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The Race to the Iraqi Border Begins

Omar Lamrani
Senior Military Analyst, Stratfor
Jun 20, 2017 | 08:00 GMT
Despite having the same finish line in sight, each actor in the Syrian conflict is driven by its own interests, and is willing to risk colliding with its rivals on the battlefield to secure them.
Despite having the same finish line in sight, each actor in the Syrian conflict is driven by its own interests, and is willing to risk colliding with its rivals on the battlefield to secure them.
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As the fight against the Islamic State winds down, a new and deadly conflict is threatening to erupt in Syria's war-torn east. ...

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