Omar Abdel-Razek next to armoured vehicle
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Under fire from IS militants in Iraq's Anbar province

The Iraqi army, supported by coalition airstrikes and Iran-backed militias, finds itself locked in fierce battles for many parts of the country.

Recently the key city of Ramadi fell to the militants and they maintain a strong hold over other strategically important areas.

The BBC's Omar Abdel-Razek went on patrol with the Iraq army in Khalidiya, Anbar province, and the convoy came under sniper fire from IS militants.

  • 25 May 2015
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