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“Could such a plan actually improve counterinsurgency, leading to the success that has thus eluded the U.S. (and NATO)? In a word: no.”

“The marriage of local ground forces with U.S. drones, warplanes and intelligence has been potent.”

“The Islamic State described the loss of Mosul as a loss for all Muslims against the Shiites and the ‘Crusader coalition.’”

Continue on for a Washington Post news analysis of the battle for Mosul.

“Iraq’s prime minister showed up Sunday in the city of Mosul to declare victory in the nine-month battle for control of the Islamic State’s former capital in Iraq.”

“U.S.-Russian agreement on a buffer zone is a promising sign. The line keeps the combatants focused on the Islamic State, rather than sparring with each other.”