With latest onslaught, Islamic state vision takes shape in Iraq
In the absence of strong, central governments in Iraq and Syria, the Western strategy in the region is in urgent need of revision.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, has chalked up two strategic victories. He built a command stronghold in Syria, which became an independent target, thus splitting the rebels fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad. By doing so, he has managed to give Assad the status of fighting against radical Islam, which would make him of strategic value to...
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