Baghdad may be basking in its battlefield success now, relying on military might will not be enough in the longer term.
He has rebuilt the crumbling armed forces, chased IS from the territory it had seized, and retaken disputed areas.
"Only a Syrian could have such a reaction each time he hears a helicopter."
Mahmud Abbas heads to the UN this week for a speech expected to be closely watched.
'Children there feel like a settler will come to kill them.'
On the ground the Palestinians still await their own state some 66 years after Israel was established.
Yet again, the 70-year-old Palestinian farmer will be unable to make the autumn harvest.
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