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COVID-struck Iraq sees ‘biggest ISIS resurgence’ since group’s defeat in 2017

COVID-struck Iraq sees ‘biggest ISIS resurgence’ since group’s defeat in 2017 Iraq is currently witnessing the largest resurgence of the Islamic State since December of 2017, when the Iraqi government declared it had defeated the group, according to local and international observers. The Sunni militant group, which became known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is exploiting a moment of opportunity, as Iraqi security forces, Shia militias and American troops are essentially sheltering in place to avoid…

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