The Islamic State group seized control of the city of Ramadi on Sunday, sending Iraqi forces racing out of the city in a major loss despite the support of U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the extremists. The retreat recalled the collapse of Iraqi police and military forces last summer, when the Islamic State group’s initial blitz into Iraq saw it capture about a third of the country.
It also calls into questions American officials hopes of relying solely on airstrikes to support the Iraqi forces in expelling the extremists. This after U.S. forces successfully killed a top ISIS commander.
ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us from London to discuss.
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