In US war on IS, what would victory look like?

An image issued by jihadist media outlet Welayat Raqa on June 30, 2014, allegedly shows a member of the Islamic state militant group parading in a street in the northern rebel-held Syrian city of RaqaWashington (AFP) – The United States has yet to explain exactly what victory might look like in its war against the Islamic State group, but it is becoming clear that success will depend heavily on political events in Syria and Iraq that are beyond its control, experts say.

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