Iraq has launched a major offensive to retake control of the city of Mosul. Could the operation signal the beginning of the end for IS? Our guests: Amir Musawy (Al-Iraqia TV), Daniel Gerlach (Zenith), Alan Posener (Die Welt).
Amir Musawyis an Iraqi journalist, based in Berlin. He says: "A military victory over IS in Mosul means a possibility of a fresh start for Iraq.”
Daniel Gerlach is the founder and editor-in-chief of Zenith, a magazine on the islamic world. He says: “A military victory in Mosul is not enough. The anti-IS alliance has to explain to the people in Mosul what the political future of their city looks like."
Alan Posener is a political commentator for the Berlin daily Die Welt. He believes: “ISIS will soon be history. But what happens then? If the West leaves the region to itself, Sunni rage will create an even more brutal successor.”