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Analysis document: The interminable war of Iraq

Iraq is plunged in a deep crisis with the country on the verge of disintegration and in the middle of a shining offensive by the combatants of the Islamic State of Iraq and The Levant (ISIS), which has led them to conquering the important city of Mosul capital of the Sunni region in June and coming closer to Baghdad. This spectacular advance of the Islamic radicals considered only a few months ago like a declining force that had suffered important reverses in Syria at the end of the year 2013, raises the question of trying to figure out which have been the keys of the success of a reduced Force supposedly inferior in material and quality to the regular army of Iraq, trained and equipped by the United States. Which are the territorial limits of the expansion of the Islamic Sunnis? What are the options for the government of the Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki? Up to what point is Iraq on the verge of disintegration or civil war?

Author: Ignacio Fuente Cobo


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