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Islamic State’s Lloss of Dabiq: It Was Never About Armageddon, but Weak States (Video)

By Juan Cole / Informed Comment Political scientist Khalid Rif`says that the forced withdrawal of Islamic State from the town of Dabiq in northern Syria on Sunday under heavy Turkish army bombardment and in the face of advancing fighters of the Free Syrian Army has a religious symbolism that is fatal to the organization’s esprit de corps.
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