ISIS edge closer to Baghdad

Calls for support are coming from the increasingly besieged Iraqi capital.

FILE: Calls for support are coming from the increasingly besieged Iraqi capital. Picture: AFP.

IRAQ - Islamic State of Iraq & Syria (ISIS) militants are edging closer to Baghdad where fierce fighting is being reported near the Iraqi capital, despite air raids conducted by America and its allies on its targets.

Calls for support are coming from the increasingly besieged Iraqi capital.

The ISIS fanatics are less than two miles from the city's borders and are warning that the Iraqi army is no match for them.

The jihadi groups are making fresh advances in both Syria and Iraq despite the United States-led bombing campaign against them.

For almost two months now, missiles and jet fighters have bombarded their bases, strategic assets and frontline positions.

But still in the past year, ISIS militants are growing to become the world's best equipped militia group.