ISIS fighters seize western Iraqi town

RESTRICTIONS: NONE
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Islamic State insurgents seized control of most of a town in western Iraq on Thursday, threatening an air base where more than 300 U.S. Marines are stationed.

“Ninety percent of al-Baghdadi district has fallen under the control of the insurgents,” district manager Naji Arak told Reuters.

Fighting has occurred in the vicinity of the Ain al-Asad air base, which is 5 km away from al-Baghdadi and where about 320 U.S. Marines are training Iraqi troops. A Pentagon spokeswoman told Reuters that there had been no direct attacks on the air base.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Islamic State fighters taking control of al-Baghdadi
2. Islamic State fighters attacking the town from two directions
3. Islamic State fighters open fire in the town
4. Islamic State threatening Ain al-Asad air base
5. Number of U.S. Marines at the base

VOICEOVER (in English):

“Islamic State fighters captured 90 percent of al-Baghdadi district in western Iraq on Thursday.”

“They attacked the town from two directions.”

“Heavy fighting was seen around the town.”

“There has been fighting in the vicinity of the Ain al-Asad air base, which is 5 km away from al-Baghdadi and where about 320 U.S. Marines are training Iraqi troops.”

SOURCES: Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/12/us-mideast-crisis-iraq-anbar-idUSKBN0LG23120150212