August 29, 2014

Iraq's ISIS Challenge

Amir Taheri, New York Post

The Associated Press

Two months after the Islamic State, or Daesh in Arabic, announced the revival of the caliphate, the Iraqi landscape is marked by both uncertainties and some surprising certainties.

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TAGGED: Iraq, ISIS, Islamic State


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