Iraqi soldeiers have recently made some major developments in the country’s Anbar province, just west of Baghdad. The soldiers launched an operation in the provincial capital, Ramadi, with the help of Sunni fighters. Their goal is to retake a section seized by ISIL.
Meanwhile, eight civilians were killed in coalition airstrikes targeting ISIL in the town of Heet.
CCTV America interviewed Patricia DeGennaro for more on the fight against ISIL. She’s an international relations analyst, who recently returned from Syria. She also teaches global security at New York University.