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Reclaiming Mosul: for Iraq leaders, a gap in political lessons learned

As Iraqi forces move to retake the city from ISIS, analysts warn that – in contrast to military lessons learned – the Shiite ruling elite is not doing enough to include a disenfranchised Sunni minority, whose anger helped feed the growth of ISIS.

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October 28, 2016

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A carved and painted pumpkin with the likeness of Prince is displayed at the Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns Show on Thursday night in Boston.

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