Implications of Ramadi (Iraq) falling to ISIS?

  • Until this, ISIS was on the defensive in Iraq, after losing Tikrit to triple force of Iraq army (Shia), Iran-sponsored Shia militias, and US airforce.
  • Ramadi loss looks more like weak Iraq army (& hence weak Iraqi president Haidar al-Abadi) as opposed to strong ISIS.
  • Good news for Iran-sponsored Shia militias in Iraq, as Iraq government becoming more dependent on them to fight ISIS.
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