Video Duration 24 minutes 55 seconds
From: Inside Story

ISIL’s tactics in Iraq

Recent major territorial gains by ISIL are making many players very nervous.

The capture of Ramadi by fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group is being seen as a significant setback for the government.

Ramadi is the capital of the vast desert province of Anbar, where ISIL is seeking to consolidate its gains.

Iraqi government leaders are pledging to recapture Ramadi with the help of Shia units.

But how? And what is ISIL’s military strategy?

Presenter: Mike Hanna


Mamoun Abu-Nowar – a retired Jordanian air force general.

Mario Abou Zeid – a research analyst at the Carnegie Middle East Center.

James Denselow – a research associate at the Foreign Policy Centre.