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Fall of Raqqa and Mosul will not spell the end for Isis – only a new beginning

07 May

When Lionel Messi scored a last minute winning goal for Barcelona against Real Madrid on 23 April, football fans in the Syrian coastal city of Tartous who had been watching the game on television rushed into the street to celebrate.

This turned out to be a mistake from their point of view because many of the jubilant fans were men of military age, whom the Syrian security forces promptly detained in order to find out if they were liable for military service. It is unknown how many were conscripted but, once in the army, they will have difficulty getting out and there is a high chance they will be killed or injured.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/isis-mosul-iraq-raqqa-syria-fall-of-strongholds-battle-latest-end-of-beginning-a7716111.html?amp

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Posted by on May 7, 2017 in Middle East

 

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