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Kurdish intelligence chief: IS 'could be defeated in weeks'

The intelligence and security chief in Iraqi Kurdistan has said that Islamic State could be defeated in "months perhaps even weeks" if Western powers engaged fully in the fight against the extremists.

Masrour Barzani said the militant group are "weaker than they used to be".

He said that he hoped the Paris attacks would lead to "more engagement and more commitment to eradicate" the Islamic State group.

  • 18 Nov 2015
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