West Asia

War without end

Print edition : September 19, 2014

An Islamic State militant holds a knife next to the man purported to be U.S. journalist James Foley at an unknown location in this image from an undated video posted on a social media website. Photo: Reuters

A file photograph of Foley. Photo: Ken McGagh/AP

Bombing the Islamic State fighters, who have made the sectarian divide in Iraq permanent, may not solve the problem as the U.S. and its allies in West Asia had allowed the I.S. a free run in Syria to fight the Bashar al-Assad government.
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