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The Jihadist Contagion: Sunni Radicals in Iraq and Syria (part 2)

When Osama Bin Laden was killed in 2011, Al Qaeda seemed a weakened force. But after Syria, are we witnessing a resurgence of Sunni radicals in neighbouring Iraq? The daily bombings in Baghdad are at their deadliest since 2007, added to which there's also what looks like a throwback to 2004 after the fall of Saddam Hussein. A mix of Sunni tribesmen and Al Qaeda-linked radicals are in control of the strategic city of Fallujah. What’s next for Iraq?

Produced and prepared by Yann Pusztai, Diaraye Bah and Haxie Meyers-Belkin

By François PICARD

Our guests

Myriam BENRAAD

Assistant Professor of Political Sciences, Leiden University

William JORDAN

Former US State Department official

Kirk SOWELL

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Inside Iraqi Politics

Alex CROWTHER

Professor of National Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute

Hadeel Al SAYEGH

Senior reporter with The National daily newspaper (Iraq)

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