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When Mosul falls: Iraq may win the war, but risks losing the peace

28 Mar

As Iraqi forces close in on the last IS strongholds in Mosul, Iraqi experts, UN and international officials fear Baghdad could find it has won the war but lost the peace.Will military victory be followed by sectarian abuses or incompetent government administration which squander popular support and reopen the way to extremism of a new kind?Though expressed more diplomatically, this was the question which lay behind the Iraq component of Wednesday’s meeting in Washington of foreign ministers of the so-called global coalition to defeat Islamic State.

Source: When Mosul falls: Iraq may win the war, but risks losing the peace | Middle East Eye

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