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The Islamic State is not dead yet

The US needs to support, mobilise those willing to help move Iraq in the right direction

Antony J Blinken | NYT 

The liberation of Mosul – the Islamic State’s de facto capital in Iraq — marks a turning point in the war against the world’s most dangerous terrorist group. Daesh, as the Islamic State is known throughout the Middle East, no longer controls significant territory in Iraq where it can harbor foreign fighters or exploit resources, like oil. And its core narrative — building an actual state — is in tatters. But while the Trump administration will be right to celebrate the end of the caliphate as we know it, it is far too soon to feel comfortable, ...

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First Published: Mon, July 10 2017. 12:01 IST
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