Mosul fight could fracture Iraq - former Sunni governor

Mosul fight could fracture Iraq - former Sunni governor
 

The battle for Mosul will be a make-or-break moment for Iraq that could split the country along ethnic and sectarian lines, said the former regional governor who has assembled a force which will take part in the campaign.
Iraq has been preparing for more than a year for its offensive to drive Islamic State out of its last major stronghold. The operation is expected to kick off this month.
What happens after a victory could present an even bigger challenge than the battle, however -- Sunnis, Kurds and Shi'ites who have formed an uneasy alliance against the militants will be faced with the... read more

 
5 October 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: Reuters
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