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Saddam's former elite underpins Islamic State success

World Jun 17, 2015

Saddam's former elite underpins Islamic State success

A year after declaring his caliphate, it is clear that the secret of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's success is the army and state he has built from the remnants of Saddam Hussein's military, and the allegiance he has won or coerced from alienated Sunni Muslims ...