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    To the worsening military situation in Iraq. The northern city of Tal Afar has fallen to the militants of ISIS, and this morning the BBC is reporting fighting for the city of Baquba just north of Baghdad. As you heard in the bulletin President Obama has announced the deployment of 275 American troops to Iraq. Meanwhile Iraq’s neighbour and ally Iran is sending crack troops to organise the counterattack against ISIS Shashank Joshi is a research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London.

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