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Kurds see chance to advance their cause in ruins of Islamic State
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Kurds see chance to advance their cause in ruins of Islamic State

by firstsource newsJune 24, 2017

With the defeat of Isis close, its opponents scent opportunity in the region. Can Kurdish forces win more autonomy?

As what remains of Islamic State crumbles, the would-be victors have started circling. In Mosul, Iraqi forces have begun preparing for peace in the city where the now-encircled marauders took root three years ago. Across the border in Raqqa, with five of its neighbourhoods under their control, Kurdish forces are contemplating what comes next for them and their cause.

Related: Ever-closer ties between US and Kurds stoke Turkish border tensions | Martin Chulov and Fazel Hawramy

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