Islamic State: A Sunni revolution in the Middle East

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A picture taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria shows Syrian refugees crossing into Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, south-eastern Turkey, 15 June 2015.

The EU does not have the resources to act from a defense standpoint; instead it is only able to manage peacekeeping and peace-building operations.


New Europe spoke with Dr. Carlo Facci, an expert on the Middle East, about the crisis in Syria and Iraq. Facci is a political scientist based in Brussels and a senior lecturer at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik in Lebanon.
Can you tell us about the current situation if Iraq and the possible support of the Kurdish and Iraqi Army?
The US State Department has been very clear about Iraq. The United States’ support only goes to the regular Iraqi army, but they face a dilemma on whether they sh...


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