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The US and Russia both claim to be fighting ISIS militants in Syria,  but their ultimate goals are not the same.

The US and Russia: Frenemies in the Middle East

The US and Russia both claim to be fighting ISIS militants in Syria,  but their ultimate goals are not the same.

from To the Point

With the votes still coming in, we’ll look ahead at one of the major challenges facing the next President of the United States: the fight against ISIS. It’s a legacy of George W.

Defeating ISIS might be just the beginning

With the votes still coming in, we’ll look ahead at one of the major challenges facing the next President of the United States: the fight against ISIS. It’s a legacy of George W.

from To the Point

The campaign to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State is shaping up as the biggest battle in Iraq since the US invasion of 2003.

Iraqi Prime Minister says Mosul operation going faster than planned

The campaign to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State is shaping up as the biggest battle in Iraq since the US invasion of 2003.

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