This is the new map of the Middle East

Thursday 21 August 2014 10:00

The Islamic State, formerly known as Isis, has cut a bloody swathe through Syria and Iraq, redrawing the map of both countries.

As The Independent asked on its front page this morning in light of the horrific murder of American journalist James Foley, where does the west go from here?

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