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Islamic State

Months after the United States began airstrikes in Iraq that then expanded to Syria, the self-described militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) remains in control of most of the territory it has seized. Browse through the Democracy Now! interviews below with veteran Middle East correspondents such as Patrick Cockburn, author of the book, “The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising,” and with Jeremy Scahill, who argues the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 helped create the threat now posed by ISIS.

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