Middle Eastern meltdown
Anthony Tucker-Jones reports on the latest calamities facing Syria and Iraq, which has led to a growing clamour for greater international action
Events in the Middle East by the end of 2016 were very much dominated by the war of the cities – most notably Aleppo in Syria and Mosul in Iraq. Both were the scene of fierce fighting against Islamist militants causing yet another enormous flood of panic-stricken refugees. In the UK, Parliamentarians were once again debating the merits of intervening in the Syrian Civil War. The urge to help is understandable as the humanitarian crisis . . .