Baghdad vulnerable, former Iraqi leader says - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

Baghdad vulnerable, former Iraqi leader says

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said the national government of Iraq is already unable to secure Baghdad. (Source: CNN) Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said the national government of Iraq is already unable to secure Baghdad. (Source: CNN)
  • Government shutdown endNational politicsMore>>

  • California senator quits as Legislature grapples with #MeToo

    California senator quits as Legislature grapples with #MeToo

    Thursday, February 22 2018 2:43 AM EST2018-02-22 07:43:54 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 1:35 AM EST2018-02-23 06:35:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File). FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, California state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, announces that he will take a month-long leave of absence while an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him are c...(AP Photo/Steve Yeater, File). FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, California state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, announces that he will take a month-long leave of absence while an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against him are c...
    The California Senate is preparing to debate punishment for a lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct.More >>
    The California Senate is preparing to debate punishment for a lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct.More >>
  • Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

    Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-02-22 22:35:21 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 1:35 AM EST2018-02-23 06:35:05 GMT
    A St. Louis grand jury indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)A St. Louis grand jury indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015.

    More >>

    A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015.

    More >>
  • GOP congressmen challenge new Pennsylvania district map

    GOP congressmen challenge new Pennsylvania district map

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:13 AM EST2018-02-22 05:13:49 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 1:28 AM EST2018-02-23 06:28:57 GMT
    Pa Supreme Court draws a 'much more competitive' district mapPa Supreme Court draws a 'much more competitive' district map

    The state Supreme Court last month threw out a Republican-crafted map that was considered among the nation's most gerrymandered.

    More >>

    The state Supreme Court last month threw out a Republican-crafted map that was considered among the nation's most gerrymandered.

    More >>
  • InternationalMore>>

  • Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages

    Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:14 AM EST2018-02-23 05:14:44 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 1:36 AM EST2018-02-23 06:36:11 GMT
    (DigitalGlobe via AP). This Feb. 19, 2018, satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe, shows the village of Thit Tone Nar Gwa Son, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of Maungdaw, Rakhine state, Myanmar. Satellite images of Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine st...(DigitalGlobe via AP). This Feb. 19, 2018, satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe, shows the village of Thit Tone Nar Gwa Son, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of Maungdaw, Rakhine state, Myanmar. Satellite images of Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine st...
    Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages in vast operation human rights groups say is destroying evidence of crimes.More >>
    Myanmar bulldozes what is left of Rohingya Muslim villages in vast operation human rights groups say is destroying evidence of crimes.More >>
  • Grand Canyon helicopter crash victim dies, 3 still critical

    Grand Canyon helicopter crash victim dies, 3 still critical

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:14 PM EST2018-02-23 02:14:21 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 1:28 AM EST2018-02-23 06:28:39 GMT
    (Teddy Fujimoto via AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2018, photo, a survivor, lower right, walks away from the scene of a deadly tour helicopter crash along the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon, in Arizona. Authorities said Thursday, Feb. 22, that a ...(Teddy Fujimoto via AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2018, photo, a survivor, lower right, walks away from the scene of a deadly tour helicopter crash along the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon, in Arizona. Authorities said Thursday, Feb. 22, that a ...
    Authorities say a British tourist who was pulled from the wreckage of a fiery helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon died from his injuries Thursday.More >>
    Authorities say a British tourist who was pulled from the wreckage of a fiery helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon died from his injuries Thursday.More >>
  • Led by Gigi Hadid, next-gen supermodels fill Milan runways

    Led by Gigi Hadid, next-gen supermodels fill Milan runways

    Thursday, February 22 2018 1:24 PM EST2018-02-22 18:24:53 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 1:15 AM EST2018-02-23 06:15:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). Model Gigi Hadid wears a creation as part of the Fendi women's Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection, presented during the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Antonio Calanni). Model Gigi Hadid wears a creation as part of the Fendi women's Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection, presented during the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.
    The next generation of supermodels out in force on the second day of Milan Fashion Week.More >>
    The next generation of supermodels out in force on the second day of Milan Fashion Week.More >>

(CNN) - Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said Baghdad, the capital of Iraq,  is vulnerable as militant ISIS fighters are closing in and violence is engulfing the country.

"Definitely the belt of Baghdad is under their (terrorist) control and the government is unable to challenge this. The government is unable to prevent explosions inside Baghdad, even in the areas around the Green Zone," Allawi said on Thursday.

The Green Zone is a heavily secured area in central Baghdad.

Copyright 2014 CNN. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly