Captured Islamic State militants in Mosul Martyn Aim/Getty Images




重新夺回伊斯兰国所占据的领土——尤其是夺回曾作为其自封哈里发国“首都”的这座城市——对削弱恐怖组织大有帮助,夺回摩苏尔向世界宣告,恐怖组织不能在事实上将其宗教意识形态转化为真正的地缘政治力量。而且事实上,据美国情报部门的估测显示 ,截至去年9月,从土耳其流向叙利亚加入伊斯兰国等组织的国外招募者数量已经从高峰时期的每月2,000人减少到区区50人左右。

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