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
Assistant Professor of Political Sciences, Leiden University
Former US State Department official
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Inside Iraqi Politics
Professor of National Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute
Hadeel Al SAYEGH
Senior reporter with The National daily newspaper (Iraq)