While Iraq has announced it will “liberate” Mosul, the US has raised fears about its preparedness for ground offensive.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has been running an ambitious propaganda campaign that includes social media and recruitment videos tailored to different cultures and countries.
Now Iraq’s government is fighting back, using comedy and art. In a satirical show, the devil arrives to destroy Iraq – and would-be suicide bombers are threatened they will end up washing dishes.
Al Jazeera’s Jane Arraf reports from Baghdad.