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    Battle for Mosul: What’s at Stake for Iraq and Syria?

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker is joined by filmmaker Mojtaba Masood to discuss if the liberation of Mosul from Daesh will mean thousands of the group's fighters crossing the border to fight the Syrian government.

    As a patchwork of forces continue the offensive to wrest control of Mosul from the so-called Islamic State, could thousands of Daesh fighters soon flood Syria? And what would such a development mean for mean for the war in that country?

    Britain will begin reviewing its arms sales to Saudi Arabia in the wake of recent Saudi airstrikes on a funeral in Yemen that left 140 dead. But the military and political elites may value their relationship with the Saudi regime far too much to really make a break. Becker is joined by Alexander Mercouris, editor in chief of The Duran.

    The migrant camp in Calais, France, known as “the Jungle”, is due to be razed in the coming days, but what will become of the thousands who have been living in the camp with the intention of coming to the UK? Salman Shaheen, editor of The World Weekly, and Edward Jonkler, independent journalist, join Becker to discuss the issue.

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