNow
All content © 2000-2014 WorldNow and WGCL-TV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.