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VIDEO: Iraq’s Jihadist Takeover: Can the Spread of Extremists be Stopped

By France 24 English,  June 12, 2014

How can jihadists suddenly be in control of Iraq’s second-largest city? The Sunni radicals of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have stormed Mosul and points north in Kirkuk province, this after US-trained government forces fled. Less than a five-hour flight from Paris, could ISIS – as its name suggests – actually carve out its own state?

Alissa Johannsen RUBIN

New York Times Bureau Chief in Paris

Hadeel Al SAYEGH

Senior reporter with The National daily newspaper (Iraq)

Zaid AL-ALI

Senior Adviser on Constitution Building, International IDEA

Shwan ZULAL

Blogger and political analyst

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