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The Manchester terror attack by an alleged Daesh (ISIS) "soldier" will accelerate the push by the U.S. and its allies to capture the terror group's strongholds in Mosul and Raqqa. But it should also focus some urgent discussions about a post-Daesh strategy for stabilizing Iraq and Syria.European allies have been urging the U.S. to finish the job in Raqqa as soon as possible.The Pentagon concluded that this force didn't have any real battlefield presence, and that the real choice was either relying on the Kurdish-led coalition to clear Raqqa or sending in thousands of U.S. troops to do the job.Once Raqqa and Mosul are cleared, the challenge will be rebuilding the Sunni areas of Syria and Iraq – with real governance and security – so that follow-on extremist groups don't quickly emerge.The Kurds are the wild cards in both Iraq and Syria.Iraq and Syria need to be reimagined as looser, better governed, more inclusive confederal states that give minorities room to breathe.
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