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The Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria's lightning offensive of Iraq last week was a serious cause of alarm.Yet, its campaign may offer the first glimmer of hope for the Syrian conflict since the situation in Syria was hijacked by radicals.For over a year ISIS has asserted its control over most of eastern Syria, while maintaining a strong presence in the north. Until recently, ISIS remained entrenched in regions of Syria under its direct control.With the image of radical groups tarnished in Iraq following the killings of thousands of innocent Shiite civilians after the American invasion, the ISIS intervention in Syria could not have been better chosen.With most of its operatives spread across Iraq, ISIS is vulnerable in Syria.However, getting rid of ISIS may very well simplify the task of bringing an end to Assad rule.
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