ISIS is on the run in Syria and Iraq, but it’s not going away

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Today a U.N. spokesperson described the situation in Aleppo as “a complete meltdown of humanity.” Pro-government forces are close to retaking the Syrian city from anti-government rebels. It represents a major victory for President Bashar al Assad. He’s been fighting an assortment of rebel groups there, and foreign fighters like ISIS and al Qaida in other parts of the country. ISIS is on the run in Syria and Iraq. Its plans for a caliphate now in disarray.

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Guest:
Robin Wright - joint fellow at the US Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson Center, and contributing writer for the New Yorker - @wrightr

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Amy Ta, Michell Eloy