Isis fighters are reportedly just one mile away from Baghdad as reports emerge of al-Qaeda militants bolstering their ranks in Syria.
According to the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, Isis was approaching the Iraqi capital on Monday morning.
“The Islamic State are now less than 2km away from entering Baghdad,” a spokesperson said.
“They said it could never happen and now it almost has. Obama says he overestimated what the Iraqi Army could do. Well you only need to be hear a very short while to know they can do very very little.”
The news comes amid reports of an emerging alliance between Isis forces in Syria and Jabhat al-Nusra, also known as the Nusra Front.