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A guarantee of failure in Iraq

The deployment of western troops would be a narrative gift for Islamic State

By Robert Fry  
The residents of Kobani, a Kurdish town on the Syrian border, watch as the US and coalition forces make air-strikes on the key positions of ISIS allowing the YPG to reclaim much lost territory. Neighbouring Turkey has so far refrained from any action against the jihadists on its doorstep, despite four straight nights of protests among its own large Kurdish minority that have left 31 people dead. Photo by Jacob Simkin/Pacific Press/ABACAPRESS.COM

The residents of Kobane on the Syrian border, watch as the US and coalition forces carry out air-strikes agaimst IS ©Jacob Simkin/Pacific Press/ABACAPRESS.COM

The residents of Kobani, a Kurdish town on the Syrian border, watch as the US and coalition forces make air-strikes on the key positions of ISIS allowing the YPG to reclaim much lost territory. Neighbouring Turkey has so far refrained from any action against the jihadists on its doorstep, despite four straight nights of protests among its own large Kurdish minority that have left 31 people dead. Photo by Jacob Simkin/Pacific Press/ABACAPRESS.COM The residents of Kobane on the Syrian border, watch as the US and coalition forces carry out air-strikes agaimst…

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