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ON THE LINE: ISIL: Past, Present & Futurei
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June 27, 2014 3:00 AM
The militant group ISIL is so brutal that even Al-Qaeda renounced it. ISIL shocked the world with its blitzkrieg in Iraq this month, taking over the second largest Iraqi city Mosul, with minimum effort. What is ISIL? What does it want? How did it become so powerful? And, what does it mean for the future of global Jihadi organisations? Find out next, On the Line.

ON THE LINE: ISIL: Past, Present & Future

Published June 26, 2014

The militant group ISIL is so brutal that even Al-Qaeda renounced it. ISIL shocked the world with its blitzkrieg in Iraq this month, taking over the second largest Iraqi city Mosul, with minimum effort. What is ISIL? What does it want? How did it become so powerful? And, what does it mean for the future of global Jihadi organisations? Find out next, On the Line.

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CIA - Michael Morell  
Michael Morell, former Deputy Director of the CIA, talks about the Iraq War, Bid Laden, Benghazi and other key events of career, in his new book, "The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism."  In a recent interview with VOA’s Cal Perry, Morell elaborated further on his concerns about ISIS, Al Qaeda and other groups.  On this week’s HashtagVOA, we’ll hear some of Morell’s remarks and get reaction and perspective from two key analysts.

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