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VIDEO: Tikrit offensive billed as a turning point

By http://www.france24.com/en/2015-03-12-the-debate-the-battle-for-iraq-and-syria-tikrit-offensive-turning-point-part-one/,  March 12, 2015

FRANCE 24:The battle to retake Tikrit, Saddam Hussein’s hometown, is far from over but already optimists are hailing the rebirth of Iraq’s army in the fight against Islamic State militants. But when Republican meeting on Wednesday raised questions about Shiite militias and the presence of Iranian advisors led by Revolutionary Guards senior commander Qassem Suleimani. So, is it a victory for Iraq or for Iran?

Jacques Myard:French MP, UMP (Centre Right)

Zaid AL-ALI: Author of the Struggle for Iraq’s Future

David Andelman:Editor, World policy journal and columnist

Tony Bradan:Research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies

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