ISIS ‘rejuvenated’ by Syria conflict
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has seized control of key northern Iraqi cities. But could the group have got as far as it has on its own? Shiraz Maher, Senior Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at Kings College London, says the offensive has not come as a surprise.
(Photo: ISIS fighters stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraq city of Mosul. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer)