NBC News:

Nervousness took root in Iraq's capital Friday as a brutal Islamist group reportedly neared the city.

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) overran Mosul in the Sunni-dominated north earlier this week and have since pressed toward Shiite-majority areas in the south, vowing to take Baghdad.

With several other towns reportedly falling on the way, people in Baghdad were becoming increasingly anxious that their city would succumb just as easily, Al Jazeera English correspondent Imran Khan told NBC News on Friday.

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