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Spotlight: The War for Iraq and Syria

With the fall of Mosul and other majority Sunni cities and towns to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the first two weeks of June, Iraq’s civil war has now melded with the conflict in Syria to produce a sprawling regional war pitting Sunni Islamists backed by Turkey and the Arab Gulf states against the Islamic Republic of Shiite Iran and its proxies.

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