Islamic State: Is Iraq's army staging a comeback?

October 11, 2014 4:46 AM

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Islamic State: Is Iraq's army staging a comeback?

"I am telling the West," said Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on television last Tuesday, "that dropping bombs from the air will not provide a solution."

He may be right about the town of Kobane, on Syria's border with Turkey. But in parts of neighbouring Iraq the battle against Islamic State (IS) has been entirely turned around with the help of carefully targeted bombing.

Also read: IS launches overnight attack against Iraqi troops in Mosul

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