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The advancing decomposition of the State of Iraq illuminates the evolution of the instability in the greater Middle East area. Both Iraq and Syria were greatly tested by the explosive growth of the fighting ISIS. Syria managed to survive it thanks to the simultaneous support of Russia, Iran, and Syrian Kurdish Forces, Iraq lost Iraqi Kurdistan and managed to survive ISIS with the support of the Shia Militias of Iraq, which developed their strength with the ideological, financial and material support of Iran. Read more

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