The battle to retake Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown, is far from over but already optimists are hailing the rebirth of Iraq's army in the fight against Islamic State militants. But when Republican lawmakers got a briefing on Wednesday, they raised questions about Shiite militias and the presence of Iranian advisors led by Revolutionary Guards senior commander Qassem Suleimani. So is this a victory for Iraq or for Iran?
Senior Adviser on Constitution Building, International IDEA
French MP, UMP (Centre Right)
Editor, World Policy Journal
Research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies