Defence chiefs from the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State group jihadists in Iraq met in Paris today, while on the ground, troops continue to converge on Mosul. Some of them are now within striking distance of the city. The forces intent on ousting the extremists are disparate to say the least, which has left many people wondering what will happen once the final push gets underway.
Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.
Former head, French UN Military Mission
Member of Parliament, Les Republicains Party
Adjunct Fellow, Hudson Institute
Fellow, Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School