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The end of ISIS

By Gwynne Dyer       

It could be a year yet before the wars that have ravaged the greater Middle East since the American invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 finally die down, but it will come, writes columnist Gwynne Dyer.

U.S. President Donald Trump last week said that he plans to formally announce that ISIS has been completely defeated this week. Photograph courtesy of Gage Skidmore

LONDON, U.K.—Donald Trump last week said: “It should be formally announced sometime probably next week that we will have 100 percent of the caliphate.” Well, it is next week now, and by the weekend, Trump will probably have made exactly that announcement. He will be right, too: ISIS as a major threat has been defeated for good.

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