Iraq declares end of Isis after conquest of Mosul

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  1. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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  2. samcraig macrumors P6

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    As cynical as this sounds - I don't believe there will or can be an end to ISIS. Not completely.
     
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    Different name same idealogy.
     
  4. weckart macrumors 68040

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    The Shia dominated government will see to that. It is good for any amount of popular discontent. Just watch now that the Kurds are planning an independence move in the North for the next fireworks.
     
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    Just today the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point issued a study that finds ISIS returning to a guerrilla style insurgency, one that will (IMO) endure for decades ...
    The quotes above are found in a New York Times article: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/29/world/middleeast/isis-attacks-syria-iraq-study.html

    The full study can be found at: https://ctc.usma.edu/posts/the-figh...ntinuing-military-efforts-in-liberated-cities


    TL;DR, any claim of the "end of ISIS" is utterly delusional.
     
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    True, even though as @citizenzen pointed out from West Points Combat Terrorism study, their functioning as a guerilla insurgency means they're going to be around for a while.

    Still, it does put these "Obama handed the ME to ISIS" meme right into the shredder.
     
  8. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    They're still holding Raqqa, so I don't know how it can be "the end of ISIS"
     

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