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3Novices:Down, not out: Mosul victory is good news, but it’s not the end of the Islamic State

It is almost exactly three years since Islamic State’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, proclaimed a caliphate from the pulpit of the medieval Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, following a stunning Isis sweep through large areas of Iraq and Syria.
Three years later, Iraq’s second city is mostly back under the control of government forces, Isis has been largely confined to the Syrian city of Raqqa and desert areas of western Iraq, and Baghdadi is missing, reported killed.
The al-Nuri…
July 10, 2017 at 05:41AM http://ift.tt/2tEbcGV
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