A Discussion With:
Mr. Hassan Hassan
Senior Resident Fellow
Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy
Ms. Jessica Lewis McFate
Director, Tradecraft and Innovation
Institute for the Study of War
Dr. Howard J. Shatz
Dr. Aaron Stein
Senior Resident Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Iraqi and Kurdish forces are closing in on Mosul, a major Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) stronghold in Iraq. Taking the city would seriously degrade ISIS territorial control in northern Iraq and force the organization to fall back into Syria. Meanwhile, ISIS is also experiencing rapid territorial loss in Syria to the Syrian Kurds, who recently captured Manbij, and to elements of the Free Syrian Army, which recently took Dabiq with Turkish support. In addition, there has been talk about an offensive on Raqqa, the Islamic State’s de-facto capital city in Syria.
With the territorial defeat of ISIS apparently approaching, one key question stands out: What will become of ISIS after military defeat? The panelists will discuss the current developments in the war against ISIS and the tactics the group may adopt after it is ousted from Mosul and challenged in Raqqa.
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