BREAKING: ISIS Forces About to Attack Iraqi Town Near a Base of 320 U.S. Marines

An Iraqi town in the nation’s western region faces immanent take over by ISIS forces, but this town has a distinction: a base of 320 U.S. Marines is nearby. Will Obama order the Marines to run away?

The base near al-Baghdadi is used to train Iraqi military forces and is manned by a 320-man force of U.S. Marines who assist in the training.

Thus far the ISIS forces have only attacked the town and taken a portion of it but not the Marine base. The big question is will Obama force the Marines to ignore the plight of the town as terrorists take it over? Will Obama order the Marines to run away? Or will he have them fight to save the town?

Reuters, quoting local officials, reported Thursday that ISIS militants had overrun much of the town of al-Baghdadi. One local Iraqi official told Reuters that, “Ninety percent of al-Baghdadi district has fallen under the control of the insurgents.”

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A Defense Department spokeswoman confirmed to Fox News that “heavy fighting” took place in that area on Thursday, but referred questions about the status of the town to the Iraq government.

“There was no direct attack on the Al Asad air base,” the spokeswoman assured, while acknowledging reports of “ineffective indirect fire in the vicinity of the base.”

Reuters had reported that, according to unnamed officials, a group of insurgents did attack the well-fortified base but failed to break in.

The Al Asad air base is where 320 U.S. Marines are stationed training Iraqi forces. It is a mere 13-minute drive from al-Baghdadi to the base.

What will Obama do?

In any case, this is yet one more example of how Obama has lost Iraq.

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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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