The group that calls itself the Islamic State is making advances in Anbar, a crucial Iraqi province that was the epicenter of the Sunni Awakening during the Iraq War.
Meanwhile, ISIS continues to kidnap and systematically rape Yazidi women.
In the face of all this, do Iraqis think airstrikes in the region are effective?
NPR's international correspondent Leila Fadel joins Here & Now's Sacha Pfeiffer to discuss the mood in Iraq, following the holy day of Eid, which Muslims around the world observe.
This segment aired on October 7, 2014.