Iraq: On the frontline with Islamic State - BBC News

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The Iraqi Army says it is now pushing back Islamic State fighters from around Baghdad, and the city will not fall. With no foreign troops in combat on the ground in Iraq, the army has the job of following up on coalition airstrikes to halt IS advances. A series of setbacks in the summer had raised questions about the army's ability and morale to do this and take the fight to IS. Our World Affairs John Simpson, has been with the Iraqi Army to the frontline with Islamic State about twenty miles south west of Baghdad:

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first time ive seen a reporter not wearing ``please shoot me im blue`` UN blue plate carrier and helmet

Author — can nack


You remember Saddam warning you Iraqi people during the trials ....haha ...anyway its life

Author — Mwangi Irungu


Hi guys I'm SSGT MICHAEL iraqi army 17th division I serve in this place We were lack for for supplie And when we get IED or attach from ISIS nobody came to help us Even the iraqi commander Seems a hero in this video He is a coward He oppend many hols to isis  to come here I never see with us in the battles

Author — Mal Ik


BBC supports terrorists just like all other UK tools

Author — Legends Destroyer


Hah the new iraqi army is so fancy now :D

Author — Angel Yotov


is that DSHK? Mounted on the top of the humvee?

Author — ahmad baliyo


اللهم انصر المجاهدين في العراق وسوريا وفلسطين##@**""اللهم آمين اللهم إن عدوهم عدوك واخذلهم يا رب العالمين

Author — Faafiyaha diinta channel


There is no isis before sadam
When Saddam ruled Iraq is peace place to be

Author — Yusuf Abshir


the entire world are fighting these guys in Toyota pick up truck something is not adding up.

Author — Waranish


Iraq was fine till you thugs went there.

Author — paul hutchins


this madness will end when the u.s and it's allies stop helping what they rebels in Syria because they have a sanctuary in Syria to train and prepare then they attack iraqi regions

Author — Ayman A


تناقض المذيع لا خوذه ولا درع والجنود تكول عليهم مبالغه زائفه.

Author — Heart of Hell


Arabs a very dangerous people and heartless

Author — shon Nassanga


They were there looking for binliner.... the fact they were there long after it was claimed binliner was killed indicates maybe he wasn't killed after all?

Author — Public Public


we ll meet on judgement day Allah will show u justice

Author — i.m.bachcha silent


The reporter and the military talks so kiddish..

Author — Saleem Patla


Our puppet government is doing well, only NK, Iran and China left

Author — Neon Jay


america depeated the iraqi army in 1991 such a losser army saddam is a brave but his army is a losser

Author — ehtiram haq


If saddam is alive now..he will laugh and say...it is the democratic you want?

Author — Ilocano Oohhhyah


The human cost is frightening the cultural destruction is unforgivable, God Bless those who fight to destroy ISS.

Author — Bob Karigan