What the Fall of Raqqa and ISIS’ Latest Setbacks Mean for Jordan

What the Fall of Raqqa and ISIS’ Latest Setbacks Mean for Jordan
A Jordanian soldier stands at the northeastern border with Syria, Feb. 14, 2017 (AP photo by Raad Adayleh).

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles on the Islamic State after the fall of Raqqa and the outlook for Syria and its neighbors. The defeat last week of the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Raqqa, its major base of operations in northern Syria, may prove to be a seminal event in ways the battle’s victors did not intend. While no doubt a major milestone, Raqqa’s fall is far from the conclusion of the broader six-year conflict in Syria, nor the end of the jihadi movement itself. The temptation to claim victory over the Islamic State may […]

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