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Iraq controls Mosul once again. But who controls Iraq?

An Iraqi army soldier waves a Shi‘ite flag in Mosul’s Old City on July 9

IAN BREMMER

IN MOSUL, ISIS HAS LOST MORE than a city. Defeat there marks a reversal of the victory that first put ISIS on the map in June

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