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News Analysis: After the Caliphate, What's Next for ISIS? ISIS 2.0, Experts Say With the fall of its capital and loss of territory, the Islamic State may be reeling but not vanquished.
New York Times | Oct 18, 2017 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Syria, What Role Should The U.S. Play In Raqqa? U.S. airstrikes helped U.S.-backed forces oust ISIS from the Syrian city. Steve Inskeep talks to James Jeffrey, former ambassador to Iraq and Turkey, who says the U.S. will have to stay engaged there.
NPR.org | Oct 18, 2017 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Lawsuit Claims Three U.S. Companies Funded Terror in Iraq The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, cited as evidence contracts between the companies and the Iraqi government, leaked diplomatic cables, and the testimony of informants.
New York Times | Oct 18, 2017 12:37 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
No Clear End Game For U.S. Military In Iraq And Syria The U.S. is training and equipping both sides in the Iraq-Kurdistan stand-off along with Syrian opposition forces in the battle against ISIS and the Assad regime. It has created a tangled web with no clear end game.
NPR.org | Oct 17, 2017 8:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.S.-Backed Forces On The Verge Of Pushing ISIS Out Of Raqqa U.S.-backed forces are close to finishing the battle to push ISIS from its de facto capital, Raqqa. Doing so will leave little territory remaining for the so-called Islamic State that once ruled a large swatch of Iraq and Syria. It also leave the city in
NPR.org | Oct 17, 2017 8:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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War within a war The fall of Kirkuk reflects the struggle to control Iraq after the defeat of IS, says Michael Knights.
BBC News | Oct 17, 2017 5:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
After 4-month Battle, U.S.-Backed Forces Appear To Gain Control Of Raqqa The city in northeastern Syria has been the self-declared capital of the Islamic State. U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are reported to be on the verge of taking the city back from ISIS.
NPR.org | Oct 17, 2017 09:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
News Brief: President Trump Says GOP Is Unified, NFL Protests Trump says the Republican Party is more unified than ever. The NFL meets with players to discuss weeks of protests. And the Islamic State is on the verge of losing control of the Syrian city of Raqqa.
NPR.org | Oct 17, 2017 09:01 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Confrontation Over Kirkuk In Iraq Reignited After Kurdish Independence Vote Iraqi troops have wrested control of Kirkuk from the Kurds, who have held it for the last three years. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with New York Times reporter David Zucchino about the situation on the ground in Iraq.
NPR.org | Oct 16, 2017 8:43 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Are the Days of Low Oil Prices Receding? The Kurdish vote for independence in Iraq is the latest geopolitical crisis to affect a market already weighing the impact of possible new sanctions on Iran.
New York Times | Oct 16, 2017 3:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend