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Daesh ‘expertise, methods inherited from Iraq army’

AFP reports:

As Iraqi forces battled Daesh, former general Abdel Karim Khalaf came to a sad realization — they were fighting against some of his former army comrades.

The tactics Daesh terrorists used — from the way they dug tunnels to their construction of defenses — were lifted straight from the manual of the old Iraqi armed forces under dictator Saddam Hussein.

“They had expertise and methods inherited from the army,” said retired army commander Khalaf. “They knew us.”

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