Defeating ISIS: The Impossible Coalition

This exclusive film reveals exactly why a coalition of 26 international powers, overseen by the United States, struggled for so long to overthrow 30,000 Isis jihadists. By investigating the supply lines of firearms and weapons to ISIS, it sheds new light on the connections between Isis and Turkey.

Journalist Laurent Richard also investigates the goings on behind the scenes of certain CIA-led clandestine military operations in Syria and Iraq. He interviews rebel fighters who were, for a time, supported by the White House, but claim to have been abandoned.

In their fight against Isis, the US and the other members of the coalition are today forced to support armed Salafist groups financed by Saudi Arabia. Certain armed groups close to Riyad, like Ahrar Ash-Sham, have become major players in the conflict. The problem is that some of these groups have close links to Al Qaeda, equally very present in Syria…

Filmed in Iraq, Europe, Turkey and America.


  • Year: 2016
  • Duration: 55 mins
  • Production: PREMIERES LIGNES
  • Director:
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France


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