DEBATE: Iraq – The fall of Ramadi: IS militants take Anbar province capital (part 1)
By France24, May 25, 2015
FRANCE24: So much for jihadists on the backfoot. Islamic State militants have taken control of Ramadi, a development that exposes the continued weakness of government forces; those same forces who took credit for the recent recapture of Tikrit, but relied heavily on Shiite militias. Now those militias have vowed to help take back Ramadi. Can they go into Anbar without further inflaming sectarian rivalries? More broadly, how to win back all of Iraq?
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