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A stubborn threat: Islamic State in Iraq in early 2022

17 May 2022 - 10:41

In the four years since its territorial defeat, Islamic State (IS) has proved to be resilient as it continues to mount attacks across Iraq. Counter-terrorism (CT) operations decreased in volume over the same period but are nevertheless keeping IS in check.

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