PBS NewsHour

Political instability facilitates resurgence of ISIS in Iraq

Clip: 09/09/2018 | 10m 49s | Video has closed captioning.

Last October, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared that the Islamic State had been defeated but last month, the group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced that they were back and using new tactics. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Simona Foltyn reports on how ISIS has exploited Iraq’s poor governance, fragmented security apparatus and ethno-religious strife to survive.

Aired: 09/09/18

Rating: NR

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