Show of strength: ISIS flags line the streets of Ramadi as a procession of militants - riding on the backs of Toyota Land Cruisers - parade through the city

Daily Mail: Iraq braced for the Battle of Baghdad: Chilling images show ISIS victory parade after fanatics seize key city of Ramadi - just 60 miles from the capital - in an orgy of violence and beheadings

* ISIS has 'surrounded' Iraqi capital and wants 'all-out war' with militia there
* Battle between terror group and Shia fighters there would be 'utter carnage'
* Islamic State seized strategic city of Ramadi just 60 miles west of Baghdad
* Released sick images showing militants and children celebrating victory
* 3,000 Shi'ite paramilitaries are now preparing to launch counter-offensive

ISIS militants have held a twisted victory parade after taking the key city of Ramadi in an orgy of violence and beheadings - and the extremists could march on the Iraqi capital Baghdad within the next month.

Mutilated bodies scatter the streets of the 'Gateway of Baghdad', where Islamic State slaughtered around 500 and forced nearly 25,000 to flee their homes over the last few days.

Now ISIS has released images of militants celebrating, children wielding automatic weapons and a fleet of pick-up trucks carrying its jubilant fighters through the blood-stained streets of Ramadi.

Shi'ite fighters have already launched a counter-offensive to recapture the city, but these kinds of tactics play straight into Islamic State's grand plan to spark all-out war in the region, according to the Middle East director of counter-terrorism think-tank RUSI.

Update: The Islamic State Fortifies Its Hold on Ramadi -- BBC

WNU Editor: The Daily Mail has gathered together an impressive collection of pictures showing Islamic State soldiers celebrating while conducting mass executions in Ramadi. What struck me about these pictures and the convoys that they showed is that the U.S./coalition Air Force is nowhere to be seen.

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