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Iraqi and Kurdish Commanders See Cracks in Jihadist Discipline

While there are no signs that the Islamic State group’s forces are falling apart in northern Iraq under the pressure of the offensive on Mosul, the militants’ last major urban stronghold in Iraq, commanders of both Kurdish and Iraqi military units have told VOA they see cracks emerging in jihadist discipline, indicating the resolve of some militants is weakening. The picture is not totally uniform, according to the commanders in charge of the Iraqi-Kurdish assault. Some extremists are...

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