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ISIS Terrorists Cannot Be Allowed to Reclaim Iraq


ISIS Terrorists Cannot Be Allowed to Reclaim Iraq

by Con Coughlin  •  Gatestone Institute

  • Iraqi security officials say the number of ISIS fighters in Iraq is now between 2,000-3,000, which includes around 500 militants who have made their way to Iraq after escaping from prisons in Syria.

  • The upsurge in ISIS in activity in Iraq should certainly act as a wake-up call for the Trump administration as it reviews America's military commitment to Iraq following the recent appointment of former Iraqi intelligence chief Mustafa al-Kadhimi as the country's new pro-Western prime minister.

  • The reason Iraq is able to have elections in the first place is because of the enormous sacrifices made by American and other coalition forces to rebuild the country after the overthrow of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003, an achievement that the Trump administration cannot allow to be damaged by a resurgent ISIS.

Read more: https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/16127/isis-terrorists-iraq