ISIL being beaten back in Iraq

The Herald reports:

New Zealand and Australia forces are helping to train Iraqi forces at Camp Taji near Baghdad.

Up to 40 per cent of Iraq had been in ISIS hands and that is now about 10 per cent.

Ramadi and Fallujah have been retaken with Mosul the next likely target.

That’s encouraging, Given time ISIL may be expelled entirely from Iraq. Syria may be more difficult though as it isn’t a two way conflict but a multi-way conflict with Assad forces, non-ISIL opposition and ISIL.

I think it is time to admit Assad is the lesser evil and do a deal with him, just as in WWII Allies worked with Stalin to defeat the greater threat of the Nazis.

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