ISIS Explained

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Iraq is unraveling. Kurdish soldiers have reportedly captured the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, and rebels say the Iraqi army didn’t even put up a fight. This comes one day after we learned that a jihadist group known as ISIS - Islamic State in Iraq and Syria - took over Mosul and Tikrit.

Who’s behind ISIS? What do they want, and how likely are they to get it?

Credits

Guest:
Richard Barrett - The Soufan Group

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott