After militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria took Mosul and other Iraqi cities, the government issued a call for volunteers to join the army. Many Iraqis answered.
June 22, 2014 Baghdad Operations Command (BOC) spokesman Saad Maan is silhouetted against strategic maps during an interview in the BOC control center in Baghdad. Security forces across the country are facing increasing challenges following the recent takeover of large swaths of the country by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Scott Nelson/For The Washington Post Buy Photo