Humiliation at hits Iraqi military hard

Associated Press
FILE - In this Thursday, June. 12, 2014 file photo, Iraqi men line up outside of the main army recruiting center to volunteer for military service in Baghdad, Iraq, after authorities urged Iraqis to help battle insurgents. Iraq’s military has been deeply shaken by their humiliating collapse in the face of an onslaught by Islamic militants the past two weeks. Officers talk of hardly being able to live with the shame. Commanders are under investigation for abandoning their posts. The impact is hurting efforts to rally the armed forces to fight back, with Shiite militiamen filling the void. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim, File)

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The Iraqi soldiers tell of how they can hardly live with the shame of their rout under the onslaught of the Islamic militants. Their commanders disappeared. Pleas for more ammunition went unanswered. Troops ran from post to post only to find them already taken by gunmen, forcing them to flee. (AP)

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