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Islamic State exploits economic downturn in Iraq and Syria, US envoy says | Source: Shafaq.com

The Islamic State is trying to take advantage of deteriorating economic conditions in Iraq and Syria to reconstitute itself and reconstitute presence in areas hardest hit by the economic downturn, said the U.S State Department. In Iraq, the group is still waging a low-level insurgency in northern and western Iraq.  In Syria, IS is still carrying out small-scale attacks on regime forces or areas held by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Source: Shafaq.com


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