Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has declared a state of emergency after militant Islamist group ISIS captured the city of Mosul in the country’s North, declaring they were liberating the city. But the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the violence feel anything other than liberated. It’s a significant victory for the Radical Sunni Muslims, and a worrying development for Iraq and the region. Why? Because ISIS have their hands on all the latest weapons – straight from the US.
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Dr Benjamin Isakhan – Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University.
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