20 May 2015

Islamic State's push into Iraq and siezure of Ramadi

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 20 May 2015

As Islamic State continues to enlist people from around the world, IS has made its biggest victory, in Iraq, since security forces and paramilitary groups began pushing them back last year, helped by air strikes from a US-led coalition. Ramadi, just 110 km northwest of Baghdad is the first major city to be seized by the insurgents. Now, retaking it is seen as a massive challenge to the Iraqi government.