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Living With the Islamic State

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Jun 30, 2016 | 09:01 GMT
An Iraqi army Humvee on patrol in Fallujah as security forces wrest control from the Islamic State
Iraqi forces drive through the city of Fallujah, which they reclaimed from the Islamic State on June 26 after a weekslong battle. The city's loss marks a major symbolic defeat for the jihadist group.
(HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

The loss of Fallujah shows that the group's utopian ideology falls flat in practice. Though clearing the city of remaining fighters could take weeks, the defeat is a huge symbolic loss for the jihadist group and a major victory for the forces trying to discredit and destroy it....

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