The rise and fall of IS group in the Middle East
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The year of 2017 was marked by the demise of the Islamic State (IS) group after US-led coalition forces ousted the group from its former strongholds in Iraq and Syria. Iraq has since declared it is free from the Islamist militants, but what does the future hold for Iraq and Syria? What about the devastation the jihadists left behind? Our reporter James André and FRANCE 24’s expert on jihadist networks Wassim Nasr try to answer these questions.