Living With the Islamic State
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
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.
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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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